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Wear Red Day in the WSA

I was in awe of the beautiful pictures that came across my email this week. Enjoy this special pictorial edition of The WSA Why Bulletin, and thank you all for everything you did to make Wear Red Day an astounding success!

Guest Blogger: Lorna Shaw

Lorna Shaw is the External Affairs Manager at Sumitomo Metal Mining Pogo in Fairbanks, Alaska – and a very passionate and committed advocate for the American Heart Association. Having a great hair day Have you ever said something you didn't really mean? Did you choose to honor your word anyway? That's the situation I found myself in this week. I [...]

Run, Anchorage, run!

There’s no doubt about it, spring is here. It’s nice to see so many people out hitting the streets, walking and running their way to a more active life. Training has been in full force in Anchorage as our local division once again hosted another successful Heart Run. This year the community topped the fundraising goal by $10,000, totaling $300,000, [...]

By |April 24th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Record-Breaking Run

The Alaska Heart Run signals the start of spring in the Anchorage – this was our 37th annual event kicking off the running season. It set a record by raising over $282,000. Runners and walkers of all ages and abilities took to the streets celebrating healthy lifestyle choices. The Mended Hearts survivors’ group started the untimed 5-k race and served [...]

Chloe and her Heart Hero Superhero Cape

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, what a perfect story to be able to share… She was born with a heart-shaped birthmark on her foot. Her grandmother Dottie thinks it was a sign – little Chloe, who has Congenital Heart Defect, was meant to be an AHA ambassador. Her family knew Chloe had a heart defect before she was born, [...]

By |February 13th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Alaska advocacy adds another a big win!

A big congratulations to our Advocacy team for their ninth policy victory! Like the rest of the nation, Alaska is facing an obesity epidemic.  Approximately one out of every three Alaska adults are overweight or obese and three out of ten high school students are overweight or obese. In addition, the economic impact on the state is estimated to be $459 [...]

Friendly Competition Helps Fight Heart Disease

Competition keeps us all hopping. It helps us keep our edge in everyday tasks and turns into fun at sporting events of all kinds. From what I hear out of our Sacramento division -- that includes frog jumping. Calaveras County is known for its world-class fair and Jumping Frog Jubilee. The events take place in the historic Gold [...]