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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 [...]

WSA advocates travel to Washington D.C.

The final week in June brought more than 300 American Heart Association volunteer advocates from across the country descended on Washington DC for our Heart on the Hill federal lobby day, aimed at “lifting the burden of heart disease and stroke.” More than two dozen survivors, researchers, caregivers, physicians and staff from the Western State Affiliate attended, sharing their personal stories of the [...]

Moving the prevention needle in Montana

The International Heart Institute of Montana (IHI) has been a presenting sponsor for Go Red For Women in Missoula, Montana, for the past four years. In 2017, they will be moving beyond the event experience to generate a larger community impact. IHI is partnering with the American Heart Association Missoula to champion the mission of Go Red For Women for the next three years, as [...]

Guest Blogger: Debra North – Climbing the mountain

Debra North is an American Heart Association volunteer – and heart disease survivor. She has used her experience as a platform to share information and help others. There's a saying many heart valve patients call heart surgery: "Climbing the mountain." Whenever one of us is about to have surgery, we say, "See you on the other side of the mountain." [...]

Guest Blogger: Amber Waller Karasawa

Amber Waller Karasawa works as an actress and artist in Southern California. She is also an American Heart Association volunteer and staunch advocate for CPR training. In the spring of 2013, my parents sold their house in St. Louis and my mom hopped on a plane to Phoenix, determined to find a new home for her and my father. And [...]

2nd Annual Mission: Lifeline STEMI Conference

Over 300 Physicians, nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and EMS professionals met in Bozeman, Mont., to learn, share best practices, and plan for sustainability of the Montana STEMI System of Care. We have recently made some BIG strides in the fight against heart disease in the state. During the conference, the American Heart Association shared that two years into a [...]

CPR Saves Lives – Jenylyn

Survivors are the heart of our organization. Hearing their stories evoke feelings of inspiration, recognition and support. They are the reasons we work each day to fight heart disease and stroke. I’m pleased to share with you this guest post from Jenylyn Carpio. She is a mother, a survivor, a runner, a volunteer and most recently has become an intern [...]

A beautiful “Union of Hearts”

On New Year’s Day, more than 700,000 people watched the Tournament of Roses Parade make its way down on Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena, California. The “Union of Hearts” float, which celebrated Union Bank’s 30 years of steadfast support for the American Heart Association in the fight against heart disease and stroke had its own multitude of supporters working behind the [...]

Parade magazine features Len Gutman

For so many of us, the AHA mission is our own personal journey. That’s certainly the case for Len Gutman, the Director of Philanthropy for our Phoenix division. Len’s journey is chronicled in last Sunday’s Parade magazine. His family history of heart disease caught up with him at age 45. In spite of his healthy lifestyle choices, Len had a [...]

Inspired Living. Inspired Giving … lives on

It seems like Good Point Gasoline’s can’t get enough of the Association’s Inspired Living. Inspired Giving. campaign! Dillon Miller, the Point Loma, CA, operator announced that although the American Heart Association’s Inspired Living. Inspired Giving. Day campaign wrapped up on August 26, he would continue donating a penny for every gallon of gasoline sold through August 30th. Having lost both [...]