hidden Greater Washington Region Heart Ball Heads Back to the Ballroom, Raises Over $1 Million in honor of CPR Awareness and Education

Greater Washington Region Heart Ball Heads Back to the Ballroom, Raises Over $1 Million in honor of CPR Awareness and Education

For the first time since February 2020, we greeted approximately 300 friends and supporters of the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Greater Washington Region for an evening of dining, dancing and fellowship at the Heart Ball. As guests descended the escalators of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington DC, they were transported back to the ballroom

hidden Gia had open heart surgery at three days old. Now, she’s celebrating her second birthday.

Gia had open heart surgery at three days old. Now, she’s celebrating her second birthday.

Michele and John McGovern III always dreamed of starting their own family. So, when they found out they were pregnant and expecting their first child in March of 2020, words could not describe how overjoyed, blessed, and hopeful the couple felt. After what seemed to be a smooth and typical pregnancy, the McGoverns received shocking

hidden Rich Sawchak of HYPORI and Brigette Perry of THEYA Healthcare to Co-Chair the 37th Annual Greater Washington Region Golf Tournament

Rich Sawchak of HYPORI and Brigette Perry of THEYA Healthcare to Co-Chair the 37th Annual Greater Washington Region Golf Tournament

The American Heart Association (AHA), the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, welcomes Rich Sawchak and Brigette Perry as Co-Chairs of the 37th annual Greater Washington Region Golf Tournament. Sawchak currently serves as Chief Financial Officer for HYPORI, a virtual mobility software company with local offices in McLean, VA,

hidden Krysta’s Heart Stopped on the Operating Table. Now She’s Reclaiming Her Rhythm During American Heart Month!

Krysta’s Heart Stopped on the Operating Table. Now She’s Reclaiming Her Rhythm During American Heart Month!

On the morning of September 24, 2021, Krysta headed into the doctor for a pre-scheduled hip surgery. As an active 30-year-old with no pre-existing conditions or serious health concerns, Krysta anticipated a simple operation. The last thing she remembers is going under anesthesia around 11 a.m. Two days later, she woke up confined to a

hidden Montgomery County, Maryland Councilmembers Seek to Make Kids’ Meals Healthier

Montgomery County, Maryland Councilmembers Seek to Make Kids’ Meals Healthier

*** Community health advocates including AHA Greater Washington Region Board member Dr. Yolandra Hancock and representatives from NAACP, CASA, Center for Science in the Public Interest and others testified in support of the bill during a Montgomery County Council hearing on Tuesday, February 1.   If you are what you eat, then Montgomery County, Maryland

hidden Five Greater Washington Region Volunteer Leaders Honored with American Heart Association Volunteer Awards

Five Greater Washington Region Volunteer Leaders Honored with American Heart Association Volunteer Awards

The American Heart Association (AHA), the world’s leading voluntary health organization devoted to a world of longer, healthier lives depends on a dedicated group of people who are willing to give their time and energy to help enhance quality of life across their communities. The 2021 Volunteer Awards were presented to forty-four Eastern States region