Long Island, NY

    • 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. […]
    • 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 […]
    • 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 […]
    • 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 […]
    • 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 […]
    • 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 […]
    • 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 […]
    • 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 […]
    • 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 […]
    • 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 […]
    • 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 […]
    • 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, […]
    • 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, […]
    • 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, […]
    • Second Annual Hard Hats With Heart Event Announced
      The American Heart Association is excited to announce that they will once again host their Hard Hats With Heart event on Thursday, March 28, 2019. The Second Annual event will be held at Ferguson Showroom in Greenvale, NY from 6:00pm-9:00pm. According to the American Heart Association, adults in the construction industry have a higher prevalence of […]
    • Long Islanders Invited To Eighteenth Annual Long Island American Heart Association “Go Red For Women” Luncheon
      Let’s Unite! Men and women from across Long Island will be getting all their red outfits and accessories ready for the American Heart Association’s 18th Annual Long Island Go Red for Women Luncheon. Heart disease and stroke are the No. 1 and No. 5 causes of death of Long Island women. For more than a decade, women have been fighting heart disease […]
    • Asia Lee To Be Honored At 18th Annual Go Red For Women Luncheon
        The American Heart Association is proud to announce that Asia Lee Consultant, Altucell Biotech Therapeutic Company will be honored at the American Heart Association’s 18th Annual Long Island Go Red for Women Luncheon. This year’s event will take place on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury.   As […]
    • 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 […]
    • Long Islanders Invited To Eighteenth Annual Long Island American Heart Association “Go Red For Women” Luncheon
        Let’s Unite! Men and women from across Long Island will be getting all their red outfits and accessories ready for the American Heart Association’s 18th Annual Long Island Go Red for Women Luncheon. Heart disease and stroke are the No. 1 and No. 5 causes of death of Long Island women. For more than a decade, women have been fighting heart […]
    • THIS WEEK, Tobacco 21 was a priority for American Heart Association, American Lung Association and New York State Public Health advocates as they gathered at the Capitol
        THIS WEEK, Tobacco 21 was a priority for American Heart Association, American Lung Association and New York State Public Health advocates as they gathered at the Capitol Cardiologist, former smoker, teen among the 50 volunteers, who asked their legislators to protect the state’s youth by raising the minimum legal sales age for tobacco to […]
    • May is American Stroke Month
      American Heart Association/American Stroke Association invites Long Island to join Together to End Stroke®   During American Stroke Month, May, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association encourages Long Island residents to join together to end the leading cause of death in New York. Despite striking more than 7 million adults in […]
    • The American Heart Association’s Annual Hamptons Heart Ball Returns for its 22nd Year
      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 22nd Annual Hamptons Heart Ball. This incredibly anticipated event will be taking place at the Southampton Arts Center in Southampton, NY on Saturday, June 23, 2018. This year, the […]
    • Four tips to move more in April
      The American Heart Association’s Healthy For Good™ challenges all people to move more and live more Staying active is a no-brainer when it comes to improving how you look and feel, yet according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, only 56.1% percent of New York State adults are getting the recommended amount of aerobic physical activity. […]
    • National MOVE MORE Day Social Media
      Share as many of the following social media messages as you can to promote American Heart Association National MOVE MORE Month and National MOVE MORE Day on April 4. You can share posts from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association New York’s page at Facebook.com/AHANewYork or RT us on Twitter @HeartLongIsland.  Also, follow us on […]
    • Albany Update-The NYS Budget – The Good, The Bad and How You Can Help
      Caitlin O’Brien, the government relations director for New York, brings us an update on the New York state budget, and how it affects the policies and programs we need to help all New Yorkers fight heart disease and stroke. The Assembly and Senate have proposed their one-house budget bills which lay out the policies and legislation they hope to see […]
    • American Heart Association’s 55th Annual American Heart Association Long Island Heart & Stroke Ball
