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Guest Blogger Donna Kato: Daily Reminders

Donna Kato is the Communications and Marketing Director for the American Heart Association in the Silicon Valley and North Central Coast, California and Boise, Idaho markets. She was a journalist for most of her career and became a media relations professional in 2009. She started working for the American Heart Association in April 2016. As I start my second year [...]

Blood pressure kiosk supports employee wellness efforts

Silicon Valley became the first Western States Affiliate division to secure a sponsorship for a blood pressure kiosk. The sponsor is Intuit, a software company with more than 7,900 employees. As part of its employee wellness collaboration with the American Heart Association, they unveiled the kiosk during a recent health fair at its headquarters. The idea to offer companies a kiosk as [...]

Advocacy Victory in the Silicon Valley

Another great triumph for our Silicon Valley Division and Advocacy Teams! The region recently received a “Bicycle/Pedestrian” policy goal win with the passage of Measure B in Santa Clara County, California. Over the next 30 years, Measure B will generate an estimated $6.3 billion through a sales tax increase. It will allocate funds to extend the BART commuter train, provide support [...]

An audience of 200 witnessed a cook-off between 30 teens and their parents at Latino College Prep Academy in San Jose. It was a celebration of completing two sessions of a Teens Cook With Heart program. Volunteers and staff from our Silicon Valley Division coordinated this unique competition. After sampling their healthy creations, seven judges representing the food industry and [...]

HBP Algorithm gets boost in Bay Area

Congrats to our Silicon Valley volunteers and staff for coordinating the first training in the Greater Bay Area focusing on our High Blood Pressure Treatment Algorithm. The event at Mayview Community Health Center (MCHC) in Palo Alto has the potential to reach some 7,000 individuals in that area. Physician volunteers conducted the training, which was the result of over six [...]

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 [...]

Celebrating Latina wellness activity

Impacting our multicultural populations is a big priority for the American Heart Association. We’ve recently been a part of several activities that highlight our work in the Latino community. In Los Angeles, the 7th Annual A Todo Corazon Luncheon in Los Angeles (pictured left) was a huge success! It brought together over 200 Latinas from across Los Angeles County, drawn [...]

Great leadership leads to tremendous success

What a week it was for our volunteers and staff in the Silicon Valley. It is a rare opportunity to share the success of a team that will probably be in the American Heart Association record books for some time! I was delighted to attend the local Heart Ball that raised an INCREDIBLE $3.6 million. It was a very special [...]

Bay Area School 2nd in Nation for NFL Play 60 Challenge

Congrats to Don Callejon Elementary School in the Silicon Valley which ranks second in the nation in the NFL Play 60 Challenge.  Students logged 1.8 million minutes of activity over four weeks! San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Tomsula (pictured) congratulated the students during a recent celebration assembly. The 49ers also put together a great video highlighting the success. The [...]

Popular chef and television star intrigued by mission

This picture shared by our Silicon Valley Facebook page was just too good not to share! While out on his Heart Across America 5,000-plus mile bike ride to raise stroke awareness, #StrokeHero Sean Maloney encountered popular television host and chef Gordon Ramsey. Mr. Ramsey was interested in what the riders were doing and even joked that they just might need [...]