hidden Virtual Hole In One event celebrates the American Heart Associations’ Golf Tournament

Virtual Hole In One event celebrates the American Heart Associations’ Golf Tournament

The Hole In One event on May 11 brought together the American Heart Association’s golfing supporters for a fun evening of golf tips and trivia, in a celebration of AHA’s work in the Greater Washington Region. The event was hosted by Rich Sawchak, Chief Financial Officer of Novetta Solutions and the Chair of the American

hidden F.A.S.T. Friday – Survivor Spotlight

F.A.S.T. Friday – Survivor Spotlight

I’m A Survivor It was April 11, 2009, a normal Saturday morning.  I lived alone and had just gotten up to let my two dogs out.  My brother worked close by on the weekends and he had just called me to ask a favor.  I told him I would go brush my teeth then do

hidden F.A.S.T. Friday – Survivor Spotlight

F.A.S.T. Friday – Survivor Spotlight

My name is Olivia Richardson and I am a two-time stroke survivor, former LVAD patient, and heart-transplant recipient. I was first diagnosed with cardiomyopathy and had my first stroke at the age of 25. This was a shock to me because I had always been an athlete and been healthy all my life. After my

hidden American Heart Association Announces 2020 Greater Washington Region Heart Walk Chair

American Heart Association Announces 2020 Greater Washington Region Heart Walk Chair

The American Heart Association is pleased to announce that Tim Gillis, managing partner of the Washington Metro Area offices of U.S. audit, tax, and advisory firm KPMG LLP, has been named Chair of the 2020 Greater Washington Region Heart Walk. The Greater Washington Region Heart Walk is a fun and meaningful way to celebrate heart and stroke

hidden How to Move More as Companies Adapt to Working Remote

How to Move More as Companies Adapt to Working Remote

By ADP, Guest Blogger. While working from home may be new to many, it can have added benefits, such as adding more time to our day that we would normally spend commuting to and from the office. Instead of using this extra time to watch TV or sleep in, take the time you would spend

hidden Local organizations step it up on National Walking Day for the Virtual Step Challenge!

Local organizations step it up on National Walking Day for the Virtual Step Challenge!

The American Heart Association continues to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives during these unprecedented times.  With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we have been promoting new ways to adopt healthy lifestyles and moving more whilst abiding by social distancing and stay at home orders.   To mark National Walking Day

hidden Maryland General Assembly Makes the Health of All Marylanders a Priority Raises Tobacco  Tax, Funds Tobacco Control

Maryland General Assembly Makes the Health of All Marylanders a Priority Raises Tobacco Tax, Funds Tobacco Control

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – March 18, 2020 – Today the Maryland General Assembly took an important stand to protect public health by increasing funding for tobacco control and cessation programs and raising the state tobacco tax. The American Heart Association applauds the General Assembly for making such a significant investment in tobacco programs to combat the

hidden Maximizing Savings: Prescription Assistance Savings Programs

Maximizing Savings: Prescription Assistance Savings Programs

On Wednesday, January 22, 2020, the Greater Baltimore and Greater Washington Regions hosted a webinar on prescription assistance programs. The webinar was facilitated by FamilyWize and Walgreens and provided valuable information for those in attendance, including front-line clinical staff. Dr. Athol Morgan, cardiologist in West Baltimore and long-time volunteer of the American Heart Association, opened

hidden New Jersey High School Dances Their Way to Being Heart Healthy Champions

New Jersey High School Dances Their Way to Being Heart Healthy Champions

The American Heart Challenge, Dance is an opportunity for students to show the world that they are the generation with heart. It is a nationwide movement of students raising vital funds and awareness for the American Heart Association through a fun dance party. The program is designed to challenge students with leadership roles that raises

hidden Santa Visits CPR Kiosk at BWI Airport to Teach LifeSaving Skill

Santa Visits CPR Kiosk at BWI Airport to Teach LifeSaving Skill

Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport is home to an American Heart Association Hands-Only CPR training kiosk, providing millions of passengers the opportunity to learn lifesaving Hands-Only CPR in about five minutes. The interactive kiosk, supported by the Amerigroup Foundation,  was visted by Santa and two of his helpers from the North Pole on Friday,