More than 350 guests attended the Wilmington, DE Heart Ball at the Chase Center on the Riverfront. The event was chaired by Secretary Claire DeMatteis, Esq., of the Delaware Department of Corrections. Special attendees included AHA National Board Chairman Bertram L. Scott, Delaware Governor John Carney and US Congresswoman Lisa Blunt-Rochester. Scott presented Gov. Carney
April Dawn Shinske is the American Heart Association – Eastern States Regional Director for Internal Communications.
Eastern States Board member Robert Pepper chairs the board’s Working Group on Rural Health, and knows firsthand that inequities in rural communities can be stark. “I’ve seen it, witnessed it through the eyes of those folks who are trying to do the best they can,” said Pepper, Retired SVP and CAO, NGK Sparkplugs U.S.A., Charleston,
More than 300 people came together at Poughkeepsie’s Grandview on Friday, November 8th to be relentless in support of women’s health. The event — which was chaired by Denise Doring VanBuren of Central Hudson Gas & Electric — included a keynote speech by Mara Schiavocampo of the Dr. Oz show, wellness showcase, a talk about
Jennifer Langley is a participant in our Hudson Valley BetterU challenge and shares her journey: I have been aware of the Better U program for a few years and have marveled at the women in each class – their determination and inspiration are enviable. Being part of the 2019 class has been a true pleasure.
Brooke O’Connell, Hudson Valley, NY BetterU participant, shares the ways in which making small changes proved more sustainable for her in her journey toward better health. I’m so thankful for the Better U Program. When I started this program, I had the hopes and dreams of losing a large sum of weight in a short
Tuesday, October 29 was World Stroke Day, and the American Heart Association teamed up with Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall and Woodbury Common Premium Outlets to raise awareness about the warning signs of stroke and provide hands-on education and health screenings. People learned how to spot a stroke F.A.S.T. “It’s really an honor to participate with
It seems like just yesterday I met this amazing group of ladies to begin the BetterU challenge for 2019. I had not worked out in a gym for quite some time, other than the occasional walk on the treadmill or 30 minutes on an elliptical machine. Working with a personal trainer was really eye opening…I
Small changes are adding up for our Hudson Valley, NY BetterU participants as they progress through the program. LuAnn Toth is eating better and moving more, “Started my day this morning doing 30 minutes on my spin cycle, and then had oatmeal with sliced almonds along with my protein of scrambled eggs with ground turkey!”
“I’m not alone.” That’s what Hudson Valley BetterU participant Ana Rodriguez (pictured far left in blue) shared following a seminar with her fellow BetterU women this morning, citing the positive emotional impact of participation as key. “It doesn’t matter what we look like, or where we’re from…we all have a lot in common,” said Rodriguez,