Jacqueline Stone – Living Fierce and Beating Stroke

Jacqueline Stone and her husband, BK Fulton, share her incredible story of surviving a massive stroke. Jacqueline is a living miracle and a fantastic example of what it means to “Live Fierce” and keep fighting! Here is their story, as shared for the 2021 Charlottesville Heart & Stroke Ball!


April McLane – A Story of Survival for American Stroke Month

Tom McLane, April’s husband, helps share his wife’s story. April lives fierce every single day and, as you’ll soon learn, she continues to overcome her complications from stroke while maintaining an active, happy life.    On June 18, 2014, April had a massive stroke. She was a healthy 37-year-old mother of two who had no


Stevie Mooney – A Mother’s Story of Survival

Stevie Mooney is a woman who truly “lives fierce”, being a mother, wife, coach, teacher and more! She has an active lifestyle but her life took a major change when she suffered a heart attack. Here is her story, which will amaze and inspire you! Hi! My name is Stevie Mooney and I would like


Alicia Petry: An Amazing Story of Survival

As a heart survivor, Alicia Petry has become a valued spokeswoman for the American Heart Association’s West Virginia team. Here is her story in time for American Heart Month. Everything was kind of fuzzy. I didn’t recognize the room or any one that was in my sight at that moment. I was confused, but the


Dr. Anthony Fauci discusses COVID-19, cardiovascular disease at 2020 AHA Scientific Sessions

  “We’ve not seen anything like this since the pandemic of 1918,” said Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infections Diseases. Fauci spoke to attendees of the American Heart Association’s 2020 Scientific Sessions. His presentation, “COVID-19: Public Health & Scientific Challenges”, addressed many of the struggles found in the realm

hidden Roanoke Heart Ball has Record-Breaking Year!

Roanoke Heart Ball has Record-Breaking Year!

The 2020 Roanoke Heart Ball was not only a lovely event with great attendance, great food, lots of fun and plenty of excitement, but it also became the highest-grossing Heart Ball in event history! Thanks to a perfect storm – great attendance, incredible sponsors and so many generous donations made that night – the 2020