Thank you for raising your voice to urge Vermont lawmakers to support the American Heart Association’s advocacy priorities. The legislative session ended on May 12th with great news on a number of our critical policy efforts. Please take a moment to thank legislators for passing legislation to fund postpartum care, early childhood education, tobacco prevention,
For the past 36 years, Kathy Calo has taught physical education (PE) at Wells Elementary School (WES) in Wells, Maine. Starting back in 1986, she kicked off the school’s very first Jump Rope for Heart program. Under Calo’s leadership, WES has consistently ranked within the top three schools for fundraising in Maine year after year.
Thank you for all your advocacy efforts over this year’s legislative session! We had some great victories thanks to your outreach, but unfortunately, some issues failed to move as we’d have liked! Please take a minute to thank your legislators for their work and ask them for their continued support! Click here to send a
The American Heart Association’s New Hampshire Heart Walk is scheduled for Sunday, June 5th at Manchester’s Livingston Park. This year’s event will be back in person with a kick-off celebration starting at 10 AM hosted by 96.5 The Mill’s Laura Stelchook. Bryan Hussey, President at Metro Walls and 2022 Heart Walk Chair, has set a
Tamara Osgood, an Environmental Services Tech at a Maine hospital, didn’t realize at the time that she was experiencing Transient Ischemic Attacks (TIAs). Despite seeing stroke warning signs posted throughout the hospital halls, it never occurred to her that she could suffer a stroke. She would think, “stroke is the droopy face, right? Well, I
Guest blog by Emily Belarmino Federal funding that has provided free breakfast and lunch at school for all students during the pandemic is likely ending this summer. We can ensure that, while at school, every child is fed and ready to learn by passing S.100 in Vermont which would allow every student to access the
Maine’s Heart Walk, which is the largest fundraising event for the American Heart Association in Maine, is scheduled for Sunday, May 15th in Portland. This year’s event will be back in person with a kick-off celebration starting at 9 AM at the Back Cove Trail parking lot on Preble Street, hosted by Channel 8 WMTW’s
On March 30th, Maine Governor Janet Mills signed legislation extending Medicaid postpartum coverage from 60 days to 12 months. Cardiovascular diseases, including stroke, are the leading cause of maternal mortality in the U.S., accounting for over a third of pregnancy-related deaths. Cause-specific mortality from heart disease and stroke is highest in the 6 weeks to a year
The American Heart Association will hold its 2022 New Hampshire Go Red for Women® Luncheon on April 20th at the Hanover Inn Dartmouth. The Association’s signature event is designed to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death for women in the United States, as well as generate funds for lifesaving cardiovascular research.
The American Heart Association’s 2022 Vermont Go Red for Women® Event will be held on April 6th at the Hilton Burlington Lake Champlain. The Go Red for Women event is designed to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease in women, as well as generate funds for lifesaving heart disease and stroke research. Rather than the traditional