Rochester, NY

    • 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. […]
    • 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 […]
    • 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 […]
    • 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 […]
    • 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 […]
    • American Heart Association Warns of Snow Shoveling Health Hazards
      For most people, shoveling snow may not lead to any health problems. However, the American Heart Association warns that the risk of a heart attack during snow shoveling may increase for some, stating that the combination of colder temperatures and physical exertion increases the workload on the heart. People who are outdoors in cold weather should […]
    • Two area executives will chair 2019 Heart Walk & Run
      M&T Bank’s Dan Burns and Mirror Show Management’s Donna Shultz hope to raise $800,000 at the American Heart Association’s April 2019 event Rochester, NY – The American Heart Association, the largest voluntary health organization fighting heart disease and other cardiovascular diseases, announces that Dan Burns, President of M&T Bank’s […]
    • 3 Tips to end the year strong and heart healthy!
      Why wait for the New Year? Finish this year strong! There are a few weeks left to go in the year. Did you know, Americans gain, on average, one to two pounds during the holiday season1, far less than the five-pound gain commonly asserted. That may not sound like much but it can add up over the long run. Here are 3 simple wellness tips to help you enjoy […]
    • Over 80 attendees & 50 companies helped kick-off the 2019 Rochester Heart Walk & Run
      Rochester, NY (November 19, 2018) – – The Rochester American Heart Association kicked off their 2019 Heart Walk & Run campaign with an Executive Breakfast at Oak Hill Country Club on Friday November 16th. Each year the breakfast is held to engage more interest in being part of a movement to help build a healthier Rochester community. […]
    • The 2018 Rochester Heart Ball raises $370,000
      ROCHESTER, NY (May 19, 2018)  On Saturday, May 19th, 2018, Phil Muscato, Senior Vice President of KeyBank and Chair of the 2018 Rochester Heart Ball along with over 400 guests celebrated the mission and work of the American Heart Association in our community raising $370,000. The 2018 Rochester Heart Ball was held at Oak Hill Country Club on Saturday, […]
    • 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 […]
    • 2018 Rochester Heart Walk & Run at Frontier Field raised $760,000 funding critical research, education and community programs in Rochester
            Rochester, NY – – Over 4,000 individuals braved the cold temperatures this morning to help fight heart disease and stroke at the Rochester Heart Walk & Run today, at Frontier Field. The event was a celebration of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s year-round opportunities to create a healthier […]
    • Don’t miss the 28th Rochester Heart Walk & Run Saturday, April 14th at Frontier Field
      28th ROCHESTER HEART WALK & RUN WHO:       8,000 walkers and runners; Marty Mucci, President and CEO of Paychex & 2018 Chair                               Heart Walk & Run; Drew Marshall, Lifestyle Change Award Winner WHAT:     2018 Rochester Heart Walk & Run WHERE:  Frontier Field, 333 Plymouth Avenue, Rochester WHEN:    Registration […]
    • Don’t miss the 2018 Rochester Heart Walk & Run tomorrow
      MEDIA ALERT! MEDIA ALERT! MEDIA ALERT! 2018 ROCHESTER HEART WALK & RUN WHO:                   8,000 walkers and runners; Marty Mucci, President and CEO of Paychex & 2018                                          Chair Heart Walk & Run; Lifestyle Change Award Winner Drew Marshall, Jr.; WHAT:                 2018 Rochester Heart Walk & Run […]
    • April is Move More month by Cindy Chan Phillips
        April is Move More Month. American Heart Association encourages all Americans to commit to being more active on a daily basis. A recent study from UK’s University of Birmingham found that a group of elderly cyclists have immune systems of much younger people. Staying active does keep the body young and healthy. Every Day Habits I was recently a […]
    • American Heart Association recognizes six local companies for workplace health achievement
      Scientific, evidenced-based instrument rates, recognizes workplace health programs and workforce heart health (ROCHESTER – September 19, 2017) – The 2017 results of the American Heart Association Workplace Health Achievement Index were announced and six local companies achieved Gold, Silver and Bronze level recognition for taking significant steps to […]
    • Over 7,000 attended 2017 Rochester Heart Walk & Run at Frontier Field raising $748,000 up from previous year
      Over 7,000 individuals participated in the Rochester Heart Walk & Run event Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Frontier Field to support heart disease and stroke research and programs of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA). The Rochester Heart Walk & Run is one celebratory day in the year-round opportunity to take […]
    • 2017 Rochester Heart Walk & Run April 22nd @ Frontier Field
      MEDIA ALERT! MEDIA ALERT! MEDIA ALERT! 2017 ROCHESTER HEART WALK & RUN WHO:                   Rochester American Heart Association WHAT:                 2017 Rochester Heart Walk & Run WHERE:              Frontier Field WHEN:                April 22, 2017. Registration opens at 7 a.m./Program begins at 8:30 a.m./Walk & Run start at 9 a.m. […]
    • Little Steps, Big Gains – Move More!
