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Ticker makes a special guest appearance at Oceanside Parade

Ticker and the American Heart Association Life is Why platform met tens of thousands of parade goers “where they are” to celebrate community and America’s Independence at the 23rd Annual Oceanside Independence Parade. I understand that Ticker was quite excited to be featured on TV during pre-event coverage! Special thanks to Life is Why cause sponsor Tri-City Medical Center for [...]

Seattle Kids Cook With Heart

The Seattle Team hosted a very successful Kids Cook With Heart class – complete with outstanding media coverage! The program brings hands-on cooking instruction to the classroom with the goal of teaching elementary, middle and high school students about heart-healthy cooking. Regular feedback is that participants take it upon themselves to teach their parents what they’ve learned, and end up influencing [...]

Junior Chef Challenge teaches kids life skills

Over the last several weeks, elementary students from five Vallejo and Fairfield, California, schools learned about knife skills, preparation cuts, sauces and a variety of new fruits and vegetables through our Kids/Teens Cook With Heart program. The course recently concluded with a “Jr. Chef Challenge” where students prepared dishes and demonstrated knife and etiquette skills. This program is a great [...]

Advocacy Team closes four policy victories!

Our advocacy team is rocking the policy world! We recently learned that county transportation ballot measures that included Stanislaus and Monterey counties in California, Clark County in Nevada and Salt Lake City, Utah, have been confirmed as FOUR additional policy goal wins for the team! Combined, the measures that were on the November 2016 ballot represent tens of millions of [...]

Measure M victory!

Exciting news from Los Angeles! Policy Measure M, also known as the “Bicycle/Pedestrian” measure, has passed thanks in part to efforts of American Heart Association volunteers, advocates and staff. Measure M will levy a half-cent sales tax increase, and will generate an estimated $860 million a year to expand transportation and mobility options in LA County. It is intended to help improve the health [...]

Healthy for Good helps to add color to our plates

+Color is a new program launched this past fall.  Along with national sponsor SUBWAY® Restaurants and supporter Fresh Avocados – Love One Today®, our goal is to improve the diet quality of all Americans. One of the key components of a healthy diet is consumption of fruits and vegetables. By adding more colorful fruits and vegetables to your diet every day, you’ve made [...]

Guest Blogger Lilian Tsi: Take time for you!

The day I had my stroke was like any other Saturday morning. I woke up feeling tired and exhausted. I love my family with all my heart, but being a full-time sales rep and mother of two, I am busy! On that particular morning, I felt something else -- my leg felt like it was on pins and needles. I [...]

An audience of 200 witnessed a cook-off between 30 teens and their parents at Latino College Prep Academy in San Jose. It was a celebration of completing two sessions of a Teens Cook With Heart program. Volunteers and staff from our Silicon Valley Division coordinated this unique competition. After sampling their healthy creations, seven judges representing the food industry and [...]

Building healthier communities one policy at a time!

What a great day for the Western States Affiliate. Our team of volunteers and staff have worked tirelessly for the last several months to support several ballot initiatives that will improve the health and wellness of our communities. I am happy to share that we were overwhelmingly successful! Here is a summary of some of our initial results: Proposition 56 [...]

Parents vs Kids Cooking Battle

It’s not unusual for teens to oppose their parents, but last week in East San Jose, it was all in the name of healthy eating. In an epic cooking battle, 30 teens competed against their parents to celebrate the culmination of the first two sessions of the Teens Cook With Heart program, at Latino College Prep Academy. Prior to the event, the [...]