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Guest Blogger Donna Kato: Daily Reminders

Donna Kato is the Communications and Marketing Director for the American Heart Association in the Silicon Valley and North Central Coast, California and Boise, Idaho markets. She was a journalist for most of her career and became a media relations professional in 2009. She started working for the American Heart Association in April 2016. As I start my second year [...]

Guest Blogger Rich Henry: Community involvement enriches employees experiences

Rich Henry is the President of McCarthy Building Companies for the Northern Pacific Division. He is also the 2018 Greater Bay Area 2018 Heart of Gold Heart Ball Chair. We are honored to have him as a volunteer and advocate. As the President of a large company, I have come to believe that the health and wellness of my employees [...]

WSA secures $100,000 Community Innovation Grant!

Big news this week in the WSA -- a proposal by our very own Eric Batch, Vice President of Advocacy, along with Administrative Coordinator Alisha Castro and Affiliate Development Officer Shawn Casey-White, has been named the winner of the $100,000 AHA Community Innovation Challenge! The WSA continues to lead the country is many ways and this is just another great [...]

Rome Betts winners

The Rome Betts Award of Excellence is among the most prestigious of AHA/ASA national staff awards. We are so excited to announce that three of our Health Strategies colleagues and the Greater Bay Area Heart Walk team are among the winners. Award for Revenue Generation – Heart Walk The Greater Bay Area Heart Walk team, led by Jill DiGiacomo and [...]

Bay Area School 2nd in Nation for NFL Play 60 Challenge

Congrats to Don Callejon Elementary School in the Silicon Valley which ranks second in the nation in the NFL Play 60 Challenge.  Students logged 1.8 million minutes of activity over four weeks! San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Tomsula (pictured) congratulated the students during a recent celebration assembly. The 49ers also put together a great video highlighting the success. The [...]

Life is Why is a hit in Seattle

Hi, Kathy! My name is Ricki Cullum and I am an intern at the AHA in Seattle. I am working on finishing my Bachelor of Science degree in Community Health from Western Washington University. You asked in a previous post to share “Life is Why” stories – and we have a great one! I partnered with Caroline Reis, another intern, [...]