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Wynantskill Teen wins Upstate NY Teen of Impact campaign

Thirteen teens participated in the American Heart Association’s first Teen of Impact campaign in upstate New York, forming teams to support the mission of the American Heart Association. The teens and their teams accrued points for conducting heart-healthy activities, educating their communities about the work of the American Heart Association, and fundraising to fight heart

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County Health Commissioner receives Donald Led Duke Heart Hero Award

She has advocated for health equity, worked with the American Heart Association to improve heart and brain health for Albany County residents, and has been a leader as Albany County officials faced the COIVD pandemic head-on. In appreciation for improving the lives of Albany County residents, the American Heart Association is honoring Dr. Elizabeth Whalen,

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Why do women try to do it all?

Women work, care for families, and put their time and effort into making their communities a better place to live. But what is the cost to their heart health? That’s one of the questions that will be explored during the 2021 Go Red Mohawk Valley Digital Experience, set for Wednesday, June 9, at noon on

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President and CEO of CDPHP chairs 2021 Capital Region Heart Walk and Run

Before he was president and CEO of CDPHP, Dr. John Bennett was a practicing cardiologist, which makes participating in American Heart Association events vitally important to him. “I saw firsthand the devastating effects of heart disease, stroke, and other heart-related issues,” Dr. Bennett said. “I consider our members to be like my patients, and I

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Digital Health Expo kicks off on May 10

America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk 2021 is different than ever before, including its Health Expo. Both events are digital this year. The Digital Health Expo Week of Wellness takes place May 10 – May 14, on the Facebook event page for America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk. People who have registered for America’s Greatest

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Inaugural ‘Teen of Impact’ campaign begins in upstate New York

A family member with heart disease, a loved one lost to cardiovascular disease, and a desire to improve the health of their communities are some of the reasons that the inaugural group of “Teens of Impact” are supporting the American Heart Association in the next eight weeks. The newest program of the American Heart Association’s

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Garnet Health Director Chairs 2021 Tri-County Heart Walk

Christopher Costello has been part of the Tri-County Heart Walk for 10 years. He walks for a combination of personal and professional reasons, and this year, has stepped up to chair the May 1 event. “My wife was nine when her father died of a heart attack,” Costello said. “He was 36 years old. My

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2021 Men Go Red for Women Campaign raises $40,000

For six weeks, they wore red every day. They shared educational messages, and raised money to change the statistic that heart disease is a woman’s No. 1 health threat. The Men Go Red for Women campaign in New York’s Capital Region concluded on Friday, March 19, and the six participants raised a total of $40,109.56.