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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 [...]

Improving the heart health of Northern Nevada

We have exciting news from Northern Nevada to share this week. Renown Health has just come on board as the Life is Why Sponsor! The healthcare network has been a long-time supporter of the American Heart Association, acting as Presenting Sponsor for Go Red, Toast Sponsor for the Heart Ball and Nutrition Sponsor for Heart Walk. Renown was interested in [...]

Congratulations to Francesca Minas –national Life is Why Champion Award winner

Let’s hear it for our Puget Sound division Communications and Marketing Director Francesca Minas! “Frankie” is recipient of a national Life is Why Champion Award communications award for her work creatively and beautifully bringing the Life is Why theme into Seattle and Tacoma’s 2015 Go Red For Women media campaign. The presentation was made by Miriam Hansen, National Director for [...]

A brave young mother turns grief into action

Ariana McDonald of Coeur d'alene, ID, never forgets certain statistics -- that one in 100 babies are born with a congenital heart defect and one in three women will have a cardiac event.  She has experienced both. On April 6, when she should have been celebrating her daughter’s second birthday, Ariana was instead planning a way to honor Mallyn’s memory and [...]

2015 Phoenix Heart Walk

A special congratulations to the Phoenix Heart Walk Team for a stellar event that raised more than 1.4 million toward their $1.5 million goal….and donations are still being made! On Saturday, March 21st, an estimated 20,000 participants including 133 companies and 120 community teams, gathered in downtown Phoenix. Introducing a couple of new facets to the Heart Walk;  Phoenix unveiled [...]

Our Future is Why

Thanks to our Seattle Division for submitting this picture that is too cute for words… Seattle disc jockey Brooke Fox is a morning radio host for MOViN 92.5 ALL THE HITS and a Go Red ambassador and volunteer. Last year in our media campaign Brooke was very pregnant in all the promotional photos – and this year, she had little Norah [...]

Sun and golf – in November?

Parts of the affiliate may well be digging out of the snow – but thanks to the diverse geography of our ten states, there is sun and golf this time of year, too. In fact, the weather was perfect and attendance nearly doubled attendance over last year at Saving Strokes in Orange County, CA, this week. There were 24 survivors, [...]

Engaging on many levels

I had a wonderful example of volunteer engagement come across my desk this week – it was too good not to share! When Toyota invited us to attend their Charitable Contributions kickoff, our workplace giving and corporate relations team were able to engage over 150 of their staff members in our mission on many different levels. We had 50 people sign [...]

By |October 8th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Sharing our Message is Why

Over the last few months, you’ve probably seen our new tagline and brand campaign Life is Why. It is my hope that you’ve taken a few minutes to stop and think about your why – and maybe even shared it with others. A celebration of life, Life is Why offers a simple, yet powerful answer to the question of why [...]

By |September 11th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

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, [...]