Pennsylvania

    • Beth Kravetz of UPMC Altoona named 2024 Blair Woman of Impact™ winner
      Beth Kravetz, director of perfusion services for Procirca at UPMC Altoona, has been named the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women 2024 Blair Woman of Impact Winner for her work to raise funds and spread awareness in the fight against heart disease and stroke in women and improve health and well-being in the local community. In the United […]
    • Heather Scott to chair the American Heart Association’s 2024 Blair Go Red for Women Event and Fashion Show
      Heather Scott, senior clinical manager of the cardiac catheterization and electrophysiology labs at UPMC Altoona, will serve as the chairwoman of the 2024 Blair Go Red for Women® Event and Fashion Show. In her role as clinical manager, Heather Scott improves the quality of care that is provided to UPMC Altoona cardiac patients, ensuring each patient […]
    • Blair Go Red for Women Event and Fashion Show coming to Altoona May 23
      Hundreds of people dressed in red will attend the annual Blair Go Red for Women Event and Fashion Show on May 23 starting at 6 p.m. at the Blair County Convention Center to honor survivors, celebrate advancements in heart health and raise funds toward a world free of cardiovascular disease, which claims the lives of 1 in 3 women. Maggie Smolka of WTAJ […]
    • Alicia Luciani of Capital Blue Cross named Capital Region Woman of Impact Winner
      Alicia Luciani, senior technical business analyst at Capital Blue Cross, has been named the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women 2024 Capital Region Woman of Impact Winner for her work to raise funds and spread awareness in the fight against heart disease and stroke in women and improve health and well-being in the local community. In the […]
    • American Heart Association and G.F. Bowman donate A Ball for All in Lebanon County
      More than 70 new soccer balls, footballs, basketballs and other playground balls were recently donated to youth organizations in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, thanks to the American Heart Association and G.F. Bowman. The Lebanon Revolution youth soccer program received a donation of 10 soccer balls and the South Sixth Street Playground in Lebanon […]
    • Check out books and blood pressure cuffs at Lititz Public Library
      It’s now as easy to check your blood pressure as it is to check out a book at the local library. The American Heart Association and WellSpan Health are introducing a blood pressure cuff loaner program at libraries across the region, the newest one at Lititz Public Library in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Blood pressure screenings will be provided by […]
    • Geisinger and Evangelical Community Hospital step up with the American Heart Association to save lives in the Susquehanna Valley
      Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, killing over 928,000 people each year. Geisinger and Evangelical Community Hospital are working hand-in-hand with the American Heart Association, a global force for healthier lives for all, to change that. Megan Brosious, chief administrative officer for Geisinger’s central […]
    • Chair named for American Heart Association’s 2024 Cambria Somerset Heart Ball
      As the American Heart Association kicks off its centennial year, Sean McCool of 1st Summit Bank has been named chair of the 2024 Cambria Somerset Heart Ball, set for Saturday, April 13 at The Willow in Johnstown. Sean McCool currently serves as assistant vice president and business relationship manager at 1st Summit Bank. Sean joined 1st Summit Bank in […]
    • HHWHStep Up to the Plate: Join the American Heart Association’s Hard Hats with Heart Homerun Derby at Citizens Bank Park
      American Heart Association (AHA) proudly announces the Hard Hats with Heart Homerun Derby, a thrilling event set to take place Monday April 29th and Tuesday April 30th at Citizens Bank Park, the iconic home of the Philadelphia Phillies. It’s not just about hitting a baseball – it’s about hitting heart disease out of the park. Each […]
    • “Healthy Women, Strong Hearts (Mujeres Saludables, Corazones Fuertes)” Event Raises Awareness About Women’s Heart Health in Philadelphia
      On March 20, 2024, Main Line Health and the American Heart Association joined forces to host the “Healthy Women, Strong Hearts (Mujeres Saludables, Corazones Fuertes)” event at ACLAMO Family Centers in the Norristown, PA. This collaborative initiative aimed to raise awareness about heart health among Hispanic women, addressing critical […]
    • American Heart Association and Martin Communications provide life-saving training tools to Cumberland County high school
      CPR, especially if performed immediately, could double or triple a cardiac arrest victim’s chance of survival[1]. However, 70% of respondents in a recent consumer survey said they were not confident they would respond with CPR in a cardiac emergency. That is why the American Heart Association, the worldwide leader in resuscitation science and […]
    • Co-chairs named for American Heart Association’s 2024 York Heart Ball
      As the American Heart Association kicks off its centennial year, Mary C. Heltzel of Stifel Investments and James Harvey, MD of WellSpan Health, have been named co-chairs of this year’s York Heart Ball. Heltzel, a financial advisor with more than 25 years of experience, serves as senior vice president of investments at Stifel. She focuses on retirement […]
    • Co-chairs named for American Heart Association’s 2024 Lancaster Heart Ball
