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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 [...]

Hearts are a girls best friend in Northern Nevada

Our Northern Nevada Division recently hosted the 13th annual Go Red For Women Luncheon in a beautiful downtown Reno ballroom. Approximately 640 guests attended the “Hearts are a Girl’s Best Friend” themed event. The setting was a reminder that no matter what we do to our outsides, if we don’t care for our insides, it is all for not. You [...]

Northern Nevada is Healthy For Good!

Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Reno, Nevada, has been a longtime supporter of the American Heart Association. Over the years our relationship has flourished as we’ve worked together toward the common goal of improving the health of Northern Nevadans. With our 2020 impact goal in sight, this new collaboration will allow us to work even more closely together to inspire our local [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Lace Up for National Walking Day!

Wednesday, April 1st marked the ninth annual celebration of National Walking Day. Individuals across our ten Western States laced up and used at least some time in the day to lace up and get walking. Here’s just a sample of some of the fun activities that took place: Salt Lake City, Utah  About 250 people turn out to participate in [...]

Any way you slice it, these healthy kids reinvigorate the mission

Dear Kathy, I am the Chairman of Northern Nevada Division AHA board of directors. I recently got to experience a hands on activity that was just too good not to share… “I’ve never tasted a blueberry before… mmm this is good.” “What’s this green stuff (basil)? It sure smells good…” These were just a few of the many things I [...]

Creativity adds to the fun in Northern Nevada

Judging by the fun picture submitted, the creativity of volunteers involved with the Northern Nevada Heart Walk was certainly one of the highlights! Some 3,000 participants participated this year – the best in recent history! Local dignitaries such as the Mayor, City Manager, and the Police and Fire Chiefs attended in support of our mission. The emotional torch ceremony demonstrated how [...]

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The future is bright!

One of the things I most enjoy about my job is the opportunity to meet volunteers who are the strength and backbone of our organization. This week I traveled to San Diego to meet with Kirk Knowlton, M.D., who is our Western States Affiliate board president-elect. We talked about our goals for the next few years and I [...]