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    • American Heart Association welcomes new advisory board members in Syracuse
      Five local leaders are joining the American Heart Association’s mission to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. These volunteers started their term on the 2022-2023 fiscal year advisory board this month. New board members include: Nakeia Chambers, MS Ed – Nakeia Chambers is the director of Multicultural, Disability, and […]
    • Westchester: Summer Tips for a Healthy Heart
      Summer can bring many happy memories – family vacations, summer camp, days at the shore, staying up late and watching the sun set. No matter what your summer traditions include, be sure to keep in mind your heart and brain health throughout the longer daylight hours. According to the American Heart Association heart disease and stroke remain the No. 1 […]
    • Guest Post: The Four Things You Can Do to Save Your Mother’s Life
      By Dr. Jennifer H Mieres and Dr. Stacey E Rosen Mother’s Day is behind us, which means that supermarkets everywhere have moved the thank-you-mom greeting cards and the mom-themed chocolate candy boxes to the discount aisle. But now that the official celebration of the women who brought all of us into life is over, our work is only just beginning. It’s […]
    • Walgreens supports heart and brain health through the American Heart Association’s Life Is Why campaign
      Shoppers can support the life-saving work of the American Heart Association Walgreens is proud to support the American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, through Life Is Why™, a cause marketing campaign benefitting the American Heart Association. Life Is Why inspires consumers to […]
    • Guest Post: A new mother’s heart attack story
        This guest post was written by Fatima Mathews, a heart attack survivor living in Niagara Falls, NY. The birth of my 2nd child was supposed to be a joyous time in our lives. During my 3rd trimester, I noticed I gained a lot of weight, and my ankles were also really swollen. I followed all my doctor’s orders and continued going to all my […]
    • Moms deserve more than one day
      We are losing our moms and our sisters, our aunts and our daughters, our friends and neighbors, to something that is largely preventable. According to the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women movement, cardiovascular disease, including stroke, is the No. 1 cause of death in women and the leading cause of maternal death in the U.S. It doesn’t […]
    • American Heart Association NYC statement in response to proposed FDA rules for the regulation of menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars
      NEW YORK, NY, April 28, 2022 — The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) today released proposed rules for the regulation of menthol cigarettes and all flavored cigars. We commend this science-based approach to reducing disease and death related to the use of combustible tobacco products because it will help significantly reduce youth initiation, […]
    • Go Red for Women NYC Returns, Urges Women to ‘Reclaim Your Rhythm’
      The American Heart Association’s signature women’s initiative, the Go Red for Women movement, will return to an in-person event on Wednesday, April 27 at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers at 5pm EDT. This re-imagined high-energy, inspiring, and impactful event aims to empower women from across New York City to reclaim control of their mental and physical […]
    • Southern Tier Heart Walk invites walkers back in person
      The American Heart Association is inviting the Southern Tier back to its premier event to boost physical and mental health through healthy habits while supporting the lifesaving mission. On Sunday, April 10th, Southern Tier area Heart Walk participants and teams are invited to a brand new venue for the Heart Walk. Walkers can come to Otsiningo Park to […]
    • What effect does sodium have on your blood pressure?