      As the American Heart Association kicks off its centennial year, Lisa Lesko and Dr. Julian Esteban of WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital have been named co-chairs of this year’s Lancaster Heart Ball. Lisa Lesko is a registered nurse and currently the director of nursing operations for invasive and non-invasive cardiology, cardiac rehabilitation, […]
    • Five Blair County changemakers lead effort to fight No. 1 killer
      To kick off February as American Heart Month, five women from across Blair County, Pennsylvania, are joining the American Heart Association to fight their number one health threat, cardiovascular disease (CVD) through the Woman of Impact initiative. Woman of Impact is an extension of the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women® movement, a […]
    • Eight Harrisburg-area changemakers lead effort to fight No. 1 killer
      To kick off February as American Heart Month, eight women from across the Harrisburg area are joining the American Heart Association to fight their number one health threat, cardiovascular disease (CVD) through the Woman of Impact initiative. Woman of Impact is an extension of the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women® movement, a comprehensive […]
    • Brad and Andrea Bowman named co-chairs of American Heart Association’s 2024 Lebanon Heart Ball
      As the American Heart Association kicks off its centennial year, Brad Bowman, vice president of G.F. Bowman, and his wife, Andrea Bowman, have been named co-chairs of this year’s Lebanon Heart Ball. Brad Bowman is a Lebanon County native and has worked for G.F. Bowman, Inc. since he was 12. His duties have included everything from sweeping and cleaning […]
    • Wegmans and the American Heart Association teaming up to save lives in Lancaster through CPR
      With nearly 3 out of 4 cardiac arrests outside of the hospital occurring in homes, knowing how to perform CPR is critically important[1]. CPR, especially if performed immediately, could double or triple a cardiac arrest victim’s chance of survival[2]. That is why the American Heart Association, the worldwide leader in resuscitation science and […]
    • John Hickey named chair of American Heart Association’s 2024 Capital Region Heart Ball
      As the American Heart Association kicks off its centennial year, John Hickey, Senior Consultant for Market Development for UPMC Health Plan in the Central Region, has been named chair of this year’s Capital Region Heart Ball. “Events like the Heart Ball bring together people throughout our community who are passionate about supporting the American […]
    • Carlisle accountant drives equitable health as Capital Region Leaders of Impact winner
      William Oyster, certified public accountant at the Carlisle, Pa., office of Smith Elliott Kearns and Company LLC, has been named the American Heart Association Capital Region 2023 Leaders of Impact winner for their work in driving equitable health in the community. In the greater Harrisburg area, life expectancy varies by 22 years which can often be […]
    • Wegmans and the American Heart Association teaming up with Big33 to save lives through CPR
      With nearly 3 out of 4 cardiac arrests outside of the hospital occurring in homes, knowing how to perform CPR is critically important[1]. CPR, especially if performed immediately, could double or triple a cardiac arrest victim’s chance of survival[2]. That is why the American Heart Association, the worldwide leader in resuscitation science and […]
    • York Hospital surgical technologist drives equitable health as York Leaders of Impact winner
      Krista Null, a certified surgical technologist at WellSpan Health York Hospital, has been named the American Heart Association York 2023 Leaders of Impact winner for their work in driving equitable health in the community. In the south central Pennsylvania area, life expectancy varies by 22 years which can often be caused by the social determinants of […]
    • Essay contest wins 16 central Pennsylvania students a day of real STEM education
      An essay about making their school heart smart recently earned 16 central Pennsylvania students recognition from the American Heart Association and Penn State Health Children’s Hospital and an exclusive STEM education day. The essay contest winners gathered in September at the Children’s Hospital for a full day of hands-on learning experiences, […]
    • Leaders of Impact campaigns in full swing across Pennsylvania
      The Leaders of Impact initiative engages community leaders across 150 cities to take part in a seven-week challenge to improve health by raising awareness and funds to support the life-saving work of the American Heart Association. Across Pennsylvania, 21 nominees were selected to take part in Leaders of Impact because of their passion and drive to […]
    • 109 hospitals in Pennsylvania recognized for efforts to improve outcomes for Americans with heart disease and stroke
      More than 100 hospitals across Pennsylvania are among the 2,600 nationwide that participate in the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines® initiative to improve outcomes for Americans who experience heart disease or stroke. Heart disease and stroke are the No. 1 and No. 5 causes of death in the United States, respectively. These health […]
    • Pennsylvania Executive Steps into Chairperson Role for American Heart Association’s Eastern States Region Board of Directors
      Pittsburgh, PA –  Sandra (Sandy) Volpe has assumed a two-year term as chair of the board of directors for the Eastern States region of the American Heart Association, the world’s leading voluntary health organization dedicated to building longer, healthier lives free of cardiovascular diseases and strokes. Volpe served as chairperson-elect July […]
