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Nevada to turn out 48,000+ new lifesavers each year

Earlier this month Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval signed legislation that requires students in the state to learn Hands-Only CPR as part of their health education experience. Our Western States Affiliate Advocacy Team helped lead the way in securing this important win. Local volunteer leadership and countless others also played a key role. This is a huge win for the state of [...]

Las Vegas Go Red Por Tu Corazon inspires health and wellness for all

Another successful Las Vegas Go Red Por Tu Corazón luncheon is on the books! The sixth annual Go Red Por Tu Corazón Luncheon opened with a boutique fair and health screenings made available to its 150 participants. Roseman University nursing students provided free cholesterol, glucose and blood pressure screenings for attendees. During lunch, the audience heard from retired cardiologist, Jose Antonio Despujos [...]

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 [...]

More than 40,000 Nevada students will learn CPR!

In 2013 Nevada passed a law to require Hands-Only CPR training in all its high schools “to the extent funding is available from the law”. At the time Sabrina Spurlock took the class as a freshman at Advanced Technologies Academy, a $15 fee was required for her to become certified. Her stepfather, Roger Clark, scoffed at the fee, but in the [...]

Star Chefs lend a hand at Las Vegas Teens Cook With Heart Competition

Twelve teams presented healthy and delicious recipes to the star-studded panel that turned out to judge the Teens Cook With Heart competition 2016 at the Las Vegas culinary Academy. On the panel were chefs from renowned Las Vegas restaurants including Chef Mark LeRusso from Costa DiMare at Wynn Las Vegas, Chef Betty Park from Scarpetta and D.O.C.G. at the Cosmopolitan, [...]

Never give up!

It’s wonderful when hard work comes together. In 2013, we were successful in the passage of statewide legislation that allowed for CPR training in schools in Nevada, but it was contingent on funds being available. Although we were thrilled by the passage, we held off celebrating – until now. We recently learned that Clark County School District’s board of trustees [...]

Adding a twist to Go Red

The Las Vegas fifth annual Go Red Por tu Corazón luncheon was a resounding success on so many levels. More than 200 women were met with health screenings and a boutique fair when they arrived at the Aliente Hotel and Casino. For two hours Roseman and Nevada State College nursing student volunteers offered free cholesterol, glucose, BMI and blood pressures. [...]

Every Shade of RED

Every year I am truly amazed and inspired by the response we get for Wear Red Day… it is wonderful to see our volunteers, communities, the media and more embrace what the movement is all about. Here is just a just a sampling of participation: KTLA 5 in Los Angeles shared a National Wear Red Day fashion show featuring heart [...]

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 [...]

Top Youth Market volunteers recognized

Last week our Las Vegas division had the privilege of honoring several local students who went above and beyond for Jump Rope For Heart and Hoops For Heart. We hosted an AHA reception for top schools and students prior to a Las Vegas 51s game. The local Triple A baseball team welcomed the number one fundraiser (Peyton, who raised $3,350) [...]

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