      Get Ready To Rock on Thursday, April 26th The American Heart Association’s Long Island Annual Heart & Stroke Ball will be celebrating its 55th year on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at the Garden City Hotel with a Rock n Roll theme. The Long Island Heart & Stroke Ball is an annual social event held to celebrate outstanding accomplishments of […]
    • MARCH into Nutrition Month
      Nutrition is a key, evidence-based part of our work at the American Heart Association to reduce the grip of cardiovascular disease on our nation, and is one of our Life’s Simple 7 (eat better). Healthy eating is one of the most important things you can do for your body. A healthy diet and lifestyle are your best weapons in the fight against heart […]
    • The Links Incorporated, Eastern Shore Chapter To Be Honored At 17th Annual Go Red For Women Luncheon
      Long Island, NY – The American Heart Association is proud to announce that The Eastern Shore (NY) Chapter of the Links, Incorporated will be honored at the American Heart Association’s 17th Annual Long Island Go Red For Women Luncheon. This year’s event will take place on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury. […]
    • Have a Heart-Healthy Football Party
      Can you keep it healthy at the tailgate party or football-watching bash? Yes! Football season’s grand finale is here! And America’s most popular sport means enjoying many beloved traditions – including lots of fried and fatty meats washed down with calorie-laden drinks. Great fun, but not great for your heart-health! Your Big Game Party doesn’t mean […]
    • American Heart Association and Macy’s Accepting Nominations for 2018 New York Lifestyle Change Award
      The American Heart Association and Macy’s are searching for an inspirational woman from the New York metropolitan area to honor with the 2018 New York Lifestyle Change Award. The Association, in collaboration with Macy’s, a national sponsor of the Go Red For Women movement, created the Lifestyle Change Award to celebrate the accomplishments of women […]
    • Long Islanders Invited To 17th Annual Long Island American Heart Association “Go Red For Women” Luncheon
      Men and women from across Long Island will be getting all of their red outfits and accessories ready for the American Heart Association’s 17th Annual Long Island Go Red For Women Luncheon. Heart disease and stroke are the No. 1 and No. 5 killers of Long Island women. For more than a decade, women have been fighting heart disease individually and […]
    • Register For Wear Red Day
      Support Go Red For Women by participating in National Wear Red Day! Why Go Red? Cardiovascular diseases in the U.S. kill approximately one woman every 80 seconds. The good news is that 80 percent of cardiac events may be prevented with education and lifestyle changes. Go Red For Women advocates for more research and swifter action for women’s heart […]
    • Give Yourself the Gift of Health by Managing High Blood Pressure
      Are you one of the 103 million Americans who have high blood pressure? Do you have a family history of it? Do you know your last blood pressure reading? Also known as the “silent killer” or hypertension, high blood pressure typically has no symptoms but can lead to deadly health consequences such as heart attack, stroke and kidney failure. The good […]
    • 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. A […]
    • Tips for a Healthier Holiday Season from American Heart Association
      As we prepare to gather with family and friends this holiday season, the American Heart Association (AHA) reminds us that we can make smart recipe substitutions to keep our holiday meals—and the people we love—healthier. Over-indulging in traditional holiday foods can add extra pounds to our waistlines, and increase our risk for obesity, diabetes, […]
    • Heart healthy Thanksgiving travel tips
      According to AAA, an estimated 43 million Americans will be traveling over 50 miles from home to arrive to their holiday destination this year. You can bet that the taste of hot turkey, mouth-watering mashed potatoes, and fresh pumpkin pie will be on their minds!  So how do you make the right choices while you hit the road this holiday season?  Start […]
    • 12 ways to celebrate Eat Smart Month with friends and family
      Tis the season for sweet treats and holiday meals. Even the most dedicated healthy eaters can lose focus on eating clean and healthy this time of year. Never fear! The American Heart Association is designating November as Eat Smart Month. We will give you the tools, resources, and ways to take action that will keep you on track and feeling great. […]
    • How to “Eat Smart” This November
      As we get closer to the Holiday season and colder weather approaches, it is easy to get “off track” with your eating and exercise routine. Who doesn’t want to reach for that bacon wrapped hot dog over the vegetable tray?  Living a healthy lifestyle is all about balance and with Eat Smart Day kicking off Eat Smart Month on November 1st, we’re here to […]
    • American Heart Association Honors Heart Savers
      Over the years the American Heart Association Long Island Board & Heart Saver Awards Dinner has grown into something that not only thanks people from our Long Island community but continues to inspire everyone involved to continue to do what we do each day. Thursday, October 5th, was no exception. “Our Long Island Board installation dinner features […]
    • Walkers Fight Long Island’s No. 1, No. 5 Killers – Heart Disease, Stroke at Long Island Heart Walk