    • an at home blood pressure cuffAmerican Heart Association and Delaware Valley Community Health, Inc. Collaborate to Establish Blood Pressure Training Policy for Staff and Improve Blood Pressure Control
      High blood pressure or hypertension (HTN) is when your blood pressure (BP), the force of blood flowing through your blood vessels, is consistently too high. Nearly half of adults in the United States (47%, or 116 million) have hypertension, defined as a systolic blood pressure greater than 130 mmHg or diastolic blood pressure greater than 80mmg or are […]
    • Central Pennsylvania students invited to apply for STEM education experience
      Attention Central Pennsylvania students in 6th-11th grades! The American Heart Association and Penn State Health Children’s Hospital invite you to apply for a special STEM education opportunity. As a science-based organization that invests heavily in STEM research, the American Heart Association sees a great need to invest in kids that want to pursue […]
    • The American Heart Association proudly announces NFI Driving for Change award recipients
      These four employees committed to a lifestyle change utilizing the American Heart Association’s Life’s Essential 8 and were selected by a committee at the American Heart Association and NFI.  Life’s Essential 8 are the key measures for improving and maintaining cardiovascular health, as defined by the American Heart Association. Better cardiovascular […]
    • Greater Pittsburgh women band together to help eliminate heart disease and stroke
      PITTSBURGH, April 10 – There’s still time to make plans to attend the American Heart Association’s flagship women’s heart health event on May 11, 2023 at Acrisure Stadium, UPMC Club level.  The Greater Pittsburgh Go Red for Women Experience raises awareness and helps fund the fight against heart disease and stroke, which claim the lives of 1 in 3 […]
    • Elementary school teacher named 2023 Greater Pittsburgh Woman of Impact Award Winner
      PITTSBURGH – Nick Siliano was so inspired by his mom’s heart journey that last year, he dedicated his high school senior graduation project to learning more about the American Heart Association. Little did Nick’s mom, Tricia, know that her story would touch so many others and earn her an award from the Association, two years after having a Spontaneous […]
    • Wegmans and the American Heart Association teaming up to save lives through CPR
      With nearly 3 out of 4 cardiac arrests outside of the hospital occurring in homes, knowing how to perform CPR is critically important[1]. CPR, especially if performed immediately, could double or triple a cardiac arrest victim’s chance of survival[2]. That is why the American Heart Association, the worldwide leader in resuscitation science and […]
    • Natalie Rose Havens: “I’m Lucky To Be Here.”
      Natalie Rose was singing as a professional opera singer for seven years before her diagnosis. She was jet-setting around the world and felt perfectly fine until one day; she found out she wasn’t ok. Living in Philadelphia while in between tours. To pass the time, she decided to get a part-time job to make extra cash before returning to the tour. […]
    • Check Out New Ways to Manage Blood Pressure at the Local Library
      Nearly half of American adults have high blood pressure and many do not know they have it. Now, the American Heart Association, with the support of WellSpan Health, is making it easier for York, Lebanon and Lancaster county residents to get their blood pressure tested and get the tools they need to manage it. Beginning this February, select libraries […]
    • CPR training kit donated to Pennsylvania high school
      The American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, recently donated a CPR in Schools training kit to Carlisle High School. The donation was made possible with support from Rite Aid, as part of their sponsorship of the Capital Region Heart Ball. Developed by the American Heart […]
    • Capital Region Heart Ball raises $335,000 for American Heart Association
      The American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, welcomed close to 250 supporters back to the Capital Region Heart Ball on Saturday, Feb. 4 at the Hershey Lodge. The campaign, led by chair Jim Hoehn, regional president for PNC Bank in Central Pennsylvania, raised more than $335,000 […]
    • Women named to Lancaster/Lebanon 2023 Woman of Impact class
      Two prominent women from Central Pennsylvania will help advance heart health and raise lifesaving funds to fight their No. 1 health threat with the American Heart Association, devoted to a world of healthier lives for all, as members of its Lancaster/Lebanon 2023 Woman of Impact class. The Woman of Impact class members are nominated by their peers to […]
    • Six local women named to Blair County 2023 Woman of Impact class
      Six prominent women in Blair County, Pa., will help advance heart health and raise lifesaving funds to fight their No. 1 health threat with the American Heart Association, devoted to a world of healthier lives for all, as members of its Blair County 2023 Woman of Impact class. Each year a select group of individuals across Blair County are nominated by […]
    • Six local women named to South Central PA 2023 Woman of Impact class
      Six prominent Harrisburg-area women will help advance heart health and raise lifesaving funds to fight their No. 1 health threat with the American Heart Association, devoted to a world of healthier lives for all, as members of its South Central PA 2023 Woman of Impact class. Each year a select group of individuals across the greater Harrisburg region […]
