hidden 2020 Philadelphia Heart Walk Participants Raise $1.7M for Lifesaving Research

2020 Philadelphia Heart Walk Participants Raise $1.7M for Lifesaving Research

The 2020 Philadelphia Heart Walk Digital Experience raised over an astounding $1.7M thanks to the relentless efforts and dedication of its participants. The American Heart Association Philadelphia is grateful for each team member and donor. We also greatly appreciate the leadership and fundraising efforts of our 2020 Heart Walk Chair, Dr. Richard Snyder, Executive Vice President

hidden AHA Philadelphia volunteer and heart surgeon talks type 2 diabetes and heart disease with local radio personality

AHA Philadelphia volunteer and heart surgeon talks type 2 diabetes and heart disease with local radio personality

Dr. Deon Vigilance, chief of cardiothoracic surgery at Mercy Health System and president-elect of the American Heart Association Southeastern Pennsylvania board of directors, spoke with Lady B of Classix Philly 107.9 FM about the link between type 2 diabetes and heart disease and stroke. In 2018, the American Heart Association and the American Diabetes Association

hidden Independence Blue Cross and AHA Philadelphia announce opportunity for community to provide PPE to local healthcare heroes on November 6

Independence Blue Cross and AHA Philadelphia announce opportunity for community to provide PPE to local healthcare heroes on November 6

The COVID-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented need for access to health tools and resources across the nation. Many health systems are still without enough personal protective equipment such as masks, gloves, gowns, and eye protection to safeguard their workers from the deadly virus.  Independence Blue Cross and the American Heart Association Philadelphia are teaming

hidden Infor, a global leader in business cloud software, commits to matching up to $125,000 for American Heart Association Infant CPR Training Kits

Infor, a global leader in business cloud software, commits to matching up to $125,000 for American Heart Association Infant CPR Training Kits

Infor, a global leader in business cloud software specialized by industry, has committed to helping the American Heart Association raise funds and awareness to place up to 500 Infant CPR training kits across hospitals in the Mid-Atlantic region. The kits contain training materials to help families learn hands-only CPR and choking-relief skills from the comfort

hidden AHA Philadelphia Increases Access to Healthy Food in Local Neighborhood to Address COVID-19 Hunger Crisis

AHA Philadelphia Increases Access to Healthy Food in Local Neighborhood to Address COVID-19 Hunger Crisis

In Philadelphia, 1 in 5 residents are nutrition insecure, which has detrimental short- and long-term implications on health outcomes, including but not limited to hypertension, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes. Exacerbated now by the COVID-19 pandemic, there is an unprecedented need for emergency food relief, especially in neighborhoods that already had high rates of

hidden Pediatric cardiologist to lead virtual walk to support heart health in the Lehigh Valley

Pediatric cardiologist to lead virtual walk to support heart health in the Lehigh Valley

The American Heart Association recently announced Dr. Louis W. Hansrote, medical director at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Cardiac Center in Allentown and chief of pediatric cardiology at Reilley’s Children’s Hospital of the Lehigh Valley, will serve as chairperson of the 2020 Lehigh Valley Heart Walk scheduled as a month-long virtual experience from September 1-30. With

hidden Bethlehem students learn to grow with new school garden

Bethlehem students learn to grow with new school garden

The American Heart Association Lehigh Valley board of directors recently teamed up with the Kellyn Foundation to install raised garden beds at Lincoln Elementary School in Bethlehem, PA. As part of the Garden as a Classroom program, Kellyn facilitates the building of raised bed gardens and ongoing hands-on healthy lifestyle curriculum to provide educational concepts

hidden The AHA, Main Line Health & Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic respond to alarming drop in 9-1-1 calls fueled by COVID-19 fears

The AHA, Main Line Health & Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic respond to alarming drop in 9-1-1 calls fueled by COVID-19 fears

As COVID-19 cases continue to increase and strain emergency departments nationwide, a recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) suggests ER visits in April were down 42 percent compared to the same period last year.[1] Yet, heart attacks and strokes haven’t stopped for COVID-19. To combat this alarming