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Seattle passes tax on sugary drinks

Two great advocacy stories in one week! Thanks to the incredible work of the Seattle Healthy Kids Coalition, the Seattle City Council voted to adopt a 1.75 cents per ounce tax on sugary drinks that will increase funding for healthy food access, public health, early learning and education programs for communities most affected by the obesity and Type 2 diabetes [...]

Former Super Bowl star inspires kids to get healthy

Jesse Sapolu’s continued his support of the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association when he included our NFL Play 60 Challenge program as part of his “Super Lineman” event at Estancia High School in Costa Mesa. At this unique tournament, high school football linemen have the opportunity to participate in clinics run by, receive training and coaching from, [...]

56th Annual Phoenix Heart Ball raises over $1,000,000!

As the most prestigious social event in Phoenix, the Heart Ball is a true celebration of the generosity of the Phoenix community. With over 600 guests in attendance, this year's Heart Ball was the culmination of Chairman Kimberly Afkhami’s yearlong mission to fight heart disease and stroke and promote healthy living in Arizona and across the nation. The enchanting evening [...]

Mr. Las Vegas Wayne Newton stirs excitement at Flavors of the Heart

Mr. Las Vegas – Wayne Newton stirred up excitement at our recent Flavors of the Heart Multicultural Food Festival. He was on hand to present a personal check for $6,500 to support the Teens Cook With Heart (TCWH) Next Generation program. He learned about TCWH from Cut and Taste Catering Company when he hired the group to cater an event [...]

Kids Move With Heart kicks off in Oregon

It was lots of fun as Oregon Kids Move With Heart kicked off in Beaverton last week. This exciting new initiative to get kids more physically active throughout the school day had one teacher commenting, “Kids will be having so much fun that they won’t realize they’re learning.” Last week’s professional development activities were the first step as Beaverton School [...]

Great strides in Washington State

Thanks to our advocacy volunteers and staff in Washington State, we took a few great strides in our fight against childhood obesity. Governor Jay Inslee recently signed a transportation revenue package that funds a statewide Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Program (PBSP) and it includes $56 million for our Safe Routes to School project! Our advocates joined with our partners the [...]

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