    • Learn to spot a stroke F.A.S.T. this holiday season
      A stroke can happen to anyone at any time, including the cold holiday season. Use the letters in F.A.S.T. to spot a stroke. F – Face Drooping A – Arm Weakness S – Speech Difficulty T – Time to Call 911 Every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. has a stroke. The faster a stroke is treated, the more likely the patient is to recover. […]
    • Jim Hoehn of PNC Bank to chair 2023 Capital Region Heart Ball
      The American Heart Association has named PNC Bank’s Jim Hoehn as chair of the 2023 Capital Region Heart Ball. In this role, Hoehn is focusing on driving equitable health for every member of the community and raising critical funds to support the lifesaving work of the American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on […]
    • Pennsylvania school receives CPR training kit donation
      The American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, recently donated a CPR in Schools training kit to Monroe Elementary School in Boiling Springs, Pa., part of the Cumberland Valley School District. The donation was made possible with support from Sun Motor Cars in Mechanicsburg, Pa., as […]
    • Central PA Heart Walk exceeds goal, raises $90,000 for American Heart Association
      More than 300 people from across Centre County and beyond gathered on Saturday, Oct. 15 to get some healthy physical activity and support the mission of the American Heart Association. The Central PA Heart Walk at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park in State College, Pa. raised more than $90,500 for the American Heart Association, exceeding their goal of […]
    • Central Pennsylvania students get a STEM education sneak peek
      An essay about their health care hero recently earned 12 students from schools across Central Pennsylvania recognition from the American Heart Association and Penn State Health Children’s Hospital and the opportunity to learn what it takes to become a health care hero during an exclusive STEM education day. The essay contest winners recently gathered […]
    • York and Adams County Heart Walks exceed goal, raise $104,000 for American Heart Association
      Nearly 500 people across York and Adams counties in southcentral Pennsylvania gathered on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022 to get some healthy physical activity and support the mission of the American Heart Association. The York Heart Walk at Cousler Park in Manchester Township and the Adams County Heart Walk at United Hook and Ladder Company in New Oxford […]
    • American Heart Association offers grants to community organizations in Sunbury, Pennsylvania
      The American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, is inviting community organizations working to address health disparities in Sunbury, Pennsylvania to apply for a funding opportunity up to $2,500. The funding is being made available for innovative projects that address social […]
    • Woman’s triumph over COVID-19 complications and stroke inspires book helping others
      Kelly Pleacher always loved helping others. She was a teachers aid, Sunday school teacher and volunteer at charity golf outings. She was a vibrant member of her community in DuBois, Pennsylvania, where she lived with her husband, Tim. On October 3, 2021, at 59 years old, Kelly was rushed to the DuBois Hospital in acute respiratory distress. She had […]
    • Philadelphia American Heart Association and the Philadelphia Union Hosts the Return of CycleNation at Subaru Park
      The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) annual indoor cycling “CycleNation” event was held at Subaru Park in Chester, PA on Thursday, July 28th. The goal of the event was to encourage Philadelphia and surrounding counties residents to use cycling to improve heart and brain health, while raising funds to continue the […]
    • Central Pennsylvania executives named to leadership roles for Heart Walk
      The American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on ensuring longer, healthier lives for all, has named Amy Adams, chief executive officer at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Nittany Valley, as the 2022 Central PA Heart Walk chair. In this role Adams is charged with a $84,000 fundraising goal to support the […]
    • York and Adams County executives named to leadership roles for Heart Challenge
      The American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on ensuring longer, healthier lives for all, has named Michael Cogliano, WellSpan Health vice president and president of WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital, as the 2022 York and Adams County Heart Challenge chair. In this role Cogliano is charged with a $80,000 fundraising […]
    • Harrisburg area executives named to leadership roles for Capital Region Heart Challenge
      The American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on ensuring longer, healthier lives for all, has named Jodi Hoagland, vice president and assistant controller at TE Connectivity, as the 2022 Capital Region Heart Challenge chair In this role Hoagland is charged with a $575,000 fundraising goal to support the lifesaving […]
    • $20 million Awarded for Research to Improve Outcomes in Pregnancy, Infant CVD Health; Philadelphia Among Five US Regions to Recieve Grant
