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 [...]

A younger version of Red Hat models

Tiny red hats have exploded onto the scene in preparation for Wear Red Day. In a tradition of utter cuteness, volunteers all over the WSA have been busily knitting red beanies for newborn babies to wear in local hospitals to celebrate Wear Red Day (February 5). Knitters in Sacramento currently have 1,750 ready to go to Sutter’s Medical Centers and [...]

Saving Strokes and reclaiming lives

Despite the rainy weather, more than 50 people joined the Saving Strokes Golf Clinic in Provo, Utah. Six Brigham Young University golf team members donated their time and talents to work one-on-one with stroke survivors, cheering them on as they chipped a hole-in-one or deftly drove the ball across the range. The event also included a vendor expo with booths [...]

How do you “Healthy Selfie” this summer?

  Portland is certainly known for its bike friendly commuter lanes, but Sarah Higginbotham and Jenni Dingeldein decided to take it indoors for a spin class within walking distance of their office! Their report card said that they collectively burned over 1,000 calories. Way to go ladies!     Sarah Haydostian and Scottie Nguyen took an impromptu trip to Yosemite [...]

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 [...]