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
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.
We are pleased to announce that Sammi Fagan is the winner of the inaugural Southern New England Woman of Impact campaign. She and her fellow nominees spent 8 weeks raising awareness about women’s heart health, and funds that will make a lasting impact on the health of the Southern New England community. Through Sammi’s efforts,
The American Heart Association, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island and the Rhode Island Healthy Schools Coalition are excited to kick off the 2021 Kind Hearts Rhode Island Poster Contest. The contest invites all students from across Rhode Island in Grades K-5 to design a poster that demonstrates how have been kind to
The power of partnerships built on trust, dignity and respect was a key theme during March 17th’s EmPOWERED to Serve Business Accelerator™ Faith-Based Workshop Zoom webinar, hosted by the American Heart Association (AHA), Eastern States region. “When you see value in people, it affirms that value that is in you,” said Dr. Abraham Shanklin, Jr.
By Jenn Fredette, Guest Blogger “You have 5 years left to live if we don’t do the surgery” I remember those words being said like they were just said to me yesterday. Facing that reality at the age of 32 is terrifying and in that moment, life as I knew it had stopped. My life
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. That is why the American Heart Association’s Eastern States Region is
A social entrepreneur from Rhode Island who was the top finalist in a recent American Heart Association grant competition was profiled in The Boston Globe this week. Abigail Kohler is the co-founder and chief executive of ResusciTech, a Providence-based startup that developed an app to help train and certify users in CPR and first aid.
Sea Bags is joining the fight against heart disease and stroke by supporting the American Heart Association – the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all. Sea Bags will provide customers the opportunity to support the American Heart Association’s fundraising campaign, Life Is Why™, by donating 20% of profits from
The Southern New England American Heart Association is working relentlessly throughout Rhode Island for longer, healthier lives throughout our region As we turn the page on 2020 and welcome the New Year, the American Heart Association of Southern New England will be working with elected officials to prioritize the overall health and wellbeing of Rhode