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Guest Blogger Rich Henry: Community involvement enriches employees experiences

Rich Henry is the President of McCarthy Building Companies for the Northern Pacific Division. He is also the 2018 Greater Bay Area 2018 Heart of Gold Heart Ball Chair. We are honored to have him as a volunteer and advocate. As the President of a large company, I have come to believe that the health and wellness of my employees [...]

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 [...]

Great Walk for the Greater Bay Area

The Greater Bay Area Division welcomed more than 5,000 walkers gathered in San Francisco’s Justin Herman Plaza last Friday for the first of four Heart Walks – this one featuring fan favorite Bruce Bochy, manager of the city’s beloved Giants (pictured left). Sporting team T-shirts from Union Bank, AT&T, Oracle and Charles Schwab, the lunchtime crowd waited for the official [...]

Coming soon to San Francisco: warning labels on soda ads

San Francisco is No. 1 on the leaderboard for sweeping policy change. Thanks to  the efforts of Greater Bay Area Chairman, Chris Tsakalakis and board member, John Maa, M.D., soda warning labels on ads in the city and county of San Francisco will be displayed starting this year. The beverage industry had filed a motion to quash the law passed last [...]

San Francisco Teens Cook With Heart Finale

The San Francisco’s Teens Cook With Heart “Iron Chef” style finale was held at the scenic San Francisco Ferry Building. Thanks to Chef Shane’s partnership with Whole Foods Market, this finale has blossomed into a signature culinary event featuring gifted teams capable competitors. Two local high schools consisting of four teams of 16 students competed, showcasing the culinary skills and [...]

AHA and UCSF Combine Efforts to take Bay Area’s Go Red For Women campaign to the next level in 2017

Great news out of the Greater Bay Area… the Go Red For Women team recently announced that Sheila Antrum, President of UCSF Medical Center and Senior Vice President of UCSF Health for Adult Services, is the Chair for the 2016 – 2017 campaign. In the past 10 years, cardiovascular disease deaths in women have decreased more than 30 percent. Yet there [...]

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 [...]

A beautiful “Union of Hearts”

On New Year’s Day, more than 700,000 people watched the Tournament of Roses Parade make its way down on Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena, California. The “Union of Hearts” float, which celebrated Union Bank’s 30 years of steadfast support for the American Heart Association in the fight against heart disease and stroke had its own multitude of supporters working behind the [...]

Rome Betts winners

The Rome Betts Award of Excellence is among the most prestigious of AHA/ASA national staff awards. We are so excited to announce that three of our Health Strategies colleagues and the Greater Bay Area Heart Walk team are among the winners. Award for Revenue Generation – Heart Walk The Greater Bay Area Heart Walk team, led by Jill DiGiacomo and [...]

WSA hosts special guests at Scientific Sessions

The affiliate was honored to host very special guests earlier this week at Scientific Sessions in Orlando. Joining us were Jean C. Tamura from Hawaii; David and Genell Schlotterbeck from Orange County; David and Mary Carroll from San Diego County; Jennifer Carmer from Phoenix and Dr. Luiz and Laura Belardinelli from the Greater Bay Area. It was a wonderful opportunity [...]