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Saving Strokes provides stroke rehabilitation therapy through golf

Another great Salt Lake City Saving Strokes event is on the books! Thanks to a Together to End Stroke cause sponsorship with University of Utah Health, 30 survivors and caregivers joined eight golf professionals at Nibley Park Golf Course for a day of therapy, golfing and fun. Outstanding volunteer engagement included FOX13 sportscaster Morgan Vance as the event emcee, University [...]

Advocacy Team closes four policy victories!

Our advocacy team is rocking the policy world! We recently learned that county transportation ballot measures that included Stanislaus and Monterey counties in California, Clark County in Nevada and Salt Lake City, Utah, have been confirmed as FOUR additional policy goal wins for the team! Combined, the measures that were on the November 2016 ballot represent tens of millions of [...]

“Heart on the Hill” is a hit

National Wear Red Day also coincided with our annual “Heart on the Hill” Lobby Day in Salt Lake City, Utah. Volunteers from across the state had a chance to learn lobbying tips from former legislators as well as receive training about polices like Tobacco to 21 and Safe Routes to Schools directly from Legislators and fellow volunteer advocates! Special thanks [...]

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!

University of Utah Health Care champions stroke awareness

Since January 2015, University of Utah Health Care (UUHC) has partnered with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association on our Together to End Stroke initiatives. UUHC understands that change starts with us, so we began our campaign on campus: Placing table toppers in the hospital cafeteria that list the signs of stroke and placing volunteers at tables near the cafeteria [...]

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 [...]

Meet Tim Gamble – Utah’s inspiring volunteer

Our Utah division sends word of a young stroke survivor named Tim Gamble who is inspiring everyone with his dedication to AHA/ASA. Tim first participated in Saving Strokes and then jumped at the opportunity to become a volunteer – a very active volunteer now working in the Salt Lake City office. He suffered a stroke two years ago while on [...]

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 [...]

10th Annual Utah Go Red For Women Luncheon

Another amazing fundraising success comes from the 10th Annual Utah Go Red For Women Luncheon, which raised $124,000 – a 40 percent increase over last year’s revenue! Congratulations to Laura Western, Paula Axelrod and Amelia O’Neill for strategically engaging 21 new companies, increasing attendance by 87 people and nearly tripling the amount raised in Open Your Heart donations! Held on [...]

Wear Red Day in the WSA!

From Los Angeles to Seattle – communities everywhere celebrated Wear Red Day in style. Here is just a sampling of a few pictures that were submitted – beautiful! Thanks to all for your support of this special day. In Los Angeles, survivors Lilly Rocha, Crystal Flores, and Jessica Ocampo pause after modeling their gorgeous Macy’s red dresses next to Macy’s [...]