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Montana Governor signs STEMI Registry bill

Breaking news out of Montana – Governor Steve Bullock has signed the state’s STEMI Registry Bill! A STEMI carries a substantial risk of death and disability and calls for a quick response on many fronts. It can be quickly recognized using a 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG). In 2014, The Helmsley Charitable Trust gave the American Heart Association a $4.6 [...]

Riding for a cause that is close to the heart

Nice work, Greater Bay Area Team! With nearly 150 riders, the CycleNation tour pedaled its way through the region offering participants a 25, 50 or 100-mile route in and around the Livermore, California area. The hope is that this new fundraising event will become an AHA staple, much like a Heart Walk, but for cycle enthusiasts. There is a $25 [...]

Guest blogger Kathy Young: #HeartsWithPride reflects diversity and inclusion

Kathy Young (pictured on the left, below) is the Western States Affiliate Vice President of our Sun Coast Youth Market team. She is also the President of the American Heart Association's "Hearts With Pride" LGBTQ employee resource group. Kathy recounts her recent experience representing the American Heart Association at a Phoenix Pride event. Bringing together many voices is key to our [...]

Volunteer family receives special recognition

Valentines day may have come and gone -- but this sweet story is too good not to share! The San Diego Gulls professional hockey team took advantage of the red-themed day to celebrate the American Heart Association, Go Red For Women and super volunteer and survivor Kenzi Jankowski. Kenzi and her brother Tanner were featured in the pre-game “drop the puck” ceremony, [...]

Guest Blogger Lisa Jones Barker: Western States’ Innovative Minds Lead the Pack

Lisa Jones Barker is the Senior Vice President of Health Strategies for the Western States Affiliate. She is incredibly proud of the work and creative thought that so many from our Health Strategies Team put into this special grant opportunity. She submitted the following guest blog post: American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown’s recently launched a "Community Innovation Challenge" for AHA staff. The [...]

Guest blogger: AHA Chef Bryce Fluellen

Los Angeles Chef Bryce Fluellen is passionate about healthy eating and empowering kids to take charge of a their heart health at an early age. And, thanks to his involvement with Kids Cook With Heart, we are fortunate enough to have him on staff at the American Heart Association! The American Heart Association’s Kids Cook With Heart (KCWH) program serves [...]

AHA and UCSF Combine Efforts to take Bay Area’s Go Red For Women campaign to the next level in 2017

Great news out of the Greater Bay Area… the Go Red For Women team recently announced that Sheila Antrum, President of UCSF Medical Center and Senior Vice President of UCSF Health for Adult Services, is the Chair for the 2016 – 2017 campaign. In the past 10 years, cardiovascular disease deaths in women have decreased more than 30 percent. Yet there [...]

A beautiful “Union of Hearts”

On New Year’s Day, more than 700,000 people watched the Tournament of Roses Parade make its way down on Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena, California. The “Union of Hearts” float, which celebrated Union Bank’s 30 years of steadfast support for the American Heart Association in the fight against heart disease and stroke had its own multitude of supporters working behind the [...]

Happy birthday Teaching Garden!

Smiles and laugher are common at most birthday parties, but a new record may have been set recently at Walt Disney School in Anaheim. Students and staff gathered to mark the one year anniversary of the school’s Teaching Garden. They expressed gratitude to our staff for helping make the project a reality, and followed up by noting on the school’s [...]

World Stroke Day in Phoenix

The American Heart Association’s Halle Heart Children’s Museum was the place to be on World Stroke Day, as some 130 kids learned about the warning signs of stroke by singing the hip hop FAST Song on karaoke. Stroke survivors come in all shapes and sizes and several were on hand to assist in educating the public about the No. 1 [...]