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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 [...]

Wear Red Day in the WSA

I was in awe of the beautiful pictures that came across my email this week. Enjoy this special pictorial edition of The WSA Why Bulletin, and thank you all for everything you did to make Wear Red Day an astounding success!

WSA secures $100,000 Community Innovation Grant!

Big news this week in the WSA -- a proposal by our very own Eric Batch, Vice President of Advocacy, along with Administrative Coordinator Alisha Castro and Affiliate Development Officer Shawn Casey-White, has been named the winner of the $100,000 AHA Community Innovation Challenge! The WSA continues to lead the country is many ways and this is just another great [...]

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 [...]

Angry Birds and Happy Bodies!

In celebration of The Angry Birds Movie, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment teamed up with staff and volunteers from our LA Division for the launch of the “Angry Birds, Happy Bodies” fitness initiative designed to get kids moving. Two-time Olympic swimmer Chloe Sutton is the ambassador for the initiative and made an appearance at the kick-off event. The movement is designed [...]

Sidewalk CPR — Los Angeles style!

In celebration of CPR week the Los Angeles office trained passers-by in Hands Only CPR. Yohana Nava, Administrative Coordinator for Business Operations, organized the event. Kathy Cecchin, Rob Fowler, Alisha Castro, Monika Wiggins, and Amber Moyers assisted volunteers Trisha Bodaghi, Nour and Yousef Hassan to give on-the-spot training to 33 people during lunch on Thursday, June 2. Everyone that stopped for training received [...]

Celebrating Pride in Los Angeles

The recent tragedy in Orlando makes this post even more meaningful to the Western States Affiliate. Over the weekend, the American Heart Association participated for the first time in the Los Angeles Pride Festival held in the City of West Hollywood. Ticker joined the festivities and took pictures with festival goers as we distributed educational materials. Our participation is a [...]

Two times the fun!

Collaboration was key when, Teaching Gardens and Jump Rope For Heart held a dual event at St. Anthony Parish School in Los Angeles. The school is the newest Teaching Garden in LA County whose funding was generously provided by The California Endowment. Pre-Kindergarten through 8th-grade students planted fruits and vegetables such as tomatoes and cucumbers. Meanwhile, a Jump Rope For [...]

Guest blogger: Randy Ryan

Randy Ryan is the American Heart Association Teaching Gardens program manager in Los Angeles. The program fights childhood obesity by teaching children how to successfully grow, harvest and replant organic vegetable gardens in urban communities. There are over 350 Teaching Gardens in the United States. Randy is also a spokesperson for the Farmer Veteran Coalition, which helps combat veterans reintegrate [...]

By |April 15th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |3 Comments

National Walking Day in the WSA

It was another fantastic National Walking Day in the Western States Affiliate. From engaging new walkers to celebrating with seasoned ones – it was a day to celebrate health and activity in our affiliate and across the country. Inland Empire - In the Inland Empire, more than 30 public and private organizations observed National Walking Day, among them the [...]