      They walked for Long Island friends and neighbors, they walked for family members and loved ones, they walked in honor and in memory of the close to 9,600 people on Long Island that die each year from cardiovascular diseases and stroke – Long Island’s No. 1 and No. 5 causes of death. They walked to start a healthier journey and a healthier life. Led by […]
    • “Red Cape” Ambassador Prepares for Long Island Heart Walk
        The American Heart Association is proud to have Maddie Kellerman serving as the 2017 Long Island Heart Walk “Red Cape” Ambassador. This year’s Long Island Heart Walk will be taking place on Sunday, September 17th at Jones Beach. Seven-year-old Maddie was born with a congenital heart defect and has undergone several surgeries to fix her […]
    • Pack Healthy Back to School Lunches
        It’s almost time for 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 […]
    • Summer Tips for a Healthy Heart
      The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association provides 10 tips to keep your family happy and healthy this summer.   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 […]
    • HAMPTONS HEART BALL KICK OFF
      Even on a chilly Spring evening, the American Heart Association’s Hamptons Heart Ball summer event was all the buzz on May 22, 2017.  Over 100 guests attended a cocktail party hosted by Hamptons Heart Ball Open Your Heart Chair, Jean Shafiroff along with her husband Martin.   Jean thanked the American Heart Association for the good work they do to […]
    • American Heart Association’s 54th 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 in Garden City on Thursday, April 27th to attend the American Heart Association’s 54th Annual Long Island Heart & Stroke Ball. The Long Island Heart Ball is an annual social event held to recognize outstanding accomplishments of […]
    • May is American Stroke Month
       American Heart Association/American Stroke Association invites Long Island to join Together to End Stroke™   During American Stroke Month in May, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association encourages Long Islanders to join together to end the 5th leading cause of death in the country that claims 5% of Long Islanders each year. […]
    • Hamptons Heart Ball Dessert Challenge
        The American Heart Association is proud to announce that they will be hosting a Hamptons Heart Ball Dessert Challenge. The event will take place on Thursday, May 4, 2017 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at Centro Trattoria & Bar, 336 W. Montauk Highway, Hampton Bays, NY.   The public will be able to sample heart-friendly desserts created by […]
    • The American Heart Association’s Annual Hamptons Heart Ball Returns for its 21st Year
      Event to Take Place on Saturday, June 10, 2017 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 21st Annual Hamptons Heart Ball. In a NEW location this year, this incredibly anticipated event will be taking place at the Southampton […]
    • Little Steps, Big Gains
      The American Heart Association encourages people to move more and get Healthy For Good™ On April 5th, countless numbers of Long Islanders will take a step towards being Healthy For Good and walk to commemorate the American Heart Association’s National Walking Day. The Healthy For Good movement is designed to inspire all Americans to live healthier […]
    • American Heart Association’s 54th Annual American Heart Association Long Island Heart & Stroke Ball
        Heart Ball to take place Thursday, April 27th The American Heart Association’s Long Island Annual Heart & Stroke Ball will be celebrating its 54th year on Thursday, April 27, 2017 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 […]
    • 16th Annual Go Red For Women Luncheon Enormous Success
      A crowd of over 800 Long Islanders attended the 16th Annual Long Island Go Red For Women Luncheon on Wednesday, February 15, 2017.  The sea of red could be seen throughout all the rooms at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury.   This year’s honorees included Cary Carbonaro, Certified Financial Planner, Managing Director, United Capital, Joy […]
    • Support Women’s Heart Health on National Wear Red Day
      Long Islanders will wear red and glow red on Friday, Feb. 3 to spread the message that heart disease and stroke cause 1 in 3 deaths among women each year. The American Heart Association is uniting with companies, community organizations, families and friends to “Go Red” and “Glow Red” on Friday, February 3rd to spread the message that heart disease and […]
    • Long Islanders Invited To Sixteenth Annual Long Island American Heart Association “Go Red For Women” Luncheon
      It’s that time of year again. Men and women from across Long Island will be getting all of their red outfits and accessories ready for the American Heart Association’s 16th Annual Long Island Go Red For Women Luncheon.  Heart disease and stroke are the No. 1 and No. 5 killers of Long Island women. For more than a decade, women have been fighting heart […]
    • Go Red For Women Social Media Content
      GO RED FOR WOMEN SOCIAL MEDIA CONTENT ~ #GoRedLI You know heart disease is the No. 1 killer in women. You know it’s time to fight back. And now it’s time to share your knowledge with others. Together, we have the power to save lives.  Help us spread the word by sharing our suggested social media content and help educate the women in your life about the […]
    • Join Go Red For Women’s National Wear Red Day February 3rd!
