Measure M victory!

Exciting news from Los Angeles! Policy Measure M, also known as the “Bicycle/Pedestrian” measure, has passed thanks in part to efforts of American Heart Association volunteers, advocates and staff. Measure M will levy a half-cent sales tax increase, and will generate an estimated $860 million a year to expand transportation and mobility options in LA County. It is intended to help improve the health [...]

Lifestyle Change Inspirations

If you have worked with the Western States Affiliate for more than a few years you may recognize our next female superstar, Chef Kirsten Helle, a Seattle, WA volunteer with an incredible lifestyle change story. She grew up with a love of food and a family history of obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes. With a burgeoning family [...]

Record-Breaking Run

The Alaska Heart Run signals the start of spring in the Anchorage – this was our 37th annual event kicking off the running season. It set a record by raising over $282,000. Runners and walkers of all ages and abilities took to the streets celebrating healthy lifestyle choices. The Mended Hearts survivors’ group started the untimed 5-k race and served [...]

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 [...]

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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