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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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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

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Pittsburgh Pastor Receives Top Grant at the First EmPOWERED to Serve Business Accelerator™ Faith-Based

The American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, announced the top awardees of its first-ever EmPOWERED to Serve Business Accelerator™ Faith-Based hosted by the Eastern States region. The first-place grant of $50,000 was awarded to Pastor Cynthia Wallace of Bible Center Church in the Homewood neighborhood of

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Opportunities missed to protect Maine youth from tobacco and nicotine addiction

American Heart Association disappointed by lack of action The American Heart Association, the leading voluntary health organization focused on heart and brain health for all, issued the following statement from Allyson Perron Drag, government relations director, following the finalized Change Package which stripped tobacco flavors restrictions and did not include critical funding for tobacco prevention

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Maine Heart Walk Director Shares Her Son’s Heart Journey

By Lena Minervino, Maine Heart Walk Director and Henry’s mom Henry has always been different, in a way a parent can never explain. During his annual wellness check I asked his pediatrician to take another listen to his heart. At night, I would put my ear to Henry’s chest and listen – it sounded different

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Five Faith-Based Organizations Named as Finalists in the American Heart Association’s First EmPOWERED to Serve Business Accelerator™ Faith-Based

Over $105,000 in Grants Will be Awarded to Local Community Leaders Faith-based organizations and places of worship have played an important role during the COVID-19 crisis in our country. These organizations and their volunteers and staff have been on the frontline, mitigating the impact of COVID-19 and providing communities with much needed guidance and support.