      Go Red For Women’s National Wear Red Day® – FUNRaise to Fight Women’s #1 Killer–Heart Disease! National Wear Red Day® is Friday, February 3, 2017 Why Go Red? Heart disease and stroke cause 1 in 3 deaths among women each year, killing approximately one woman every 80 seconds. Fortunately, we have the power to change that because 80 percent of cardiac […]
    • Holiday Stress? Try Our Top 5 Tips for a Heart-Healthy Holiday Season
      Send the Grinch packing this holiday season!He’s a mean one, alright. If the Grinch has stolen your healthy holiday, check out these tips from Richard Stein, professor of medicine and cardiology at the New York University School of Medicine in New York City and a spokesman for the American Heart Association. Go in with a plan. For example, make a pact […]
    • Antonia M. Donohue To Chair The 16th Annual Go Red For Women Luncheon
        The American Heart Association is proud to announce that Antonia M. Donohue, Jaspan Schlesinger LLP, Chair of the Firm’s Banking and Financial Services Practice Group will Chair the American Heart Association’s 16th Annual Long Island Go Red For Women Luncheon. This year’s event will take place on Thursday, February 15, 2017 at the Crest […]
    • Tips for a Healthier Holiday Season from American Heart Association
      Free Healthy Holiday Eating Guide Available   As we prepare to gather with family and friends this holiday season, the American Heart Association (AHA) reminds us that we can make smart recipe substitutions to keep our holiday meals—and the people we love—healthier. Over-indulging in traditional holiday foods can add extra pounds to our waistlines, and […]
    • Are You Ready For Some Football?!
      The American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association offers healthy tailgating tips to score a touchdown at your next football party   Football season is back, and you know what that means! Time to grab your jersey and cheer your favorite team while grabbing some munchies during the game. The American Heart Association/American Stroke […]
    • “Red Cape” Ambassador Prepares for Long Island Heart Walk
      The American Heart Association is proud to have Thomas Wrightington serving as the 2016 Long Island Heart Walk “Red Cape” Ambassador. This year’s Long Island Heart Walk will be taking place on Sunday, September 18th at Jones Beach. Thomas was in the third grade when he found out he had a congenital heart defect, specifically an aortic valve […]
    • Study supports Heart Association call for New York Legislature to Increase Healthy Food Availability
      Those living 1 mile or less from a grocery store have slower rates of calcium growth in coronary arteries.   The New York state Legislature approved a $500,000 investment in the Healthy Food & Healthy Communities fund in 2016 – far less than the $15 million that the American Heart Association and other health groups sought as part of the Healthy […]
    • Put Your Heart First – Join the American Heart Association’s Long Island Heart Walk to Save Lives
      Heart Walk participants take healthy steps to stomp out heart disease and stroke   Thousands of Long Islanders are expected to join the American Heart Association’s Long Island Heart Walk on Sunday, September 18th 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 […]
    • MARC HAMROFF, ESQ. APPOINTED TO AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION REGIONAL AFFILIATE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
      The Founders Affiliate of the American Heart Association (AHA) recently appointed Marc Hamroff, Esq. to their eight-state Affiliate Board of Directors. Hamroff is Managing Partner, Moritt Hock & Hamroff LLP. He will serve a two-year board term. “We are pleased to welcome Marc Hamroff to the Founders Affiliate Board of Directors,” said […]
    • American Heart Association’s Golf & Tennis Classic A Sellout Success
      Monday, June 20, 2016 the American Heart Association hosted its 28th Annual Golf Classic-A Joel Hamroff Memorial Tribute at the Meadow Brook Club in Jericho. Event Co-Chairs Steven Yanofsky, Parts Authority, Inc. and Harry Armon, ARCAP Partners, LLC along with the corporate and community leadership of Long Island, participated to increase awareness of […]
    • American Heart Association Launches New Campaign to Increase Bystander CPR Among Latino Millennials
      National CPR & AED Awareness Week, June 1-7, aims to educate Americans about CPR and AED training in order to increase the chance of survival from cardiac arrest. Every year, more than 350,000 cardiac arrests occur outside the hospital; only 10 percent of people survive. CPR can double or even triple the chances of survival if provided immediately. […]
    • Five F.A.S.T. things you should know about stroke
        May is American Stroke Month You don’t need superpowers to be a hero when it comes to stroke, you just need to pay attention to the risk factors and know the warning signs.   “Stroke is largely preventable and treatable,” said Mary Ann Bauman, M.D., chair of the American Stroke Association Advisory Committee. “The best way to beat a stroke is to […]
