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Sacramento welcomes WSA Board of Directors

Last week the Western States Affiliate Board met in Sacramento. In addition to meetings with local volunteers and staff, they also visited the state Capitol to advocate for statewide policies that promote heart and brain health. The Board met with 16 key legislative offices to build support and momentum for tobacco control, obesity prevention and water access policies. Our volunteers shared [...]

San Francisco scores first community level CPR goal

Big news this week from San Francisco! Our dedicated Greater Bay Area division board of directors and Advocacy team scored a major policy victory assuring that local high school grads will now be armed with lifesaving CPR skills. Their joint efforts led to action by the San Francisco Board of Education to add Hands-Only CPR to its ninth grade health [...]

WSA Board Members selected to serve on National Board

I am excited to share that our National Center has released the slate of 2015-2016 Board of Directors. Longtime WSA volunteer Dave Schlotterbeck will serve as our affiliate representative on the National Board of Directors. Ray Vara has served as the WSA representative for the last few years and was selected to serve as Treasurer of the National Board – this [...]

Greater Bay Area volunteer shines

The record wind and rain may have been a hot topic in Northern California this week, but that didn’t stop one of our amazing volunteers from shining through. Gordon L. Fung, M.D., is an ex-officio San Francisco American Heart Association Board of Directors member. He started his volunteer work with us in the 1980s with our Chinese Community Cardiac Council. [...]

Volunteer award winners shine!

This week marked an important milestone for our organization – and our affiliate. On the grand scale, it was 90 years ago this week that a group of six doctors decided to disprove the idea that people with heart disease were simply predestined to die. Their subsequent work and gatherings built the American Heart Association as we know it today [...]