Kevin O’Hara of Williston recently joined the American Heart Association as Youth Market Director for Vermont. In this role, he is responsible for recruitment and cultivation of school volunteers to participate in the Association’s lifesaving initiatives including the Kids Heart Challenge program. “This program gives students the opportunity to meet kids with special hearts and to
The American Heart Association’s school-based youth programs, Kids Heart Challenge™ and American Heart Challenge™, awarded $3,400 to Brookside Primary School in Waterbury, to purchase bikes to be used in the PE program. The annual grant program supports schools by funding resources to extend school wellness programs. The American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit
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
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.
Farmhouse Pottery 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. Farmhouse Pottery will provide customers the opportunity to support the American Heart Association’s fundraising campaign, Life Is Why™, by donating 10% of sales from
The Coalition for a Tobacco Free Vermont today welcomed the announcement from the Biden Administration regarding the proposal to prohibit the sale of menthol cigarettes and menthol-flavored mass-produced cigars, but urged Vermont lawmakers to act now because the federal action falls short in making immediate change – costing precious lives that could be saved NOW. The tobacco industry
While nearly 80 percent of cardiac events may be prevented, cardiovascular disease continues to be a woman’s greatest health threat. One in three women live with some form of cardiovascular disease and it’s on the rise in younger women. The Vermont Go Red for Women Luncheon on Tuesday, May 4th aims to empower and
The American Heart Association is pleased to announce that the Vermont CycleNation™ event will kick off during American Stroke Month in May. Starting on May 2nd, participants can track their activity by downloading the CycleNation app or using Strava when signing up. Activities could include stationary or outdoor biking, or activities participants enjoy, keeping them
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.