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Guest Blogger Katie Coombs: Coming to Terms with my Heart Condition

Katie Coombs is a writer, speaker and radio show host in Reno, Nevada. She is a wife and busy mom to seven kids. Katie also has a chronic heart condition. She uses her experience to inspire others and give them hope. On August 5, 2012, after nine years of living with supraventricular tachycardia, I was driving to meet a client at [...]

Guest Blogger Mehak Agarwal: My path to volunteering

Mehak Agarwal is a volunteer from Santa Maria, California. She is taking a break from her studies to do intensive physical therapy after receiving her pacemaker and is currently working at Dignity Health’s Marian Regional Medical Center in Santa Maria, California. Mehak is using her own heart experience to raise awareness regarding heart disease in young people. March 3, 2015, marked the [...]

Inaugural LA HeartChase a hit (or kick)!

The first Los Angeles HeartChase™ event was a great success! HeartChase combines awesome games and friendly competition to uncover clues, solve puzzles and complete challenges in a race to the finish line – all for an important cause. At the LA event, 42 teams of five competed against each other. The popular LA Galaxy soccer team hosted the event at [...]

Amanda is Why

I am so happy to build on the excitement surrounding the American Heart Association’s  new brand message released to the public last week. It is the concise answer to the question of why we do what we do: Why? Life is Why. We believe everyone deserves to live a healthier, longer life. So, Life is Why. We hope that people [...]

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