      Almost at the halfway mark, the American Heart Association’s free blood pressure awareness program, the Check It! Challenge, has a reach of 315,000 people. Participants are checking their blood pressure twice monthly and taking advantage of American Heart Association resources provided to them. Each month during the four-month program that began in […]
    • Rochester Heart Walk & Run returning in person
      The American Heart Association, along with chairwoman Kelly Quinn, is inviting Rochester back to its premier event to boost physical and mental health through healthy habits while supporting the lifesaving mission. As chairwoman, Quinn, client manager at Unum and a stroke survivor, is leading the charge to raise $650,000 to support the lifesaving work […]
    • Westchester Women to Reconnect in Person to Fight Heart Disease at Westchester Go Red for Women Experience
      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 Westchester Go Red for Women® movement will transform its famous luncheon into an evening experience. This signature event will take place Thursday, March 24 at […]
    • Laerdal leader who is a heart survivor is chairing 2022 Dutchess-Ulster Heart Walk
      Donna Kosack’s family and her own health history have made her a strong advocate for educating people about heart disease. “How many people don’t know they have heart disease, or don’t know the signs and symptoms?” Kosack, Systems Adoption Manager at Laerdal Medical, asked. “I’m chairing the 2022 Heart Challenge to help raise awareness.” The 2022 […]
    • Apalachin 4th grader honored as top fundraiser at Kids Heart Challenge event
      Apalachin Elementary School students got active and celebrated an important cause during a fun ceremony on Friday, March 4th. The American Heart Association and Apalachin Elementary are working together to make whole-body wellness a priority as students participate in Kids Heart Challenge™. At Friday morning’s ceremony, the school recognized 4th grader […]
    • American Heart Association expands “Lower the Pressure” initiative in New York State thanks to $1 million grant
      The American Heart Association has new tools to help improve blood pressure rates in New York State, thanks to a grant from the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation.  The two-year grant of $1 million will allow the American Heart Association to expand its focus on improving high blood pressure rates in under-resourced communities. Through the “Lower the […]
    • NYC: 2022 National Wear Red Day Media Sizzle Reel
      If you would like to schedule an interview with an American Heart Association volunteer in New York City, please contact diego.ortizquintero@heart.org or mark.hurley@heart.org […]
    • Kinney Drugs supports heart and brain health through American Heart Association’s Life Is Why campaign
      Kinney Drugs is proud to support the American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, through Life Is Why™, a cause marketing campaign benefitting the American Heart Association. Life Is Why inspires consumers to celebrate their reasons to live healthier, longer lives – by giving. “We’re […]
    • One World Trade Center to ‘Go Red’ for American Heart Association
      On Friday, February 4th women and men across the country will join the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women® movement and wear red to raise awareness for a women’s greatest health threat, cardiovascular disease. From landmarks to news anchors and neighborhoods to online communities; this annual groundswell unites millions of people for a […]
    • Local CEO to lead 2022 Syracuse Go Red for Women movement
      The American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization devoted to a world of healthier lives for all, announces Jackie Ferrari, founder and CEO of American Fashion Network, as the community volunteer chair of the 2021-2022 Syracuse area Go Red for Women® movement. Go Red for Women is a worldwide initiative of the American Heart […]
    • New York: American Heart Association, Northwell Health Combine Forces to Combat Heart Disease, Women’s No. 1 Health Threat
      An important fact we all need to understand is cardiovascular disease remains the No. 1 killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year claiming more women’s lives than all forms of cancer combined. That’s approximately one woman every minute! The American Heart Association in New York City, Westchester and Long Island is proud to announce an expanded […]
    • Double Up Food Bucks promotes healthy shopping in Syracuse, Albany
      Shoppers in two Upstate NY communities have a new way to get healthy produce. Two retail stores in Syracuse and Albany officially launched their participation in the Double Up Food Bucks program. The American Heart Association worked with Field and Fork Network to bring Double Up Food Bucks to the Syracuse Cooperative Market in Syracuse and Honest […]
    • New York City social entrepreneurs and non-profit organizations receive funding to break down health barriers
      The American Heart Association’s Bernard J. Tyson Impact Fund invests in sustainable local solutions addressing health inequities In New York City, people living in poor neighborhoods have higher death rates than those living in wealthier neighborhoods however, Black New Yorkers have the highest rate in every neighborhood. To sustainably address the […]