      The American Heart Association’s latest health equity research network will focus on identifying causes and finding solutions to improve outcomes among people who are more likely to experience pregnancy complications due to poor heart health  More than one in four pregnancy-related deaths (26.5%) in the U.S. are tied to poor heart health, especially […]
    • Pennsylvania Executive Named Chair-Elect of the American Heart Association’s Eastern States Region Board of Directors
        Sandra (Sandy) Volpe has assumed the role of chair-elect of the board of directors for the Eastern States region of the American Heart Association (AHA), the world’s leading voluntary health organization dedicated to building longer, healthier lives free of cardiovascular diseases and strokes. Volpe will serve as chair-elect through June 30, […]
    • York Go Red for Women Luncheon returns in person, encourages guests to “Reclaim Your Rhythm” for better heart health
      The American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, welcomed 120 supporters back to the York Go Red for Women Luncheon on Thursday, June 16 at the Out Door County Club in York. It was the first time the event was held in-person since February 2020. The campaign, led by chair Mary Winand, […]
    • Women reconnect for heart health at Lancaster Go Red for Women Luncheon
      The American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, welcomed nearly 100 supporters back to the Lancaster Go Red for Women Luncheon on Thursday, June 2 at the Lancaster Country Club. It was the first time the event was held in-person since May 2019. The campaign raised more than $40,000 […]
    • Women reconnect at Blair Go Red for Women event in Altoona to support women’s heart health
      The American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, welcomed over 240 supporters back to the Blair Go Red for Women event and fashion show on Thursday, May 26 at the Blair County Convention Center in Altoona. It was the first time the event was held in-person since May 2019. The […]
    • Media Advisory: American Heart Association, Sanctuary Farms, University of Pennsylvania and Project HOME Healthcare Services
      WHO:             American Heart Association, Sanctuary Farms, University of Pennsylvania and Project HOME Healthcare Services   WHAT:              North Philadelphia Blood Pressure Screening, Education and Referral Initiative Kick Off   Throughout the summer, residents of North Philadelphia are invited to participated in this free community […]
    • Four Pittsburgh companies make bold commitments to heart and brain health.
      PITTSBURGH, June 10, 2022 — On the ninety-eighth anniversary of the founding of the American Heart Association, Pittsburgh companies are making bold commitments to stand with the Association as it drives toward its 2024 Impact Goal which is focused on improving cardiovascular health for all while identifying and removing barriers to health care access […]
    • South Central PA executives and companies make bold commitments to heart and brain health
      On the ninety-eighth anniversary of the founding of the American Heart Association, leaders across South Central Pennsylvania are making bold commitments to stand with the Association as it drives toward its 2024 Impact Goal which is focused on improving cardiovascular health for all while identifying and removing barriers to health care access and […]
    • Lancaster and Lebanon county executives and companies make bold commitments to heart and brain health
      On the ninety-eighth anniversary of the founding of the American Heart Association, leaders across Central Pennsylvania are making bold commitments to stand with the Association as it drives toward its 2024 Impact Goal which is focused on improving cardiovascular health for all while identifying and removing barriers to health care access and quality. […]
    • Central PA executives and companies make bold commitments to heart and brain health
      On the ninety-eighth anniversary of the founding of the American Heart Association, leaders across Central Pennsylvania are making bold commitments to stand with the Association as it drives toward its 2024 Impact Goal which is focused on improving cardiovascular health for all while identifying and removing barriers to health care access and quality. […]
    • Lebanon Heart Ball returns to support American Heart Association
      The American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, welcomed more than 130 supporters back to the Lebanon Heart Ball on Saturday, May 21 at the Lebanon Country Club. It was the first time the event was held in-person since April 2019. “I’ve been a supporter of the American Heart […]
    • Clean Water Matters – Water Access in Philadelphia School District
      Many schools in Philadelphia are faced with lead contamination in their water lines. An environmental report has found that potentially exposing tens of thousands of students to toxins can cause learning and behavioral issues and health problems, including damage to internal organs.  The American Heart Association understands the School District of […]
    • Tune in to the Celebration! Virtual Volunteer Award Show hosted by American Heart Association on June 28
      Media Advisory  For Immediate Release  6/4/22                                                                                   Virtual Award Show for American Heart Association   What:  The American Heart Association will recognize some of its brightest stars and those who have made an impact for the AHA community during the annual National […]
    • Hearts Unbound: The American Heart Association Hosts Virtual Award Show to Celebrate Andrea and Ken Frazier’s Generous $1 Million Dollar Donation.
