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2022 Go Red for Women® Luncheon: Maine women reconnect in person to support heart disease and stroke fundraiser

After nearly two years away from in-person events, today the American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, announced the 2022 Maine Go Red for Women® Luncheon will return to our community. This signature event which will be held on March 23, 2022 at the Holiday Inn

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2022 Maine Heart Walk Date and Leadership Announced

Maine’s Heart Walk, which is the largest fundraising event for the American Heart Association in Maine, is scheduled for May 15, 2022 in Portland.  Heart disease and stroke are top causes of death in Maine. The Association is the world’s leading voluntary organization focused on heart and brain health. Steve deCastro, President and CEO of Gorham

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Kevin O’Hara Joins American Heart Association’s Vermont Team as Youth Market Director

Kevin O’Hara of Williston recently joined the American Heart Association as Youth Market Director for Vermont. In this role, he is responsible for recruitment and cultivation of school volunteers to participate in the Association’s lifesaving initiatives including the Kids Heart Challenge program. “This program gives students the opportunity to meet kids with special hearts and to

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Brookside Primary School Receives Grant for Bike Program

The American Heart Association’s school-based youth programs, Kids Heart Challenge™ and American Heart Challenge™, awarded $3,400 to Brookside Primary School in Waterbury, to purchase bikes to be used in the PE program. The annual grant program supports schools by funding resources to extend school wellness programs.   The American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit

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Five Ways to Keep Your Heart Safe in Extreme Heat

With Northern New England experiencing high summer heat and humidity, we are urging people to take extra steps to protect their hearts. Precautions are especially important for older adults and individuals with high blood pressure, obesity or a history of heart disease and stroke. Temperatures over 100 or even temperatures in the 80s with high

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Help Us Make Maine a Leader in Tobacco Use Prevention

During this legislative session much attention was appropriately focused on the state’s response to the global pandemic, but it seems most legislators have forgotten about the youth tobacco epidemic raging in our own backyard. In March 2020, which seems a lifetime ago, we were optimis tic – lawmakers were actively considering policy solutions to address