    • STEM Has Heart brings hands-on experiences and lifesaving science to Syracuse elementary students
      The American Heart Association helped bring science to life for about 100 Syracuse City School District elementary students. The STEM Has Heart Day at Van Duyn Elementary School featured hands-on examples and activities that not only engaged students in STEM fields, but taught them about their own health, as well. “Lifesaving science is not often seen […]
    • American Heart Association’s NYC Wall Street Run & Heart Walk Returns in 2022
      Toby Dodd and Bruce Mosler of Cushman & Wakefield to Serve as Co-Chairs, Embrace Resilience As New York City continues its long-awaited reopening in response to the progress made against the coronavirus pandemic and rising vaccination rates, the American Heart Association, a global force for a world of longer, healthier lives, is proud to announce […]
    • Scientific Sessions 2021NYC Researcher Named the American Heart Association’s 2021 Distinguished Scientist in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology
      The American Heart Association is presenting its 2021 Distinguished Scientist in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology to Kathryn J. Moore, Ph.D., FAHA, of New York University Grossman School of Medicine. The Association designates Distinguished Scientist awards in several categories to members who have significantly advanced the […]
    • Scientific Sessions 2021New York City Researches Shine at Scientific Sessions 2021
      Healthy eating linked to better heart structure and function among Latino adults David Flomenbaum, B.S., B.A., a medical student at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City Research Highlights: Adult Latinos who followed a heart-healthy diet had better heart function, according to ultrasound images that found the heart was pumping blood […]
    • American Heart Association funds two Rochester women working for health equity
      Two Rochester-area women are being recognized by the American Heart Association. They were both recently awarded funding as part of a program working with community-based businesses to address the social determinants of health. During a ceremony held virtually last month, the Association awarded a total of $65,000 to the top finalists in the National […]
    • New York State Regional Hypertension Summit works to control a silent killer
      More than 100 clinicians, primary care providers and population health representatives gathered virtually to help make New York State a healthier place at the Regional Hypertension Summit hosted by the American Heart Association. Hypertension is often called the silent killer, and it is the most important modifiable risk factor for heart disease. […]
    • New York City hosts first citywide Hypertension Summit
      Hypertension is often called the silent killer and in New York City alone there are more than 2.5 million residents who report having high blood pressure. That’s why the American Heart Association in NYC, in collaboration with local and national experts on the management of high blood pressure and community leaders addressing uncontrolled blood […]
    • Applications open for Buffalo area schools to apply for Get Moving Grants from the American Heart Association
      Reducing sedentary behavior and increasing physical activity is key to immediate and long-term health for children. That is why the American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, the National Football League (NFL) and the Buffalo Bills are encouraging schools to get students moving for […]
    • American Heart Association brings Growing Healthy Hearts program back to Syracuse elementary schools
      The American Heart Association is bringing a successful program back to the Syracuse City School District. At an event at H.W. Smith Pre-K-8 School, the AHA announced the Growing Healthy Hearts program is returning after a hiatus during the COVID pandemic. Now that school is back in session with full-time in-person learning, moving more is even more […]
    • Meet the newest American Heart Association Western New York staff members
      Kate Eldredge is an experienced development professional, fundraiser, and event manager. Driven by a passion for heart and brain health, she takes pride in fighting for the American Heart Association’s mission to help everyone live longer, healthier lives. As a development director, her goals include helping grow that mission right here in Rochester to […]
    • Addressing Hypertension in New York State
      The American Heart Association is working to improve hypertension across New York State with a brand new event. The virtual Regional Hypertension Summit will bring together health care organizations, medical practices, and health-focused organizations from across New York State to collectively address blood pressure control and recognize Target: BP™ […]
    • Conversations With My Daughter: World Heart Day 2021
      The American Heart Association of Westchester County along with White Plains Hospital present a video series in honor of World Heart Day 2021. During this five-part series, leaders from across Westchester will host heart to heart conversations with their daughters about important health topics. Physical Activity by Dr. James Peacock Stress and […]