      Philadelphia, PA – June 4, 2022 – The American Heart Association believes, structural racism and economic status are a key cause of poor health which can lead to premature death from heart disease and stroke. The association seeks to put an end to this by funding various initiatives that provide assistance to communities that are greatly affected. They […]
    • Springfield Township Middle School students raise $4K, to fight cardiovascular disease on behalf of the American Heart Association
      Springfield Township Middle School students waited nearly three years to bring back its annual dodgeball tournament. Greg Cannon and students held a presentation ceremony to present close to $4,000 to the American Heart Association after holding a dodgeball tournament fundraiser held on April 29th. The event was coordinated by teacher, Greg Cannon and […]
    • Walgreens supports heart and brain health through the American Heart Association’s Life Is Why campaign
      Shoppers can support the life-saving work of the American Heart Association Walgreens is proud to support the American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, through Life Is Why™, a cause marketing campaign benefitting the American Heart Association. Life Is Why inspires consumers to […]
    • Why Everyone Should Know CPR: You Never Know When You Will Need It
      “Be prepared, not scared” is an excellent motto to say throughout your day-to-day life. It is especially true when it comes to knowing how to perform CPR. In the US alone, almost 500,000 people die of cardiac arrest. Sadly, studies also suggest that only less than half of those who suffer receive CPR assistance from a bystander. CPR or Cardiopulmonary […]
    • Women reconnect at Capital Region Go Red for Women event to support women’s heart health
      The American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, welcomed 125 supporters back to the Capital Region Go Red for Women event on Thursday, May 12 at the West Shore Country Club in Camp Hill. It was the first time the event was held in-person since May 2019. The campaign, led by co-chairs […]
    • Blair County women set to reconnect in person at Go Red for Women event May 26
      After nearly two years away from in person events, the American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, is inviting Blair County women to reunite and “Reclaim Your Rhythm” at the annual Blair Go Red for Women event and fashion show. The event will take place on Thursday, May 26 from 6-9 […]
    • Rachel Kohr of WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital to chair Lebanon Heart Ball
      Lebanon Heart Ball to return in-person May 21 The American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, will be welcoming its supporters back in-person to the Lebanon Heart Ball on Saturday, May 21 at 5 p.m. at the Lebanon Country Club. It is the first time the event has been held in person […]
    • York entrepreneur receives South Central PA Go Red for Women ‘Woman of Impact’ Award
      Local women raise nearly $40,000 to advance heart health awareness and scientific research support through the American Heart Association’s® annual award program A local entrepreneur has earned recognition by the American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization devoted to a world of healthier lives for all, for her […]
    • American Heart Association, Weis Markets expanding access to clean drinking water in Harrisburg schools
      The American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, is helping local students stay hydrated the healthy way with filtered water bottle filling stations. Ten new water stations were recently installed in schools across the Harrisburg School District. The installations were part of the […]
    • Moving More in the Capital Region
      What’s good for your mind and body is good for your heart. That’s why the American Heart Association and Capital Region Heart Walk sponsor Rite Aid Foundation are sharing simple resources to help nourish your mind, heart and body with science you can trust and tools you can use. Let’s create healthy habits that stick! Join us today — and […]
    • Capital Region Heart Ball returns, raises $260,000 for American Heart Association
      The American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, welcomed close to 200 supporters back to the Capital Region Heart Ball on Saturday, April 2 at the Hershey Lodge. It was the first time the event was held in-person since February 2020. The campaign, led by chair Susan Hubley, vice […]
    • Einstein Healthcare Network Adopts Blood Pressure Measurement Protocol
      High blood pressure (also referred to as HBP, or hypertension) is when your blood pressure (BP), the force of blood flowing through your blood vessels, is consistently too high. Nearly half of adults in the United States (47%, or 116 million) have hypertension, defined as a systolic blood pressure greater than 130 mmHg or diastolic blood pressure […]
    • American Heart Association, Barley Snyder donate CPR training kit to Lancaster County school
      The American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, recently donated a CPR in Schools training kit to Conestoga Valley High School. The donation was made possible with support from Barley Snyder, as part of the law firm’s sponsorship of the Lancaster Heart Ball. “Being able to donate […]