    • American Heart Association’s Golf Classic In Its 28th Year
      Tennis Classic to return for 2nd year On Monday, June 20, 2016 the American Heart Association will be hosting its 28th Annual Golf Classic-A Joel Hamroff Memorial Tribute at the Meadow Brook Club in Jericho.  Event Co-Chairs Steven Yanofsky, Parts Authority, Inc. and Harry Armon, ARCAP Partners, LLC along with the corporate and community leadership of […]
    • Lace Up and Go
      The American Heart Association promotes walking as part of a month-long awareness campaign; asks America to “donate” minutes walked On Wednesday, April 6th, countless numbers of Long Islanders will lace up their sneakers and walk to commemorate the annual American Heart Association’s National Walking Day. The Long Island Health Collaborative will be […]
    • Health organizations and partners call for improved access to healthy food for kids and families
      Nearly 3 million New Yorkers live in lower-income communities with limited healthy food options The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, Food Industry Alliance, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, and the Alliance of New York State YMCAs joined forces to call for the final state budget to include funding to make it easier […]
    • Nutrition Tips For Healthier Families
      March is National Nutrition Month and the American Heart Association is working to help kids and families live heart-healthy lives by setting healthier diet goals. About one in three American kids and teens are overweight or obese, which can lead to a broad range of health problems. You can help your child develop healthy habits early in life that will […]
    • 15th Annual Go Red For Women Luncheon Enormous Success
      A crowd of over 800 Long Islanders attended the 15th Annual Long Island Go Red For Women Luncheon on Wednesday, February 11, 2016.  The sea of red could be seen throughout all the rooms at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury.   This year’s honorees included Linda Ressa, Sales Manager, New Construction Specialist, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage […]
    • Staying Active in Cold Weather
      The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association encourages you to be heart-healthy all winter long. When winter blows in, you can pull the blankets over your head and go back to sleep—or you can suit up and head out for an outdoor winter adventure! The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association recommends adults aim for […]
    • Go Red FOR FEBRUARY–HEART MONTH
      The American Heart Association (AHA) wants you to GO RED on Friday, February 5th for National Wear Red Day to help shine a light on the number one killer of men and women—heart disease. Companies, community organizations and residents are invited to get creative to make landmarks, main streets, buildings and homes “Go Red” to kick off February’s […]
    • Linda Ressa To Be Honored At 15th Annual Go Red For Women Luncheon
      The American Heart Association is proud to announce that Linda Ressa, Sales Manager, New Construction Specialist, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage will be honored at the American Heart Association’s 15th Annual Long Island Go Red For Women Luncheon. This year’s event will take place on Thursday, February 11, 2016 at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury. […]
    • Long Islanders Invited To Fifteenth Annual Long Island American Heart Association “Go Red For Women” Luncheon
      It’s that time of year again.  Men and women from across Long Island will be getting all of their red outfits and accessories ready for the American Heart Association’s 15th Annual Long Island Go Red For Women Luncheon.  Heart disease and stroke are the No. 1 and No. 5 killers of Long Island women. For more than a decade, women have been fighting heart […]
    • New statistics show one of every three U.S. deaths caused by cardiovascular disease
      One of every three deaths in the U.S. in 2013 were from heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases, while heart disease and stroke were the No. 1 and No. 2 killers worldwide, according to American Heart Association’s 2016 Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics Update.  Produced since 1958, the update is created from the most-recent data […]
    • Tobacco Companies Spend $20 to Market Products for Every $1 States Spend on Tobacco Prevention, New Report Finds
      States Fail to Adequately Fund Prevention Despite Their Billions in Tobacco Revenue   Tobacco companies spend $20 to market their deadly products for every $1 the states spend on programs to prevent kids from smoking and help smokers quit, according to a report released today by a coalition of public health organizations. This giant gap is […]
    • KEEPING THE FAMILY HEALTHY DURING THE HOLIDAYS
      Family holiday traditions include trimming trees, lighting candles, and making traditional foods and sweets we know and love. But it is also a time when adults and children can overindulge. And today, with about one in three American kids and teens overweight or obese, it is more important than ever to make smart, heart healthy choices for the entire […]
    • Support network helps people living with heart disease, stroke
      A life-changing medical diagnosis can be frightening. The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association now has resources to help in the emotional and physical recovery of heart disease and stroke survivors and those caring for them. The Support Network offers an online community, as well as materials for starting face-to-face community-based […]
    • American Heart Association Announces 2nd Battle of the Bands Event
        Long Island, NY – The American Heart Association is proud to announce that after the success of their first ever Battle of the Bands event in April, they will be holding another event this November. This year’s exciting event will be held at Mulcahy’s Concert Hall in Wantagh on Thursday, November 19th from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. This […]
    • Have a Heart-Healthy Halloween
      The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association offers tips to keep Halloween traditions heart healthy.  Your kids have the perfect costume picked out and are anxiously awaiting October 31st to show the neighborhood. But ghouls, goblins, witches and werewolves should be the least of your worries this Halloween. Candy, sugar-sweetened […]
    • American Heart Association Long Island Board & Heart Saver Dinner
      Over the years this American Heart Association Long Island Board & Heart Saver Awards Dinner has grown into something that not only thanks people from our Long Island community but continues to inspire everyone involved to continue to do what we do each day.  Our Long Island Board installation dinner features the induction of new Long Island Board […]
    • Walkers Fight Long Island’s No. 1, No. 5 Killers – Heart Disease, Stroke at Long Island Heart Walk
       They walked for Long Island friends and neighbors, they walked for family members and loved ones, they walked in honor and in memory of the close to 9,600 people on Long Island that die each year from cardiovascular diseases and stroke – Long Island’s No. 1 and No. 5 causes of death. They walked to start a healthier journey and a healthier life. […]
    • Put Your Heart First – Join the American Heart Association’s Long Island Heart Walk to Save Lives
      More than four thousand Long Islanders are expected to join the American Heart Association’s Long Island Heart Walk on Sunday, September 20th to raise funds to fight heart disease and stroke, America’s No. 1 and No. 5 killers,. The annual event begins at 8:30 a.m. at Jones Beach, Field 5 in Wantagh, NY. The non-competitive, three-mile walk includes […]
    • BACK TO SCHOOL NUTRITION TIPS FOR HEALTHIER FAMILIES
      It’s that time again. Time to think about reading, writing, and arithmetic. But are you thinking about school lunches? If not, you might want to give it some thought. Lunch represents one third of the food consumed by students each day.  And today, one in three children and adolescents, ages 2-19 are overweight or obese. Providing healthy options […]
    • Healthy Hearts Start at Home-American Heart Launches September Family Health Challenge
      It’s that time of the year when parents get ready for September, shop for back-to-school supplies, and consider how it’s possible that their children’s feet grew that much in just a year. All this careful planning and preparation helps to ensure a happy return to school. The American Heart Association (AHA) wants families to remember to also include […]
    • Stephen J. Sipola Named Chairman of 2015 Long Island Heart Walk
      Stephen Sipola, Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Business Banking Group of Astoria Bank has been named Chairman of the American Heart Association’s 2015 Long Island Heart Walk. This year’s walk will be taking place on Sunday, September 20th at Jones Beach in Wantagh. Prior to joining Astoria Bank in 2011, Mr. Sipola was employed as a […]
    • Summer is Why
      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 | American Stroke Association, heart […]
    • John Adams High School recognized by American Heart Association as Queens first CPR Smart School
      The American Heart Association joined with school officials to announce John Adams High School has been designated Queens first CPR Smart School. CPR Smart is an initiative by the American Heart Association to encourage high schools to require hands-only CPR training as part of either Health or Physical Education classes so that every student is […]
    • Faces of AFib Campaign Launches During American Stroke Month
      American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Volunteers Share Their Personal Stories During American Stroke Month in May, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association is launching a campaign to raise awareness about a type of irregular heartbeat known as atrial fibrillation (AFib).  More than 2.7 million Americans live with this […]
    • Lace Up and Move. It’s National Walking Day!
