What the American Heart Association means to me
Karol Watson, M.D., Ph.D. ?Far too many of my family members have succumbed to heart disease or stroke. My grandmother died before I was born. My aunt died at 57. My father had a heart attack at 59. The work of the American Heart Association is vital to ensuring that we bring an end to this epidemic and these tragedies.? ?The American Heart Association means to me: The possibility that I will never again have to watch a loved one die needlessly from heart disease or stroke.?
- 22. Thank You For Signing Up The American Heart Association thanks you for signing up for our Heart-Health E-newsletters.
- 23. Youth advocate Gladdys Arboleda making an impact in Hawaii Hawaii high school senior Gladdys Arboleda is an energetic advocate for the American Heart Association (AHA). She joined our You?re The Cure network as part of her high school senior project which focuses on the role that sugar-sweetened beverages play in Hawaii?s obesity epidemic. Approximately one in three students entering kindergarten in Hawaii is already overweight or obese, and 56 percent of adults in the state are overweight or obese.
- 24. Walk the Walk for Heart Health One of the simplest types of physical activity ? walking ? is also one of the most beneficial. Just 30 minutes of brisk walking, at least five days a week, can lower your risks for heart disease, stroke and diabetes.
- 25. Heart Ball marks 54 years as premiere fundraiser in Phoenix Heart Ball Twenty Thirteen commemorated 54 years as the premier annual fundraiser and social event benefitting the American Heart Association (AHA) in Phoenix, AZ. Since 1959, the event has raised over $30 million to fund life-saving research and local educational programs.
- 26. American Heartsaver Recognition Program The American Heartsaver Recognition Program is an initiativeof the American Heart Association's efforts dedicated to strengthening the Chain of Survival in our communities. Sudden cardiac arrest claims nearly 250,000 lives each year.
- 27. Hoops For Heart making a difference in Oregon youth facilities The Oregon Youth Authority has joined the fight against heart disease and stroke through our Hoops For Heart program. The initial Youth Market event was held at Hillcrest Youth Correctional Facility in Salem with over 50 young men participating.
- 28. Ted Stream inspires Inland Empire Heart and Stroke Walk This has been a landmark year for the Inland Empire Heart & Stroke Walk in Ontario, CA. Chairman Ted Stream notes, ?In one day we were able to provide 5,000 people with free blood pressure screenings, echocardiograms, consultations with personal trainers and so much more. When you go to the Heart & Stroke Walk, you walk away with the tools and resources that you need to live a long, heart-healthy life ? and you have fun doing it.?
- 29. Lisa Satchfield inspires Start Training Inspiring other stroke survivors to never give up is why Lisa Satchfield sets the pace for our Start Training program in Orange County, CA. She survived a stroke nearly seven years ago and has participated in the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association?s marathon training program for five seasons.
- 30. Welcome Kathy Rogers The American Heart Association (AHA) has named Kathy Rogers, a longtime AHA executive, as the new Western States Affiliate Executive Vice President. She succeeds Roman Bowser, who retired after almost 39 years of service with the AHA.