    • 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 […]
    • Bernard J. Tyson Impact Fund Investment Opens Second Round in New York City
      The American Heart Association (AHA), the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health, is seeking applicants for the second round of the Bernard J. Tyson Impact Fund, a fund created in honor of a visionary leader who cared passionately about the health and well-being of all.  His quest for affordable, equitable health care […]
    • American Heart Association in Syracuse honored for webinar series on COVID-19 vaccine
      The COVID-19 vaccine can help us all get back to the life we miss so much, but we have to do this together. That’s why the American Heart Association teamed up with other local organizations to help address vaccine hesitancy in Black and Brown Central New Yorkers. The Association’s Syracuse Chapter was recently recognized by the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, […]
    • NYC Marathon sign of city’s return
      The American Heart Association,  the nation’s leading nonprofit in heart health, is proud to announce a return to one of the most popular events in the city, the 2021 NYC Marathon. Back in person after the pandemic, the five-borough race is back on the calendar.  Runners and those willing to challenge themselves are invited to apply. The 2021 TCS […]
    • 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 […]
    • Central New York couple shares miraculous CPR story, encourages everyone to get trained
      It had been 18 years since Lisa Wiles took a CPR class, but she still knew enough to save her husband’s life. On April 9, 2020, Lisa and her husband Dan Wiles were about to have dinner. Lisa heard Dan exclaim and then start making strange noises. At first, she thought he was choking on dinner, but she realized those noises meant that could not be the […]
    • Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, receives Heart of New York City Legacy Award
      Honor celebrates a lifetime of outstanding influence and impact in the field of medicine. The American Heart Association, the leading voluntary health organization devoted to a world of longer, healthier lives announced today that world-renowned cardiologist Dr. Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, will receive the Heart of New York City Legacy Award at the 2021 […]
    • 25th Anniversary of Hamptons Heart Ball to Honor Ali N. Zaidi, MD
      The American Heart Association is pleased to announce that Ali N. Zaidi, MD will be the medical honoree at the American Heart Association’s 25th Annual Hamptons Heart Ball. In his role as honoree, Dr. Zaidi will assist in raising support and creating awareness about heart disease and stroke as it pertains to the Long Island and New York City […]
    • Central New York project asks kids “What does nutrition security mean to you?”
      Concerns over nutrition security in the Central New York community have been on the rise since the pandemic, but the problem isn’t new. The American Heart Association worked with Jack and Jill of America, Inc. on a new project, sponsored by National Grid, to help raise awareness about what nutrition security really is. The Nutrition Security Photo […]
    • Digital Health Expo kicks off on May 10
      America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk 2021 is different than ever before, including its Health Expo. Both events are digital this year. The Digital Health Expo Week of Wellness takes place May 10 – May 14, on the Facebook event page for America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk. People who have registered for America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk […]
    • Women face unique risks for high blood pressure and stroke
      Women have a lot on their plates, and sometimes important self-care can take a back seat to work, family and other obligations. In fact, nearly 50% of adult women have high blood pressure, and nearly three-quarters of those with high blood pressure don’t have it under control. Uncontrolled high blood pressure can significantly increase a woman’s risk […]
    • American Heart Association launches new STEM Has Heart program in Syracuse
      Our community’s health is about more than just our bodies. The American Heart Association is officially launching the STEM Has Heart program to work with students and local leaders to help increase diversity in STEM fields. “The American Heart Association is dedicated to removing the barriers to good health and wellbeing,” said Kristin Rubino, […]
    • Nominate someone for the Lifestyle Change Award with the Rochester Heart Walk & Run
      As we strive to live a heart healthy lifestyle, do you know someone that has already made a big change? The American Heart Association wants to celebrate individuals who have made a positive impact on their health with the Lifestyle Change Award. The Lifestyle Change Award, sponsored by Consiliarium Group, honors someone who has made significant, […]
    • Health check-up and COVID-19 vaccine best one-two punch to get healthy in wake of pandemic
      With some hope on the horizon in the fight against COVID-19, the American Heart Association, the leading voluntary organization devoted to longer, healthier lives, and CPL, say it’s a good time to stop and take stock of your overall health and wellbeing. That means connecting with your doctor to schedule any check-ups you may have missed in the past […]