      Today, countless Monroe County residents and others across the country 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 lives and create lasting change. It focuses on the simple idea that […]
    • Put Your Best Fork Forward! By Cindy Chan Phillips, MS, MBA, RD
      Put Your Best Fork Forward! By Cindy Chan Phillips As we say good-bye to National Nutrition Month®, we move into the American Heart Association ‘Little Steps, Big Gains’ month long initiative to make little changes for big gains! As part of that theme, we introduce “Put Your Best Fork Forward”, which resonates with many of us any time of the […]
    • PLEASE TAKE ACTION TODAY, MARCH 30!
      The state Legislature is talking about cutting state funding for public health programs by 20% as part of a state budget deal. We can’t jeopardize important hypertension, obesity prevention and other chronic and infectious disease prevention efforts for underserved New Yorkers.   Please call the leaders of the Legislature today. Here are their numbers […]
    • Walking Paths from the Rochester American Heart Association help you get on the right path to a heart-healthy lifestyle!
      Did you know there are 30 American Heart Association walking paths at parks, towns, schools and workplaces throughout Monroe County and Rochester? The establishment of the walking paths is the American Heart Association’s national initiative that champions walking because it has the lowest dropout rate of any physical activity. Curious as to what one […]
    • Celebrate National Nutrition Month® – Savor the Flavor of Eating Right
      March is National Nutrition Month® You have to love this year’s theme: Savor the Flavor of Eating Right. Savoring the flavor brings to mind family food traditions, lingering over a simple dinner with friends. It is quite the opposite of fast foods and salty snacks. This weekend, I slow-cooked a lean chuck shoulder roast in the oven, the wonderful aroma […]
    • Penfield High alum, students compose, write lyrics and perform American Heart Association anthem
       “Life is Why” music video original score by Josh Kusmierz, Penfield High School class of 2015 and sung by Penfield High School Chorale Rochester, NY – – The American Heart Association rolled out a new messaging campaign called “Life is Why”. Inspired by the tagline, Jackie Mangione, Regional Communications Director for Rochester and […]
    • American Heart Association names Fit-Friendly Worksites in Rochester
      Rochester, NY — The American Heart Association is recognizing 4 local organizations as new Fit-Friendly Worksites. Fit-Friendly Worksites promote physical activity and health in the workplace. Through the Fit-Friendly Worksite designation, the American Heart Association works locally with area employers on their wellness and health programs.  More than […]
    • 5 ways the new 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines support Heart Health
      February is National Heart Health Month. What a perfect time to celebrate with the brand new 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA)! The federal government updates the DGA every 5 years to help us eat healthfully based on latest research. Here are 5 highlights on how the new DGA supports heart health. Focus on the big picture. The key theme […]
    • National health associations issue call to prioritize blood pressure control
      Evidence shows uncontrolled high blood pressure contributes to major health issues; latest research supports lower blood pressure targets to improve heart health Two of the country’s preeminent health organizations, the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Medical Association (AMA), today announced a new nationwide initiative aimed at […]
    • Rufus Judson, CEO of The Pike Companies Chairs the Rochester American Heart Association Go Red For Women Luncheon on World Stroke Day, October 29th and talks about “wearing” the “Red Ladies” campaign like a badge of honor
      I am proud to chair the 12th Annual Go Red For Woman Luncheon, which takes place October 29, 2015 on World Stroke Day. This event is the culmination of the year-long 2015-2016 American Heart Association Go Red For Women campaign. It is a great honor to be the first male chair of this campaign and event. I value not only the women who work for Pike, but […]
    • American Stroke Association of Rochester Celebrates Sharegivers Graduation
      American Stroke Association of Rochester Celebrates Sharegivers Graduation Tomorrow Proving life after stroke can be meaningful, productive, and independent   Wednesday, September 23, 2015 (Rochester, N.Y.) – – The American Heart Association, in partnership with Nazareth College and a collective group of hospitals in Rochester, will host […]
    • Small changes can mean big results in your health
      Written By:  Cindy Chan Phillips We often hear about the BHAG in the corporate world of setting business goals – Big Hairy Awesome Goals. When it comes to our health, however, small changes can mean big results for health. Let’s look at a few simple tips: Physical activities The American Heart Association and the Physical Activity Guidelines for […]
    • Stroke Drops to No. 5 Cause of Death in U.S.
      Stroke has dropped from the nation’s fourth-leading cause of death to No. 5, according to new federal statistics. It is the second time since 2011 that stroke has dropped a spot in the mortality rankings. According to the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report, stroke swapped positions with unintentional injuries, which killed 1,579 […]