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SEFCU leader to chair CycleNation

Mark Duffy has been front and center at past CycleNation events, raising money to fight stroke and heart disease in the American Stroke Association’s signature event. This year, Duffy, Community Engagement Leader at SEFCU, is chairing CycleNation, which will be back in person on Thursday, Sept. 30, from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. at The Armory

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AHA welcomes new development director in central Massachusetts

Danielle Statires has joined the American Heart Association as a director of development for central Massachusetts. “Danielle was a standout through the interview process because of her background, skillsets and engaging personality and we are very fortunate to have her join us in this role,” said Brian Shankey, the American Heart Association’s executive director for Maine,

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Leo Miller – A Survivor’s Story

Leo’s mother, Valerie Miller, shares her son’s story with the Eastern States blog. Leo is the Honorary Chair of the 2021 Charleston Heart Walk. Leo was born in March of 2018 after a normal and healthy pregnancy with no inclination of anything being wrong. While waiting for discharge papers, the pediatrician came in and told

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New Jersey shares new education for severity assessment scale for severe LVO Stroke.

In an effort to advance care delivered to stroke patients and improve patient outcomes, New Jersey Medical and EMS leadership established the “RACE” (Rapid Arterial oCclusion Evaluation) scale as a recommended tool for EMS providers to use for stroke severity assessment, to identify patients who may be having a severe form of stroke and may

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Brookside Primary School Receives Grant for Bike Program

The American Heart Association’s school-based youth programs, Kids Heart Challenge™ and American Heart Challenge™, awarded $3,400 to Brookside Primary School in Waterbury, to purchase bikes to be used in the PE program. The annual grant program supports schools by funding resources to extend school wellness programs.   The American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit

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Ohio Valley Women of Impact: Jayla Robinson

As part of our 2021 Ohio Valley Women of Impact campaign, each participant is sharing their story as to why they are participating in the event. This entry is from Jayla Robinson. I am honored to be nominated as a Women of Impact for the 2021 year and raise needed funds for the American Heart

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American Heart Association Names Incoming Board President

Joonun (Chris) Choi, MD, Director of Non-Invasive Cardiology at Stamford Health, has been named incoming President of the Connecticut Board of Directors of the American Heart Association (AHA). Dr. Choi will serve a two-year term. Dr. Choi began his involvement with the American Heart Association serving on the AHA New York City Fellows Committee in