    • Webinar panelists four-paneEmPOWERED to Serve Business Accelerator™ Faith-Based Workshop Highlights Powerful Partnerships, Kicks-Off Grant Application Period
      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 […]
    • Go Red for Women event transforms into a four-week digital experience
      A new Go Red for Women experience is coming to Western New York. The popular Go Red for Women Luncheon will be transformed into a four-week Get RED-Y to Go Red online program to support the fight to end heart disease and stroke. Starting March 22nd, program participants can access live, interactive webinars each week on a series of topics, including […]
    • Westchester WIC Benefits Community Forum presented by American Heart Association
      Welcome the American Heart Association’s Westchester County Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Community Forum. We would like to give a special thank you to our panelists, Sharon D’Errico from Sun River Health and Elena Tateo from Westchester County Department of Health. We created this companion […]
    • The American Heart Association Launches Funding Initiative Aimed at Supporting Communities through Local Faith Institutions
      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 […]
    • American Heart Association welcomes new members to Rochester regional advisory board
      Five local leaders are joining the American Heart Association’s mission to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. These volunteers officially joined their first board meeting during American Heart Month in February.   Mehmet Aktas, MD – Cardiologist, Electrophysiology at UR Medicine       Simone Bailey-Brown, MD – […]
    • AHA NYC Spotlights Mental Health this Black History Month
      Time to Overcome Stigma of Mental Health and Barriers to Access in Black Community American Heart Association Celebrates Black History Month By Placing A Spotlight On Mental Health Earlier this year the American Heart Association released a statement declaring that depression and negative psychological health conditions are associated with a less […]
    • New Go Red experience debuts in Rochester
      A new Go Red for Women experience is coming to the Rochester area. The popular Go Red for Women Luncheon will be transformed into an online Go Red for Women Experience to support the fight to end heart disease and stroke. This year, participants can take part whenever their schedule allows with a flexible format. More than 30 sites, including sponsors, […]
    • Health groups call for restored funding to help prevention and treatment of chronic diseases in New York
      A group of 18 health focused organizations, including the American Heart Association, are calling on the New York State Legislature to restore funds to public health programs cut in Governor Andrew Cuomo’s budget. The groups co-signed the following letter to Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie. The […]
    • 2021 New York City National Wear Red Day Sizzle Reel
    • Go Red for Women NYC presents: Equitable Health for All Women
      The American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women movement New York City is proud to present Equitable Health for All Women: A Special February Conversation in celebration of American Heart Month and Black History Month. We would like to thank today’s guest speakers: Dr. Jennifer Mieres, MD, SVP, Center for Equity of Care; Chief Diversity […]
    • Westchester SNAP Benefits Community Forum presented by American Heart Association
      Welcome the American Heart Association’s Westchester County Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Benefits Community Forum. Thank you for joining us for this important discussion about food assistance programs available in our area. We would like to give a special thank you to our panelists, Anne Daddona from Westchester County […]
    • New campaign in Rochester highlights importance of flu vaccine during pandemic
        The American Heart Association, the leading voluntary health organization devoted to a world of longer, healthier lives, along with sponsor UR Medicine, are helping to keep families and communities safe from the flu by providing facts, resources and encouraging people to get a flu vaccine. “Getting the flu vaccine is especially important this […]
    • American Heart Association and Buffalo Bills help kids get moving with video library
      The American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, and the National Football League (NFL), in collaboration with the Buffalo Bills, debuted the first-ever NFL PLAY 60 library, which features kid-friendly exercises to help kids to get their recommended 60-minutes of daily physical […]
    • AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION AND BROOKFIELD PARTNER TO BUILD A NEW DECADE OF HEALTH IN NEW YORK CITY
      The American Heart Association’s Healthy for Good™ is a revolutionary healthy living movement that inspires individuals to create lasting change in their health and life, one small step at a time. In New York City, the movement works with corporate sponsors and individual volunteers to inspire people to follow three core approaches: Eat Smart. Move […]
    • Young Stroke Survivor Runs Half Marathon for American Heart Association; Encourages Peers to Know the Symptoms F.A.S.T.
      Jesse Shea is a former college athlete who at age 26 lived an active and healthy lifestyle. One morning in November 2019 while the Cape May, NJ resident was preparing for work on his boat, he began feeling strange. The last thing he suspected was stroke. Soon after, he had very little movement on the right side of his body and could not control the […]
    • New Year’s Resolutions in a Pandemic
      Should New Year’s resolutions be different in the midst of a pandemic? We checked in with Robin Tassinari, MD, Consultation/Liaison Psychiatry at Albany Med, for advice. The American Heart Association in New York’s Capital Region and Albany Med are entering their fifth year of a special “Life is Why” collaboration, aimed to improve the health of […]
    • Goodbye 2020! Step into 2021 with a healthy New Year’s resolution
      We’re all ready to bid farewell to 2020, but are you ready for 2021? Start the year on a path to good health with a New Year’s resolution you can stick to. Vague, non-specific New Year’s resolutions are likely to fail. If you want to get healthy, choosing specific, realistic and attainable resolutions can lead to more success. Begin with small changes […]
    • Utica scientists to study cardiac abnormalities and autism link
      Is there a link between cardiac abnormalities and autism? That’s what Dr. Maria Kontaridis, Executive Director and Gordon K. Moe Professor of Biomedical Research and Translational Medicine at the  Masonic Medical Research Institute (MMRI) in Utica, will be studying for the next three years, thanks to a $299,835.00 three-year Transformational Project […]
    • Gov. Cuomo needs to allot CARES money to alleviate health disparities
      The chair of the Capital Region Board of Directors, Jennifer Corcoran Conway, called on Gov. Cuomo to use the CARES money the state has to improve health inequities.  The American Heart Association (AHA) supports the call by Senators Rivera and Persaud, and Assemblymembers Hevesi, Lupardo, Gottfried, Jaffee, Bronson, and Rosenthal to allocate much […]
    • Harvest of Health: Women’s Health & Gender Inequities
      Welcome to the American Heart Association in New York City’s final webinar in the Fall 2020 Harvest of Health series. The last three months have produced amazing conversation and we are thrilled to deliver this special session about Women’s Health and Gender Inequities. Women’s health touches upon a number of critical issues that intersect […]
    • Different format, but same spirit at Breakfast with Santa
      The setting was different, but the spirit was the same as 35 of the families who make up the Cardiac Kids group of the Capital Region gathered by Zoom for their annual Breakfast with Santa on Sunday, Dec. 6. Just as it would have been had they gathered in person, the kids talked over each other – sharing stories of Elves on the Shelves, asking when […]
    • New leaders, date announced for Rochester Heart Walk & Run
      The American Heart Association is proud to announce new leaders for the 2021 Rochester Heart Walk & Run. Keith Williams, Managing Partner at Consiliarium Group, and Jennifer Graney, Partner at Consiliarium Group, are serving as co-chairpersons for the upcoming event. Williams and Graney both have decades of experience in employee benefits […]
    • Deadline extended for Red Cap Ambassador nominations
      There have been children who have had open heart surgery before their second birthdays. There have been adults sidelined from running marathons, and some still active with their local fire companies even after open heart surgery. The Red Cap Ambassadors to America’s Greatest Heart Run and Walk look a little different every year, but one thing remains […]
    • New York City: Growing Food Insecurity Makes Norwood Farmstand Essential
      American Heart Association and philanthropist Rose Caiola partner with GrowNYC to relaunch year-round market The American Heart Association in New York City understands the important role that healthy food access and a nutritious diet play in our overall health. However, lack of access to healthy food in New York City was prevalent before the […]
    • Excelsior College is first to participate in Field Day
      The American Heart Association’s Field Day brings fun and activity into the workday, boosting employee morale and improving health, while also investing in the work of the American Heart Association. Excelsior College, a not-for-profit online college in Albany, was the first Capital Region company to participate in Field Day, part of the American Heart […]
    • Heart of Rochester campaign zeroes in to improve community’s heart health
      The American Heart Association is going “beyond the table” to further the commitment of the annual Rochester Heart Ball. Instead of a single event, the Heart of Rochester campaign will extend to a three-month campaign bringing the work of the American Heart Association to life in our community. “We usually come together each year for a beautiful Heart […]
    • AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION AND CITI CONTINUE BUILDING LONGER, HEALTHIER LIVES IN NEW YORK CITY
      November is Eat Smart Month, a celebration of the Healthy for Good™ movement, and the American Heart Association is honoring this month by fighting heart disease and stroke by promoting healthy lifestyle changes. In New York City, the Association is partnering with Citi to inspire residents to improve their health outcomes and create lasting change in […]
    • Central New York and Southern Tier companies recognized for workplace health achievements
      In Central New York and the Southern Tier, eight organizations received recognition for taking significant steps to build a culture of health and invest in the health of their workforce as part of the 2020 results of the American Heart Association Workplace Health Achievement Index. The American Heart Association, a global force for longer, healthier […]
    • Western New York companies recognized for workplace health achievements
      In Western New York, nine organizations received recognition for taking significant steps to build a culture of health and invest in the health of their workforce as part of the 2020 results of the American Heart Association Workplace Health Achievement Index. The American Heart Association, a global force for longer, healthier lives, created the Index […]
    • America’s Greatest Heart Run and Walk kicks off
      The date for America’s Greatest Heart Run and Walk is changing, but the mission of the event remains the same. The American Heart Association announced its plans for America’s Greatest Heart Run and Walk in a digital kickoff on Nov. 17. America’s Greatest Heart Run and Walk will take place on May 15, 2021, from 9 a.m. to noon. There are currently three […]
    • Dr. Sonia Angell of Columbia University receives American Heart Association’s 2020 Chairman’s Award
      The American Heart Association presented its 2020 Chairman’s Award to Sonia Y. Angell, M.D., M.P.H, D.T. M. & H., assistant clinical professor of medicine at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University, at Scientific Sessions 2020. Dr. Angell’s work has had a major impact in the U.S. and globally on critical public health issues […]
    • Be a changemaker: Join the American Heart Association’s work in the Rochester community
      You probably know about the thousands of your fellow community members who take part in the Rochester Heart Walk & Run, the Heart Ball, or the Go Red for Women Luncheon each year, but do you know what else the American Heart Association is doing? “We are so much more than the events you love,” said American Heart Association Executive Director Marc […]
    • AHA President: The best way forward requires bridging disciplines, people, places
      The challenges facing our world are many – from timely concerns such as the coronavirus pandemic and the renewed emphasis it has placed on the need to dismantle structural racism to the ongoing challenges of treating and beating the top two killers around the globe: heart disease and stroke. As president of the American Heart Association, Dr. Mitch […]
    • Boston, NYC physicians to receive Joseph A. Vita Award at Scientific Sessions
      The American Heart Association has recognized two physicians, one from New York City and one from Boston, for their impact on the field of cardiovascular biology and health during the last five years. Dr. Hooman Kamel, of Weill Cornell Medicine, and Dr. Robert W. Yeh, of Harvard Medical School, were named the 2020 Joseph A. Vita Award recipients at […]
    • Harvest of Health: Nutrition & Food Access
      Welcome to the American Heart Association in New York City’s second webinar in the Harvest of Health series. We are thrilled to serve-up the second helping of this three-course meal. In honor of November being Eat Smart Month, we decided that this conversation should focus on the topics of nutrition and food access in NYC. As an appetizer, we want to […]
    • Heart Association seeks participants for Heart Health Reset
      Even in a normal year, staying healthy in November and December can be a challenge. COVID-19 is adding more intensity and pressure to that challenge. To help people maintain their health through the end of the calendar year, the American Heart Association in the Upper Hudson Valley is offering a Heart-Health Reset, sponsored by Antalek & Moore […]
    • SOLVE THE EQUATION: WOMEN OUTNUMBERED IN STEM CAREERS
      National STEM Day opportunity to close gap and encourage women to explore science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education STEM is the abbreviation for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Careers in these fields are highly lucrative, very competitive, and exceedingly in demand across the country. However, statistics indicate […]
    • Popular Go Red for Women event in Buffalo will be held digitally
      A new Go Red for Women experience is coming to Western New York. The popular Handbags for Heart “PURSE-onality” auction will be transformed into an online experience to support the fight to end heart disease and stroke. Bidding opens online at noon on Tuesday, November 10th and runs until Friday, November 13th at 6:30 p.m. A live program featuring an […]
    • Chair of the AHA Eastern States Board outlines budget requests to Gov. Cuomo
      David Ping, chair of the Eastern States Board of the American Heart Association, and Hudson Valley resident, sent the following letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo at the end of October, stressing how important the funding of public health programs is to all New Yorkers.     October 29, 2020 The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo Governor of New York State […]
    • Central New York volunteers honored by Eastern States region of the American Heart Association
      The American Heart Association is honoring five local volunteers and organizations for their work to help create a world of longer, healthier lives. The Eastern States Volunteer Awards recognize companies and volunteers across the 13 states of the Eastern Region of the American Heart Association in several categories. Winners from the Central New York […]
    • American Heart Association NYC honors Domestic Violence Awareness Month by funding nonprofit that provides housing to victims of domestic violence and their children  
      DOMESTIC ABUSE MAY DO LONG-TERM DAMAGE TO WOMEN’S HEART HEALTH According to research published earlier this year in the Journal of the American Heart Association (JAHA), women exposed to domestic abuse were 31% more likely to develop cardiovascular disease than women who had not experienced abuse. In the U.S. one in four women has experienced […]
    • Buffalo CycleNation Challenge finishes with local winners, national recognition
        The American Heart Association is excited to announce the winners of the nationally recognized CycleNation Challenge. The first-ever six-week challenge format for the popular Buffalo CycleNation had 275 people moving and raising funds in the fight against stroke and heart disease. More than 25 teams competed for six weeks in the Challenge. Teams […]
    • Healthy, active moms had strokes in their 30s
      Laura Candella-Weimer and Amber Buckley were both in their 30s, working women with families who ate well and exercised regularly. They were also in their 30s when they each had a stroke. They will share their stories during the American Stroke Association’s digital CycleNation experience on Thursday, Oct. 29, at noon. Throughout the month of October, […]
    • NYC STEM Goes Red Launching in November: Initiative inspires and empowers high school girls across New York City to pursue a STEM career
      The American Heart Association in New York City’s  Go Red for Women® campaign’s STEM Goes Red initiative is back for its third year. While the 2020 event will be a digital experience, the goal remains the same: to encourage young women to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). As a science-based organization, the […]
    • Harvest of Health: Youth Forum
      Welcome to the American Heart Association in New York City’s first annual Harvest of Health. We are thrilled to be bringing you the first installment of our seasonal webinar series. In today’s webinar we will be focusing on the topic of youth health. But before we get started, we want to share some important resources and materials to help you […]
    • 43-year-old never expected a stroke
      Mickey Orta attributed  a week of migraines and pain in the back of his head to work travel. But on a Friday night in March 2019, on his way to dinner with his wife, Maggie, the then-43-year-old felt a little queasy and off balance as they walked to the hostess station. Seated in the booth, he slumped to the left, leaning against the wall, and couldn’t […]
    • Long Island: A loving tribute from a son to his mother, Dolly
      In drafting this article tonight, I realize that it’s five months ago this evening that I wrote my mom’s obituary, Virginia (Dolly) Dalessio who passed on April 21. Yesterday, on Sunday, I sat on my porch – very close to where my mom would sit during her visits to Sands Point and noticed all the things she would capture – such as the red robin she […]
    • Capraro and Esche chairing CycleNation in the Mohawk Valley
      Stroke is the nation’s No. 5 killer, and leading cause of disability. The American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association, is hosting CycleNation to raise awareness about that fact – and raise the funds to change the statistic. Gerard Capraro, Ph.D., founder of Capraro Technologies, and Mr. Rob Esche, president and founder of […]
    • Health professionals chair Go Red for Women Empowered Summit
      They are both in their 30s, investing in their careers and in their families – something they see as typical of women their age. They also agree that women’s heart health is often overlooked in the day-to-day lives of the “everywoman” whom they represent. In these days of COVID-19, the need for good health has become even more important, they say. Sara […]
    • American Heart Association In New York City Honors World Mental Health Day By Investing In Local Health Tech Entrepreneur
      Startup makes mental health care accessible, inclusive for communities of color and low-income youth World Mental Health Day is this Saturday, October 10, and the American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization, recognizes the importance of mental health. Mental health affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine […]
    • Neurosurgeon; PR executive to chair CycleNation in the Capital Region
      Stroke is the nation’s No. 5 killer, and leading cause of disability. The American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association, is hosting CycleNation to raise awareness about that fact – and raise the funds to change the statistic. Alan Boulos, M.D., Chair of Neurosurgery, Co-Director of the Neurosciences Institute and Professor […]
    • American Heart Association awards grant to Western New York school to provide health equipment
      A Western New York school is among the recipients of a nationwide grant from the American Heart Association. The American Heart Association’s Kids Heart Challenge has awarded $3,500 to Oak Orchard Elementary School in Medina for a socially distant fitness trail. Awarded to schools across the country, the grants continue the American Heart Association’s […]