Community leaders join award winning CNY volunteer boards

As new members join, local volunteers in Utica and Syracuse are being honored by the American Heart Association for “transforming” the heart health of Central New York. Both boards were recently recognized in the “Gold Standard Board” recognition program for the 2017-2018 fiscal year. Syracuse earned a gold-level distinction and Utica earned bronze. Boards were recognized for helping the American [...]

By |September 10th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Healthy tips for back to school time

School girl holding food tray in school cafeteria It’s time to head back to school! Packing the kids’ lunches for school means you have control over which foods they are eating. Parents can manage nutritious meals even when the kids are at school. According to the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, founded with the American Heart Association, American [...]

By |September 5th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Heartsaver Heroes honored for saving a life with CPR, AED

Emilie Couse, Samantha Rousell, William Wood, Erin Herrick, and Brian Ellis Immediate CPR can mean the difference between life and death. It did for William Wood, whose life was saved by four Heartsaver Heroes. The American Heart Association honored the group during a special presentation on Monday.  William Wood, 57, collapsed in July while shopping at the Wegmans [...]

By |August 28th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

New chairperson named for Rome Run & Indoor Walk

Brenda McMonagle The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association is honored to announce the new chairperson for the Rome Run & Indoor Walk. After serving on the event’s volunteer committee for nine years, Brenda McMonagle is officially stepping into the role as chairperson. McMonagle has participated in Heart Run & Walk events in both Rome and Utica for more [...]

By |July 25th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|1 Comment

Southern Tier Heart Walk celebrates its best year ever!

Walkers at the 2018 Southern Tier Heart Walk Now that the books have officially closed on the Southern Tier Heart Walk, we have some exciting news to share. The 2018 Southern Tier Heart Walk was our best year ever! Because of you, we raised a record $288,174 at the Heart Walk, exceeding our goal of $280,000. That incredible [...]

By |July 24th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

With a heat wave looming, learn how to protect your heart in the heat.

With a heat wave expected this weekend, be sure to protect your heart in the heat. With temperatures forecasted in the 90s, and real feel temperatures even higher, it’s important to know that extreme heat can be hard on the heart. As the temperature rises, so can your risk for suffering health issues like heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Doctors [...]

By |June 28th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Children’s Health Challenge helps local students Move More

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association is making it easier for kids to be Healthy For Good. During the last few weeks of the school year, the American Heart Association donated recess equipment to more than twenty schools across the region. Kits included items like basketballs, jump ropes, frisbees, and more. Kit donations were made possible by local companies raising [...]

By |June 27th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Greater Utica division names new executive director

The Greater Utica division of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association is pleased to announce a new executive director. Tony Ceresoli will be returning home to the Mohawk Valley to serve as executive director next month. Ceresoli is a native of Rome, but has spent the past 28 years serving the YMCA in progressive roles that took him around the [...]

By |April 13th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|2 Comments

Southern Tier Heart Walk raises more than $265,000 to fight heart disease and stroke

Thousands of people from across the Southern Tier came together today at the 2018 Southern Tier Heart Walk to fight our nation’s No. 1 and No. 5 killers: heart disease and stroke. The event drew a crowd of more than 2,000 walkers that lined the campus at SUNY Broome.  Pre-event activities were held inside and around the Ice Center, including [...]

By |April 8th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Greene 5th grader honored as top fundraiser…again!

Savannah Nowalk The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association is proud to honor a Greene Intermediate School fifth-grader for her fundraising work with Jump Rope For Heart. Savannah Nowalk raised more than $1,500 this year, smashing her own record from previous years. This is Savannah’s third year being honored as the school’s top fundraiser. Over three years, Savannah raised [...]

By |April 6th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments