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    • What you need to know at America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk
      America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk is celebrating 46 years of saving lives. The 2020 America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk will be March 6th and 7th. America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk Weekend events include: The Healthy for Good Expo will be held on Friday, March 6th at Utica College. The Expo will be held from 9a.m. – 7p.m. Runners and […]
    • Nascentia Health CEO working to improve women’s heart health as the Syracuse Go Red for Women Chairwoman
       The American Heart Association has a new volunteer leader for the Syracuse Go Red for Women campaign. Local healthcare leader Kate Rolf has taken over as the next volunteer chairwoman for the 2020 Go Red for Women movement, including the Go Red for Women Luncheon coming up on Thursday, October 22nd. Rolf will lead the organization’s efforts to change […]
    • American Heart Association helps provide healthy food for Syracuse students and families over winter break
      The American Heart Association, along with several other organizations, provided hundreds of meals for Syracuse students and their families during the school district’s winter break. On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, the American Heart Association and the Growing Healthy Hearts coalition served students and parents a free, light lunch at one […]
    • AHA NYC and Queens Public Library start lending blood pressure monitoring kits at Far Rockaway Library
      Libraries serve as gateways to knowledge and culture. They play a fundamental role in many communities as places to gather, learn, and borrow books. Thanks to a collaboration between the American Heart Association and the Queens Public Library, Far Rockaway library is now a place to manage your blood pressure. Starting this week, patrons of the Far […]
    • Governor’s budget needs to include ALL flavored tobacco products
      Gov. Cuomo’s call for ending the sale of flavored e-cigarettes doesn’t go far enough, according to the American Heart Association. “We need to protect the health of all New Yorkers by prohibiting the sale of all flavors in all tobacco products,” said Caitlin O’Brien, J.D., New York State Director of Government Affairs for the American Heart […]
    • Nominate someone for the Mohawk Valley’s Lifestyle Change Award
      As you work on your New Year’s resolution, do you know someone that has already made a big change? The American Heart Association is working to celebrate individuals who have made a positive impact on their health with the Lifestyle Change Award. The Lifestyle Change Award, sponsored by Sovena, honors someone who has made significant, positive changes […]
    • Maureen Adams to Lead Go Red for Women® in Westchester County, NY
      The American Heart Association (AHA) announced today that Maureen Adams, RN, MBA, Chief Clinical Officer of Westmed Medical Group, will serve as chair of the 2020 Westchester Go Red for Women movement. As Chair of the Go Red for Women movement in Westchester, Ms. Adams will work to raise funds and spread awareness of heart disease while championing the […]
    • Applications now open for Community Impact Grants
      The American Heart Association wants to help local organizations create a healthier Mohawk Valley. Applications are now open for the American Heart Association’s Community Impact Grants. The grants help local groups start or continue projects aimed at improving the health of our community.  The American Heart Association is looking for innovative […]
    • January NYC Survivor of the Month: Linda Feingold
      Over the last few months, the American Heart Association in New York City has run a monthly feature on our blog titled the “Survivor of the Month.” The goal of this series is to highlight the individuals who embody our mission of being “a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives.” In previous months, we wrote the […]
    • American Heart Association Applauds NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio for Signing Bill Restricting Sales of Flavored E-cigarettes Products
      More action needed to address serious public health threat of menthol tobacco The American Heart Association, the world’s leading health organization focused on heart and brain health for all, maintains that flavored tobacco products are reversing decades of progress in reducing tobacco use among youth and worsening the persistent disparities regarding […]
    • Check It! Challenge could lead to lower risk of heart disease and stroke in Central New York and the Southern Tier
      A new program is giving people in Central New York and the Southern Tier a chance to help control a silent killer. The American Heart Association is now recruiting participants for the Check It! Challenge. The challenge is a community-wide program encouraging people to check, change, and control their blood pressure. The Check It! Challenge is based on […]
    • Growing Healthy Hearts program expands in Syracuse City School District
      The American Heart Association is expanding the fight against childhood obesity in Syracuse schools. On Wednesday, the AHA announced the second year of the Growing Healthy Hearts program in the Syracuse City School District. This year, the program is expanding to seven elementary schools. About 30% of kids and teens in the U.S. are overweight or obese. […]
    • Heart-Healthy Tips for the Holiday Season
      The American Heart Association offers suggestions to stay happy and healthy throughout the busy holiday season.   The holidays are a time for celebrating with family and friends, but often stress inhibits our abilities to enjoy the holiday season. From shopping to cooking to events, we are often packing our schedules while forgetting about our health. […]
    • AHA NYC and Rose Caiola Unite with GrowNYC to Open Winter Farm Stands
      Last year, the final week of November marked the end of the season for the GrowNYC markets at Lincoln Hospital and the Mosholu Montefiore Community Center in the Bronx. For many residents, not having access to their local farm stand meant a season of traveling to Manhattan and other boroughs where some markets remain open year-round. Without access to […]
    • 8-year-old, Zoe Sher, a CHD Survivor in Rochester, NY, Gives Thanks While Giving Back
      My name is Zoe Sher. I have had an atrial septal defect my whole life – all 8 years. I recently had heart surgery to close it because the cardiologist said my heart was getting too big. Before my surgery, I was excited to hear that I needed to have surgery, but on the day of my surgery, I was scared that the surgery would do something bad to me. […]
    • American Heart Association concerned that Nassau County Legislation does not include all flavors or all flavored tobacco products
      The American Heart Association is very disappointed with the limited scope the Nassau County Legislature took today which would ban the sale of certain flavored e-cigarettes, and hopes that there is an opportunity to include ALL flavored tobacco products, including menthol combustible cigarettes.   “Today’s announcement by the Nassau County […]
    • Capital Region’s first Research Reception provides insight into the science behind the giving
      Stents. CPR. Clot-busting drugs. Those are just a few of the scientific advancements that were begun with research grants from the American Heart Association. On Friday, Nov. 15, four researchers funded by the American Heart Association shared a little bit about their projects, and offered a tour of the RNA Institute, where the Research Reception was […]
    • American Heart Association’s 57th Annual American Heart Association Long Island Heart & Stroke Ball A Success
      Hundreds of attendees from the Long Island medical and corporate community came out to the Garden City Hotel on Wednesday, November 13th to attend the American Heart Association’s 57th Annual Long Island Heart & Stroke Ball.  The Long Island Heart Ball is an annual social event held to recognize outstanding accomplishments of individuals and […]
    • Top Wealth Advisor to Lead Go Red for Women® in New York City
      The American Heart Association announced today that Wendy Holmes, Private Wealth Advisor at UBS, will serve as Chair of the year-round Go Red for Women movement in New York City for 2019-2020. Go Red for Women encourages awareness of the issue of women and heart disease and provides women with resources to take action to save more lives. The movement […]
    • America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk kicks off in the Mohawk Valley
      America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk is off and running! The American Heart Association hosted a kickoff to the Heart Run & Walk season Wednesday night at Daniele’s at Valley View. The event featured walkers, team coaches, survivors, sponsors, volunteers, and more. During the event, the American Heart Association announced this year’s […]
    • NYC doctors to present at Scientific Session 2019 this weekend
      This weekend in Philadelphia, PA doctors from around the globe will gather at the American Heart Association’s annual Scientific Sessions. The three-day conference attracts Nobel laureates, world renown researchers and healthcare providers to shape the future of cardiovascular science and medicine. Two researchers from New York City are among those […]
    • Mara and Danielle in front of AHA logoDutchess-Ulster, NY Go Red for Women Luncheon advances wellness
      More than 300 people came together at Poughkeepsie’s Grandview on Friday, November 8th to be relentless in support of women’s health. The event — which was chaired by Denise Doring VanBuren of Central Hudson Gas & Electric — included a keynote speech by Mara Schiavocampo of the Dr. Oz show, wellness showcase, a talk about […]
    • Public loses as Albany County Legislature defeats restriction on flavored tobacco
       The Albany County Legislature lost an opportunity to be a leader and prevent the current generation of youth from falling prey to the epidemic of e-cigarette use when it defeated Local Law E tonight. The measure failed with 18 “ayes,” 17 “nos” and an abstention. It needed 20 votes to pass. Local Law E would have restricted the sale of flavored tobacco […]
    • Group tackles health disparities in northeastern states
      A consortium that coordinates the efforts of local and regional cardiovascular disease prevention programs helped states achieve major goals for eliminating health disparities, according to preliminary research to be presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2019 in Philadelphia. Researchers implemented the Northeast Health […]
    • YP Red Ball: ‘Old Man’s Disease’ Increasing in Young Adults, Especially Women
        Jennifer Lapidus, 31, admits that as a young woman her heart health was never a top priority. That changed in 2013 when she lost her father, David, to a sudden fatal heart attack caused by undetected heart disease. “Losing my dad to a heart attack definitely influenced me to make lifestyle changes and to think about prioritizing my own heart […]
    • woman in front of aha step and repeat logo backropFirsts, friendships, lead to “BetterU” for Hudson Valley woman
      Jennifer Langley is a participant in our Hudson Valley BetterU challenge and shares her journey: I have been aware of the Better U program for a few years and have marveled at the women in each class – their determination and inspiration are enviable. Being part of the 2019 class has been a true pleasure. I am enjoying getting to know the […]
    • Mental wellness a key component to building a “BetterU”
      Brooke O’Connell, Hudson Valley, NY BetterU participant, shares the ways in which making small changes proved more sustainable for her in her journey toward better health.  I’m so thankful for the Better U Program.  When I started this program, I had the hopes and dreams of losing a large sum of weight in a short amount of time and changing my […]
    • Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall screens blood pressure, raises awareness on World Stroke Day
      Tuesday, October 29 was World Stroke Day, and the American Heart Association teamed up with Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall and Woodbury Common Premium Outlets to raise awareness about the warning signs of stroke and provide hands-on education and health screenings. People learned how to spot a stroke F.A.S.T. “It’s really an honor to […]
    • Love at the Heart of World Stroke Day in NYC
      Stefanie Cohen, 32, and Pierre George Bonnefil, 61, are a generation apart but they have a lot in common. They both live in New York City, they both have rewarding careers, and most importantly, they are both stroke survivors who credit their significant other for saving their life. Stefanie, who was 29 and working long hours as a social worker when […]
    • Approximately 936 Long Island Residents Will Die From A Stroke This Year
      American Stroke Association offers tips to improve wellness and prevent stroke October 29 is World Stroke Day and the American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association, which is the world’s leading voluntary health organization devoted to fighting cardiovascular disease and stroke, provides five tips to help Long Island […]
    • Dr. Oz Journalist to give keynote address at Nov. 8 Go Red for Women Luncheon
      Unbearable, is how Mara Schiavocampo described the early days of reducing the processed food she was eating. Today, she celebrates the 90 pounds she lost and the healthy way she feels, eating only whole foods. “I had been overweight, but not unhappily,” the special correspondent to the Dr. Oz Show & author said. “But after my daughter was born […]
    • On World Stroke Day, Erie, PA local survivor Dr. Rebecca Wise shares her survivor story while Dr. Trevor Phinney of UPMC Hamot offers wellness tips
      ERIE PA, October 29, 2019 — October 29 is World Stroke Day and the American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association, which is the world’s leading voluntary health organization devoted to fighting cardiovascular disease and stroke, provides five tips to help Erie residents to feel healthier and avoid one of the most common […]
    • In Buffalo NY, approximately 3,300 of Erie County residents will be hospitalized for cerebrovascular disease this year, including strokes
      BUFFALO NY — October 29 is World Stroke Day and the American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association, which is the world’s leading voluntary health organization devoted to fighting cardiovascular disease and stroke, provides five tips to help Erie County residents to feel healthier and avoid one of the most common causes of […]
    • Approximately 3,000 Rochester NY, Monroe County area residents will have a stroke this year
      On World Stroke Day, October 29th, the American Stroke Association offers tips to improve wellness and prevent stroke ROCHESTER NY — October 29 is World Stroke Day and the American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association, which is the world’s leading voluntary health organization devoted to fighting cardiovascular disease and […]
    • Syracuse Go Red for Women Luncheon inspires women to fight heart disease
      Hundreds of people celebrated the strength of women in the fight against heart disease on Thursday. The Syracuse Go Red for Women Luncheon brought nearly 600 attendees to the Oncenter Convention Center to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. The Go Red for Women Luncheon is the culmination of the year-round Go Red movement. The […]
    • Empowering Entrepreneurs for healthier communities: EmPOWERED to Serve Business Accelerator Finale Event
      We are thrilled to introduce the 2019 EmPOWERED to Serve National Business Accelerator grant recipients!  The October 17th event was hosted in Washington, D.C. at the National Museum of African American History and Culture. The top nine candidates presented their innovative concepts and ideas in a shark-tank style program at the event for a chance to […]
    • Sharon DiCarlo headshotMoving More with BetterU in New York’s Hudson Valley
      It seems like just yesterday I met this amazing group of ladies to begin the BetterU challenge for 2019. I had not worked out in a gym for quite some time, other than the occasional walk on the treadmill or 30 minutes on an elliptical machine. Working with a personal trainer was really eye opening…I knew right away that in order to get strong, and get […]
    • Healthy breakfast of oatmealHudson Valley, NY BetterU participants improve health, one great choice at a time
      Small changes are adding up for our Hudson Valley, NY BetterU participants as they progress through the program. LuAnn Toth is eating better and moving more, “Started my day this morning doing 30 minutes on my spin cycle, and then had oatmeal with sliced almonds along with my protein of scrambled eggs with ground turkey!” Check out these […]
    • Women pose with a #HVBetterU signHudson Valley, NY BetterU means “I’m not alone”
      “I’m not alone.” That’s what Hudson Valley BetterU participant Ana Rodriguez (pictured far left in blue) shared following a seminar with her fellow BetterU women this morning, citing the positive emotional impact of participation as key. “It doesn’t matter what we look like, or where we’re from…we all […]
    • BetterU program helps North Country women on a journey to better health
      Eight local women are joining the American Heart Association for a life-changing journey. The Go Red for Women BetterU program is a heart healthy makeover from the inside out to help women protect their hearts. The 12-week program is designed to remind all women of the need to make healthy lifestyle choices. The North Country BetterU program is being […]
    • 2019 New York City Marathon: Introducing Team Heart & Stroke
      On the first Sunday of November, thousands of athletes from across the globe gather for the TCS New York City Marathon. This year, the world-renowned marathon takes place on Sunday, November 3rd and we are proud to announce that 40 runners from around the country, will be participating in the race on behalf of the American Heart Association. It is our […]
    • American Heart Association To Honor Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD at Long Island Heart and Stroke Ball
      The American Heart Association is pleased to announce that Dr. Valentin Fuster, Physician-in-Chief at Mount Sinai Medical Hospital as well as Director of Mount Sinai Heart Center will be the honored at the 57th Annual Long Island Heart & Stroke Ball.  Dr Fuster is also the General Director of the National Center for Cardiovascular investigation of […]
    • Investing in the Health of Brooklyn: American Heart Association and Liz Elting Unveil First Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Kiosk
      New York, NY — The American Heart Association and the Elizabeth Elting Foundation will unveil the first blood pressure self-monitoring kiosk at The Campaign Against Hunger’s (TCAH) resource center and food pantry in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn on October 2. The state-of-the-art BP kiosk will empower clients of TCAH to measure and track their blood pressure and […]
    • Supermodel Emme to support women’s heart health in CNY
      A world-renowned supermodel is coming to Syracuse! The American Heart Association is excited to announce supermodel Emme will be the Keynote Speaker at the upcoming Go Red for Women Luncheon. Emme is one of the world’s first plus-size supermodels and was named by Oprah Magazine as the Godmother of the full-figured industry. She was the first celebrity […]
    • AHA NYC Community Impact Grant Turns 10, Tops $1 Million
      The American Heart Association in New York City is proud to announce that The Campaign Against Hunger (TCAH) and The Institute for Family Health are the recipients of the 2019-2020 Community Impact Grants. This year, the Community Impact Grants will provide funding for programs with strong, outcomes-focused initiatives that expand the healthy food […]
    • New York’s Governor Cuomo’s executive action doesn’t go far enough
      NEW YORK – The American Heart Association is very disappointed with the limited scope of the emergency executive action Gov. Cuomo took today, Sept. 15,  which would ban the sale of certain flavored e-cigarettes, and hopes that there is an opportunity to include all flavored tobacco products, including menthol combustible cigarettes. “This […]
    • Young Professionals assemble to fight heart disease and stroke
      The American Heart Association in New York City is pleased to announce that the 2019 Young Professionals Red Ball will take place on Friday, November 15 at Stage 48 in Manhattan. Ticket to this vibrant and bold fundraiser are on sale now. The YP Red Ball is an annual event hosted by the Association’s Young Professionals group, which over the past 10 […]
    • Coney Island ‘Goes to the Dogs’ for Brooklyn Heart Walk
      The American Heart Association’s Brooklyn Heart Walk is pleased to announce that participants can now bring their friendly dogs to walk with them on Sunday, September 15 at MCU Park in Coney Island. This is the first time that a Brooklyn Heart Walk will welcome pets. The announcement comes after recent studies have shown that having a pet, especially a […]
    • That’s Sparkle, not Sweat!
      2019 Dutchess-Ulster BetterU participant Jennifer Gardiner has mastered meal prep and going to the gym as she gets started with the program!  That’s Sparkle ❇ Not Sweat 💦 I had a personal trainer appointment for the very first time ever! My trainer was DQ and he was great! Not only did he kick my butt and I was sore for a few days after (it was […]
    • Ready to Rock the 10th annivesary of BetterU!
      Lynne Versaci shared her thoughts as the first week of the BetterU came to a close. Way to go, Lynne! As this first week comes to a close, I can breathe a little easier and I’m not as anxious when it comes to me thinking about my weight. I’ve learned that with moving a little more, choosing healthy options and, oh yeah, getting by with a little help […]
    • As Central NY students head back-to-school, check out these healthy school lunch tips
      It’s time to head back to school! Packing the kids’ lunches for school means you have control over which foods they are eating. Parents can manage nutritious meals even when the kids are at school. According to the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, founded with the American Heart Association, American kids consume 35-50 percent of their daily […]
    • Ana Rodriguez’ first week of the BetterU!
      Ana Rodriguez, part of the 2019 Dutchess Ulster BetterU class, shared her enthusiasm of being in the BetterU! Here are her words – What an “AWESOME” 1st week I have had😁 From the kickoff on August 16, to my 2nd personal training session with Kristen at Gold’s Gym on Aug. 22 to a Zumba Class and a Body Pump Class with a few half-hour […]
    • Women’s Equality Day: American Heart Association Names Liz Elting to Board of Directors in NYC
      Liz Elting, the Founder and CEO of the Elizabeth Elting Foundation and one of the most successful women entrepreneurs in America as well as a noted advocate for women’s health and equality, has been named to the New York City Board of Directors of the American Heart Association. The appointment comes following a years-long relationship between Elting […]
    • American Heart Association’s 57th Annual Long Island Heart & Stroke Ball
      The American Heart Association’s Long Island Annual Heart & Stroke Ball will be celebrating its 57th year on Thursday, November 13, 2019 at the Garden City Hotel. The Long Island Heart & Stroke Ball is an annual social event held to celebrate outstanding accomplishments of individuals and companies in the area of cardiovascular science and […]
    • CycleNation pedals into the Mohawk Valley!
      Something new is coming! Ride the revolution with the American Heart Association at the first CycleNation™ event in the Mohawk Valley. The new CycleNation Utica will be held on November 7th at Thrive Athletic Center in New Hartford and is chaired by Albert Pylinski of NYCM Insurance. “When I learned that CycleNation was coming to the Mohawk Valley, I […]
    • Rising blood pressure puts women at greater stroke risk than men
        As the severity of high blood pressure rises, the risk of stroke rises almost twice as quickly in women compared with men, according to a new study. Published Tuesday in the journal Hypertension, the research raises the question of whether sex-specific guidelines may be needed for controlling high blood pressure. High blood pressure is the most […]
    • John Burke Named Chairman of 2019 American Heart Association Long Island Heart Walk
      John Burke, Managing Director, Citi Commercial Bank, Head of Metro NY Mid-Corporate Banking has been named Chairman of the American Heart Association’s 2019 Long Island Heart Walk. This year’s walk will be taking place on Sunday, September 15th at Jones Beach in Wantagh. John has been with Citibank for 29 years, first joining EAB/Citibank in June of […]
    • American Heart Association Announces 2020 Heart & Stroke Ball Leaders and Honoree
      Dr. Valentin Fuster to receive Heart of Gold Award New York, NY August 6, 2019 — The American Heart Association, the leading voluntary health organization devoted to a world of longer, healthier lives announced today that Chris Hariegel and Howard Weinstein of Compass One Healthcare will serve as Event Co-Chairs of the New York City Heart & Stroke […]
    • AHA Applauds Speaker Johnson’s Plan for Food Equity in NYC
      Access to affordable healthy food is good for our hearts and good for our city  For immediate release New York, NY August 1, 2019 — The American Heart Association supports New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson’s plan to combat food inequality. Affordable healthy food is a cornerstone to our mission, and we remain deeply committed to making sure […]
    • American Heart Association – Syracuse welcomes new advisory board members
      Three 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 the American Heart Association’s Syracuse advisory board at the beginning of the month.   Diane Benedetto, CPA – Diane Benedetto has more than 30 years of accounting and […]
    • Put Your Heart First – Join the American Heart Association’s Long Island Heart Walk to Save Lives
      Thousands of Long Islanders are expected to join the American Heart Association’s Long Island Heart Walk on Sunday, September 15th to raise funds to fight heart disease and stroke, America’s No. 1 and No. 5 causes of death. The annual event begins at 8:30 a.m. at Jones Beach, Field 5 in Wantagh, NY. The non-competitive, three-mile walk includes teams […]
    • Gov. Cuomo’s signature on Tobacco 21 creates a law that means better health for all New Yorkers, especially youth
      Governor Andrew Cuomo’s signature on the Tobacco 21 law today will help prevent a new generation from becoming hooked on tobacco products. The law makes 21 the legal sales age for all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes. “By making 21 the legal sales age to purchase tobacco products, it will drive down youth use rates by eliminating kids’ source […]
    • Governor’s signature on T21 means a healthier New York
      Governor Andrew Cuomo’s signature on the Tobacco 21 law today will help prevent a new generation from becoming hooked on tobacco products. The law makes 21 the legal sales age for all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes. “By making 21 the legal sales age to purchase tobacco products, it will drive down youth use rates by eliminating kids’ source […]
    • Community Impact Challenge helps local students Move More
      The American Heart Association is making it easier for kids to be Healthy for Good. During the last few weeks of the school year, the American Heart Association donated recess equipment to 29 schools across Central and Northern New York and the Southern Tier. Kits included items like basketballs, jump ropes, frisbees, and more. Kit donations were made […]
    • Excessive TV time linked to heart risk in African Americans
      Everybody knows being sedentary is bad for your heart. But a new study suggests watching lots of TV might be particularly bad for African Americans – and it was linked to more of a risk than having a job that requires sitting all day. The study published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Heart Association said African Americans who watched more […]
    • Anti-Vaping Contest Winners Announced
      Montefiore Hudson Valley Collaborative (MVHC) hosted a celebratory event culminating their Vaping Prevention Contest to help teens from the Bronx, Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester counties learn the truth about vaping and raise awareness among their peers, parents and policy makers through creative and compelling […]
    • Mohawk Valley fourth grader honored for fundraising efforts
      The American Heart Association honored the top student fundraiser in the Mohawk Valley on Tuesday. Jayden Zuccaro, a fourth grader at Glenfield Elementary School in Glenfield, raised $1,500 in the Kids Heart Challenge program. Since kindergarten, Jayden has raised more than $5,000 to help create a world of longer, healthier lives! Jayden was recognized […]
    • American Heart Association Announces 2019 Heart & Stroke Ball Co-Chairs and Honoree
      Dr. Mary Ann McLaughlin to receive Heart of Gold Award for her legacy of service New York, NY June 10, 2019 — The American Heart Association, the leading voluntary health organization devoted to a world of longer, healthier lives announced today that Paul Killion and Jerry Eisner of Compass One Healthcare will serve as Event Co-Chairs of the 2019 New […]
    • Orange County Sheriff Deputy Receives Hero Award for Saving Life with CPR
      National CPR & AED Awareness Week is June 1–7 The American Heart Association presented Orange County Sheriff Deputy Andrew Eberhardt with their HeartSaver Hero Award for using his CPR skills to help a man when he suddenly collapsed from cardiac arrest. The award was presented Thursday, June 6th at the Orange County Government Center. “We present […]
    • American Heart Association urges the public to learn CPR and act in cardiac emergencies to help save lives
      Do you know the two simple steps of Hands-Only CPR? Performing CPR can double or even triple a cardiac arrest victim’s chance of survival. Higher bystander CPR rates have been linked to greater survival rates after a cardiac arrest but currently, bystanders only perform CPR 37% of the time. National CPR and AED Awareness Week, June 1– 7, aims to raise […]
    • Women Encouraged to Apply for 10th Anniversary BetterU Challenge 
      The American Heart Association invites local women to apply for the 10th Anniversary BetterU Challenge, sponsored by Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation. The 12-week program, starting August 9th, is designed to improve cardiovascular health through simple lifestyle changes and prevent heart disease—women’s number one killer. The program is […]
    • 2-time Capital Region Cancer Survivor Runs First 5K with the America Heart Association
      On May 16, Kelley Pike ran 5 kilometers for the first time in her life. “I tried not to cry when I finished that,” Pike, who has participated in the Healthy For Good 5K Training that is part of the 2019 Capital Region Heart Walk and Run, said. When Pike started the training program in March, she was having trouble getting out of bed. Pike had faced a […]
    • Retired library director, chief of cardiology part of 5K training program
      Everyone in the Healthy For Good 5K Training Program had their own reason for wanting to run the 5K in the Sunday, June 2, Capital Region Heart Walk and Run. Spouses Gail and Dr. Joe Sacco shared their thoughts about being part of the group. “I’ve always been active, but never considered myself athletic,” Gail Sacco, 65, retired director of the […]
    • American Heart Association Applauds Passage of Three Bills in NYC
      Effective Physical Education and safer street guidelines will improve health equity For immediate release The American Heart Association applauds the New York City Council on passing important legislation to help ensure New York City children are receiving adequate Physical Education (Intro 1294 and Intro 1298) and (Int 322) to create a checklist of […]
    • American Stroke Association shares seven habits to prevent stroke
      During May, the American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association, is celebrating American Stroke Month. To mark the occasion, the association is sharing seven habits to help prevent stroke. Up to 80 percent of strokes can be prevented by not smoking, making healthy food choices, getting enough physical activity, maintaining a […]
    • Tickets Still Available for Westchester Go Red for Women Luncheon
      Tickets are still available for the May 31st Westchester Go Red for Women Luncheon at the Hilton Westchester. The event features morning education sessions, health and wellness expo, inspiring survivor stories, and keynote address by Suzanne R. Steinbaum, DO, FACC, FAHA. Steinbaum is a cardiologist and Director of Women’s Cardiovascular […]
    • Why I’m running for the American Heart Association: For My Mom
      By Matt Lindner The call that completely turned my world upside down came when I was at a bar in Chicago after a playoff hockey game. “Matt,” my sister said, “Mom had a stroke and we need to go out to the suburbs now.” We didn’t know it at the time, but my mom had fallen into a coma that she would never come out of. Five days later, just after Mother’s […]
    • The American Heart Association’s Annual Hamptons Heart Ball Returns for its 23nd Year
      Event to Take Place on Saturday, June 22, 2019 Summer is fast approaching, and the Hamptons are the place to be this event season. An event that will once again stand out this summer is the American Heart Association’s 23rd Annual Hamptons Heart Ball. This incredibly anticipated event will be taking place at the Southampton Arts Center in Southampton, […]
    • TriCounty Heart Walk Celebrates 25 Years of Survivors
      Despite the rainy weather, hundreds of local residents came out to participate in the TriCounty Heart Walk on Sunday, May 5th at Harriman State Park to support the programs and research of the American Heart Association. Donations are still being accepted at www.tricountyheartwalk.org. Several red-caped “SUPER-heroes” were presented with Heart Hero […]
    • May is American Stroke Month – 7 Habits to Prevent Stroke
      During May, American Stroke Month, the American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association, the world’s largest voluntary health organization fighting heart disease and stroke, shares seven habits to help prevent stroke. Up to 80 percent of strokes can be prevented by not smoking, making healthy food choices, getting enough […]
    • Meet Our Capital Region Stroke Ambassador
      On April 21st, 2017, the sun rose, the coffee was brewed, and the shower was finished. It was a day like any other. As I stepped out of the shower and wiped the steam from the bathroom mirror, I noticed my left thumb felt numb and I felt a bit woozy. So I went to lie down on the bed and realized something was really wrong. I stood up to get the phone […]
    • Wall Street Run & Heart Walk back to inspire New Yorkers to move more!
      Co-Chairs and Sponsors dedicate resources and expertise to fight heart disease New York, NY, April 23, 2019 — The American Heart Association invites New York City to run with us at the 2019 Wall Street Run & Heart Walk on Thursday, May 16 at Brookfield Place. Brendan Dunn and Greg Brunner from KPMG co-chair this year’s Heart Walk and will lead […]
    • AHA fills two key positions in the Mohawk Valley
      The American Heart Association (AHA) is pleased to announce two new members on its Mohawk Valley team. Christine Kisiel has been named Executive Director. Kisiel has more than 20 years of experience cultivating successful relationships and leading a team of professionals through a constantly changing environment. Kisiel comes to the AHA from Utica […]
    • AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION $50,000 COMMUNITY IMPACT GRANTS OPEN
      GRANTS INTENDED FOR ORGS IMPROVING ACCESS TO HEALTHY FOOD IN NYC New York, NY, April 22, 2019 — The American Heart Association is pleased to announce the opening of the 2019-2020 New York City Community Impact Grant application process.  This grant will provide funding for non-profit organizations with programs and projects that have a focus on […]
    • Orange, Rockland and Sullivan Residents Invited to Register for May 5th TriCounty Heart Walk
      There is still time to register for the TriCounty Heart Walk on Sunday, May 5th at Harriman State Park. Register online at www.tricountyheartwalk.org. You might see a few red-caped “SUPER-heroes” there, like kindergartner Sydney Lundgren, Heart Hero and Junior Honoree for the TriCounty Heart Walk. The enemy she’s battled since before her birth was a […]
    • Business Review, MicroKnowledge/ProKnowledge Leaders to Chair 2019 Capital Region Go Red for Women Luncheon
      Kathleen Pingelski, president of MicroKnowledge and ProKnowledge, is the same age her father was when he had his first heart attack. Cindy Applebaum, market president and publisher of The Albany Business Review, lost her best friend at the age of 39 to a heart attack. These are the two main reasons that both women are chairing the 2019 Go Red for Women […]
    • American Heart Association, Parents and National Leaders to Launch“Flavors Hook Kids NYC”
      Coalition Calls on City Leaders to Restrict the Sale of Flavored Tobacco Nearly 81 Percent of Young Smokers Start with a Flavored Product New York, NY April 17, 2019 — The American Heart Association today joins a diverse group of national and local organizations that have joined together to kick off the “Flavors Hook Kids NYC” campaign. The campaign […]
    • American Heart Association’s Long Island Cycle Nation Hamptons Heart Ride Announced
      Show the world what true commitment to a cause looks like. Each rider in the CycleNation Hamptons Heart Ride can choose from a 27-mile, 59-mile, or 100-mile bike ride through the heart of the Hamptons on Long Island, NY.   CycleNation is a community of cyclists and friends on a quest to put the brakes on stroke and heart disease. On May 19, 2019, […]
    • Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum to Keynote Westchester Go Red for Women Luncheon
      The American Heart Association announced Suzanne R. Steinbaum, DO, FACC, FAHA, cardiologist and Director of Women’s Cardiovascular Prevention, Health and Wellness at Mount Sinai Heart in New York City, as the keynote speaker for the Go Red for Women Luncheon in Westchester County on May 31st at the Hilton Westchester. Tickets are on sale now at […]
    • QUEENS TEACHER DYES HAIR BLUE FOR KIDS’ HEART CHALLENGE
      Second grader becomes heart hero and develops top fundraiser Danielle Hnath loves dreaming up creative ways to challenge her students. The physical education teacher at P.S. 193Q Alfred J. Kennedy School in Whitestone, she is dedicated to helping her more than 500 students adopt a healthy lifestyle that includes getting plenty of exercise, learning […]
    • More than 7,000 came out this morning for the 2019 Rochester Heart Walk & Run at Frontier Field
      Rochester, NY – – Over 7,000 individuals joined the American Heart Association April 6th to help fight heart disease and stroke at the Rochester Heart Walk & Run at Frontier Field. The event was a celebration of the American Heart Association’s year-round opportunities to create a healthier Rochester. Dan Burns, SVP and President of […]
    • Dutchess-Ulster Heart Walk THIS Saturday at Dutchess Community College
      There’s still time to register for the April 13th Dutchess Ulster Heart Walk at its new location, Dutchess Community College. The event tackles heart disease and stroke, the number one and five killers, in two ways—miles walked, and dollars raised. Walking gets hearts pumping to help prevent these leading killers, and the funds raised will support the […]
    • Local school awarded one of the first Kids Heart Challenge grants
      Sauquoit Valley Middle School is one of nine schools across the country receiving new grants from the American Heart Association. To help kick off the American Heart Association’s Move More Month, nine schools are receiving the first round of grants as part of the inaugural Kids Heart Challenge grant program. Recipients plan to use their share of […]
    • New York State Senate Passes Tobacco 21–Clears Way for Governor to Sign
      Great news from the NYS Capitol! Senate’s passage of Tobacco 21 means a better future for New York’s youth! The American Heart Association applauds the New York state Senate for its passage of Tobacco 21 (S2833/ A558-A) by a vote of 52 to 8 today. Tobacco 21 raises the legal sales age for tobacco products to 21. “Nearly 30 % of all New York high school […]
    • Barbara Scuccimarra to be Honored at Heart Walk for work on Tobacco 21 law
      Lifelong Putnam resident Barbara Scuccimarra will be recognized as the 2019 Putnam Heart Walk Community Honoree for her work on the Tobacco 21 Law which passed last fall in Putnam County. She will be recognized at the American Heart Association’s Putnam Heart Walk, on Sunday, April 28th at Brewster High School. Heart disease is the leading cause of […]
    • We Won! American Heart Association NYC Applauds Healthy Kids’ Meals Passage
      The American Heart Association applauds the New York City Council on passing Int. 1064, a bill that ensures that water, milk, 100 percent fruit juice and flavored water without added sweeteners are the preferred options for all restaurant kids’ meals offered in New York City. The American Heart Association supports this bill and applauds Speaker Corey […]
    • STEM GOES RED SEEKS TO CLOSE GENDER GAP IN STEM FIELDS
      Bipasha Ray is not your typical 10th-grader. She spends her summers in India and Nepal spreading awareness about heart health and helping diagnose rural children with rheumatic heart disease. She’s a trailblazer! Last November, she became one of the youngest presenters in the history of the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions. On April 5, […]
    • CYCLENATION RETURNS TO IGNITE A HEALTH REVOLUTION IN NYC
      The American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association, will host its second-annual CycleNation on Thursday, March 28, 2019 from the top of One World Trade Center. This year, David Langer, MD, Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery, Lenox Hill Hospital Northwell Health, will serve as Chair of this stroke-centric event. “My […]
    • 18th Annual Go Red For Women Luncheon Enormous Success
      A crowd of over 900 Long Islanders attended the 18th Annual Long Island Go Red For Women Luncheon on Wednesday, February 27, 2019.  The sea of red could be seen throughout all the rooms at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury.   This year’s Luncheon honored the employees of Voxx International Corporation, Asia Lee and Stephen T. Greenberg, […]
    • Be Your Best with Mindful Eating, by Cindy Chan Phillips, MS, MBA, RD
      March is National Nutrition Month®. Let’s take this beautiful occasion to talk about you, yes, YOU! Not superfoods, not calories, not carbs. I often begin my nutrition talks by asking the audience how many of them know about heart-healthy eating, as recommended by the American Heart Association. Almost half the room raise their hands. Then I ask how […]