    • Susan Hubley of Capital Blue Cross to chair Capital Region Heart Ball
      The American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, has named Susan Hubley, vice president of corporate social responsibility at Capital Blue Cross, as chair of the 2022 Capital Region Heart Ball, set for Saturday, April 2 at the Hershey Lodge. In this role, Hubley is focused on driving […]
    • American Heart Association, Orthopedic Associates of Lancaster donate CPR training kits in Lebanon County
      The American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, recently donated 20 CPR Anytime training kits to First Aid and Safety Patrol. The donation was made possible with support from Orthopedic Associates of Lancaster, as part of their sponsorship of the Lebanon Heart Ball. “OAL has a […]
    • Weis Markets supports heart and brain health through American Heart Association’s Life Is Why campaign
      Weis Markets is proud to support the American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, through Life Is Why™, a cause marketing campaign benefitting the American Heart Association. Life Is Why inspires consumers to celebrate their reasons to live healthier, longer lives – by giving. From […]
    • Six more weeks of winter? Use these tips for staying healthy when it’s cold outside
      Punxsutawney Phil is predicting six more weeks of winter, but don’t let a rodent’s weather prediction wreck your heart health. The American Heart Association has some important tips for getting healthy and staying active during the cold weeks ahead. Stay active safely: Make sure you wear layers to keep warm while exercising outdoors to avoid cold […]
    • Media Advisory: The American Heart Association & Independence Visitor Center Kick Off Heart Month with a very special National Red Day & CPR Training Friday 2/4/2022
      For Media Inquiries: Theresa Spencer: 267-997-3354; [email protected] For Public Inquiries: 1-800-AHA-USA1 (242-8721) heart.org and stroke.org   WHO: The American Heart Association Philadelphia team and Independence Visitor Center. WHAT: Signature red dress sculpture photo opp and Hands- Only CPR demonstration. In honor of National Wear […]
    • The American Heart Association in Philadelphia Goes Red for Heart Month Wear Red and Join the Fight Against Heart Disease & Stroke on February 4, 2022
      The American Heart Association in Philadelphia Goes Red for Heart Month  Wear Red and Join the Fight Against Heart Disease & Stroke on February 4, 2022.    Philadelphia, PA, February 2022 – The American Heart Association is asking for the public’s support this February by going red and giving back to participate in American Heart Month, which […]
    • Brown’s Super Stores, Oak Street Health, and AHA Collaborate to Establish a Community-based Blood Pressure Screening, Education, and Referral Initiative
      Brown’s Super Stores, Oak Street Health, and AHA Collaborate to establish a Community-based Blood Pressure Screening, Education, and Referral Initiative. Hypertension is the leading cause of heart disease and stroke, which kill more Philadelphians than any other disease, accounting for 3,417 deaths in 2019. Philadelphia’s health […]
    • American Heart Association, Orthopedic Associates of Lancaster make lifesaving donation
      The American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, recently donated 60 Infant CPR Anytime training kits to Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health Women and Babies Hospital. The donation was made possible with support from Orthopedic Associates of Lancaster, as part of their sponsorship […]
    • HEART MONTH AND NATIONAL WEAR RED DAY TOOLKIT
       Click here –  Heart Month 2022 Reclaim your Rhythm – Final February marks the start of Heart Month and Friday; February 4th is National Wear Red Day. Wearing RED is not just for people, it’s for offices, homes, buildings, bridges, parks, and landmarks too! This year you can help us in the fight against heart disease in women and men by […]
    • Altoona volunteer Pat Savage receives award from American Heart Association
      The American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, recently recognized Patricia Savage, PhD, CEO of Allegheny Lutheran Social Ministries, with a Leadership Legacy Award for her exceptional service and contributions to the success of its Eastern States region over a significant period of […]
    • Local Doctor Shares Tips to Prevent Heart Attack During Winter Holiday Season
      The American Heart Association suggests ways to prepare for heart healthy holidays to avoid heart attacks Philadelphia, December 8, 2021 — Scientific research over time has shown an uptick in cardiac events during the winter holiday season, and more people die from heart attacks between December 25th and January 1st  than at any other time of the year. […]
    • High school football fans take time out to learn Hands-Only CPR
      More than 100 attendees of Friday night high school football games across the Susquehanna Valley in Central Pennsylvania learned how to save a life using Hands-Only CPR last month, thanks to the help of Penn State Health Children’s Hospital and the American Heart Association, the leading voluntary health organization focused on heart and brain health […]