      The American Heart Association wants people to lace up and get moving in celebration of National Walking Day (April 1). These days, we’re spending more time at work and sitting in front of a screen than ever before. We’re becoming less active, which can increase our risk of heart disease, stroke and other diseases. Simply walking has many health […]
    • American Heart Association To Honor Scott L. Schubach, MD At Long Island Heart Ball
      The American Heart Association is pleased to announce that Scott L. Schubach, MD, is the Chairman of the Department of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery at Winthrop University hospital will be the honored at the 52nd Annual Long Island Heart Ball.  In his role as Honoree, he will assist in raising support and creating awareness about heart disease […]
    • Glitzy Hamptons Heart Ball Kickoff Readies Crowd For Summer
      Pictured: Debra Halbert, John Tortorella, Terry Thompson, Howard Bluver, Meredith Cohen, Elaine Hammond. The theme of this year’s American Heart Association’s 19th Annual Hamptons Heart Ball is “Glitz & Glamour” and that is exactly what stood out at the kickoff event.  Held at the Martha Washington Hotel on March 24th, more than 200 people gathered […]
    • Long Island Mother Marks 15th Anniversary of Her Son’s Death by Calling on Regents to Implement CPR in Schools
      Fifteen years ago today, 14-year-old Louis Acompora died of sudden cardiac arrest on a lacrosse field. Today, his mother sent a letter to every member of the New York state Board of Regents asking them to implement CPR in Schools. April 19 will mark 180 days since the CPR in Schools law went to the state Department of Education. By then, State Ed must […]
    • National Walking Day – April 1st
      Adults are spending more time at work than ever before and an unfortunate side effect is that as a nation we are becoming more inactive. Physical inactivity doubles the risk of heart disease. The good news is it is a problem you can fix by encouraging your community and company to take part in the American Heart Association’s National Walking Day […]
    • American Heart Association’s 52nd Annual American Heart Association Long Island Heart Ball May 8th
      The American Heart Association’s Long Island Annual Heart Ball will be celebrating its 52nd year on Friday, May 8, 2015 at a new venue: the Museum of American Armor – Old Bethpage Restoration Village. The Long Island Heart Ball is an annual social event held to celebrate outstanding accomplishments of individuals and companies in the area of […]
    • Public Health Groups Applaud Caucus for Recommending $15 Million Boost to Healthy Food & Healthy Communities Fund
      The fund is a good step toward ending food deserts – and creates jobs.  The American Heart Association, the Alliance of New York State YMCAs, the Food Industry Alliance, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, the American Diabetes Association and other supporters applaud the New York State Assembly’s Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic & […]
    • Women-Know Your History
      The American Heart Association | American Stroke Association encourage you to learn your family health history this March, during Women’s History Month. Women have played a vital role in our history.  They’ve lead nations, inspired art, invented modern technology and conquered obstacles once thought impossible. We each have a direct link to the women […]
    • American Heart Association Announces First Battle of the Bands Event
      Long Island, NY – The American Heart Association is proud to announce their first ever Battle of the Bands event. This year’s exciting event will be held at Mulcahy’s Concert Hall in Wantagh on Thursday, April 23rd from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. This exciting event will feature live music by some of Long Island’s top bands including “Six […]
    • 14th Annual Go Red For Women Luncheon Enormous Success
      A record breaking, crowd of over 1000 Long Islanders attended the 14th Annual Long Island Go Red For Women Luncheon on Wednesday, February 11, 2015. The sea of red could be seen throughout all the rooms at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury. This year’s honorees included Howard Stein, Senior Managing Partner of the Real Estate Practice Group, […]