    • Weis Markets recognized by American Heart Association
      The American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, recently recognized Weis Markets with a Distinguished Achievement Award for their significant contributions to the success of its Eastern States region. “The support of ​Weis Markets, and key leaders from Weis Markets, has been […]
    • American Heart Association names new Lancaster/Lebanon division team
      The American Heart Association, the world’s leading voluntary organization focused on heart and brain health for all, recently announced their new Lancaster/Lebanon division staff team. The team will be led by Kristen Masengarb, Executive Director of the Lancaster/Lebanon division. Kristen joins us from the Development and Alumni Relations team at Penn […]
    • It Runs in the Family – One Man’s Fight to Stay Alive
      Scott Allen knows his family health history, and it is his life’s guiding principal! As a young child, Scott grew up in a house where eating a low cholesterol diet was a priority. His father had a history of heart disease, and his mother did everything she could to keep him and her children well. Scott never ate a candy bar and didn’t even realize that […]
    • Media Advisory: American Heart Association Philadelphia Heart Walk 2021 set for November 6 at Citizens Bank Park
      For Media Inquiries: Theresa Spencer: 267-997-3354; [email protected] For Public Inquiries: 1-800-AHA-USA1 (242-8721) heart.org and stroke.org   This year’s American Heart Association Heart Walk will take place on Saturday, Nov. 6, at Citizens Bank Park. Please follow our Philadelphia Heart Walk Facebook page to stay up to date on […]
    • 2021 Southern New Jersey Heart – First In- Person Event Since the Pandemic
        On October 23, 2021, the Fall Southern New Jersey Heart Walk took place at the Riverwinds Community Center in West Deptford, NJ. This was the first outdoor and in-person event since the beginning of the pandemic. Over 600 people and even a few pets attended the Heart Walk and raised over $100,000. Nicholas Scardino, VP of Truist Bank served as the […]
    • Central PA Heart Walk raises $84,000 for American Heart Association
      Nearly 150 participants gathered at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park on a rainy morning on Saturday, Oct. 6 for the annual Central PA Heart Walk. The event reached its $84,000 fundraising goal for the American Heart Association, the leading voluntary health organization focused on heart and brain health for all, while promoting physical and mental health […]
    • Live Fierce and Be Well with our 21 Days of Gratitude Challenge
      Looking for a way to jump-start some healthy habits? Build up your baseline of positivity with our 21 Days of Gratitude Challenge, presented by Capital Region Heart Walk Live Fierce Be Well sponsor TE Connectivity. Follow these suggestions for 21 days of challenges to help you focus on GRATITUDE. You can also share your gratitude by downloading […]
    • Philadelphia’s American Heart Association Host’s Hard Hats with Hearts – First In-Person Event Since the Start of the Pandemic
      Philadelphia, PA. September 30, 2021 – The American Heart Association of Philadelphia hosted Hard Hats with Hearts, the organization’s first in-person event since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic.  The event was held at Xfinity Live! in South Philadelphia, to raise awareness about heart disease and stroke, the number 1 and number 5 killers […]
    • Capital Region Heart Walk raises $326,000 for American Heart Association
      More than 400 participants gathered at Harrisburg City Island on the afternoon of Sunday, Sept. 19 for the annual Capital Region Heart Walk. The event raised over $326,000 for the American Heart Association, the leading voluntary health organization focused on heart and brain health for all, while promoting physical and mental health through healthy […]
    • York Heart Walk raises $33,000 for American Heart Association
      More than 150 participants gathered at John Rudy County Park in York on the morning of Saturday, Sept. 18 for the annual York Heart Walk. The event raised over $33,000 for the American Heart Association, the leading voluntary health organization focused on heart and brain health for all, while promoting physical and mental health through healthy […]
    • Adams/Mason Dixon Heart Walk raises $30,000
      The sun shined and American flags waved as more than 150 participants gathered at United Hook & Ladder Fire Company #33 in New Oxford on the morning of Saturday, Sept. 11 for the annual Adams/Mason Dixon Heart Walk. The event raised over $30,000 for the American Heart Association, the leading voluntary health organization focused on heart and brain […]
    • Pittsburgh Pastor Receives Top Grant at the First EmPOWERED to Serve Business Accelerator™ Faith-Based
      The American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, announced the top awardees of its first-ever EmPOWERED to Serve Business Accelerator™ Faith-Based hosted by the Eastern States region. The first-place grant of $50,000 was awarded to Pastor Cynthia Wallace of Bible Center Church in the […]