Hard Hats with Heart pairs American Heart Association with construction industry leaders

The American Heart Association is working with the construction industry to help build a world of longer, healthier lives. The American Heart Association hosted the second annual Hard Hats with Heart event at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Syracuse Destiny USA on Wednesday night. The event brought construction industry leaders and workers together with American Heart Association staff and volunteers [...]

By |February 7th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Community Impact Grant recipients announced at America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk Kickoff

To celebrate the 45th America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk, the American Heart Association announced five local organizations receiving Community Impact Grants during the Heart Run & Walk Kickoff Tuesday night. The Community Impact Grant program allows the American Heart Association to help fund local groups that are working, or would like to work, on projects that can help improve [...]

By |January 16th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Nominate someone for the Lifestyle Change Award

As you work on your New Year’s resolution, do you know someone that has already made a big change? The American Heart Association is working to celebrate individuals who have made a positive impact on their health with the Lifestyle Change Award. The Lifestyle Change Award, sponsored by Olivari Olive Oil, honors someone who has made significant, positive changes in [...]

By |January 4th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|1 Comment

Don’t fall victim to “heart attack snow”

For most people, shoveling snow may not lead to any health problems. However, the American Heart Association warns that the risk of a heart attack during snow shoveling may increase for some, stating that the combination of colder temperatures and physical exertion increases the workload on the heart. People who are outdoors in cold weather should avoid sudden exertion, like [...]

By |November 16th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fun with fruits and vegetables for Eat Smart Day

Fruits and vegetables can be fun! To celebrate Eat Smart Day on November 7th, the American Heart Association worked with Broome-Tioga BOCES and Johnson City Elementary School to teach kids about healthy options. Kameron, a Cornell Dietetic Intern with Broome-Tioga BOCES designed a lesson for 5th grade students in Mr. Luce's class. She taught them about the importance of eating [...]

By |November 7th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Hundreds unite to fight heart disease and stroke in women at the Go Red for Women Luncheon

Nearly 650 people celebrated the fight against heart disease in women in a new way on Thursday. The Syracuse Go Red for Women Luncheon marked its 15th anniversary with a live talk show format that put attendees in the audience at “Go Red LIVE.” The Go Red for Women Luncheon, held at the Oncenter Convention Center, is the culmination of [...]

By |October 26th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|1 Comment

Growing Healthy Hearts program to help fight childhood obesity

Students from Seymour Dual Language Academy with representatives from the American Heart Association, St. Joseph’s Health, and Syracuse City School District The American Heart Association is taking the fight against childhood obesity to Syracuse schools. On Tuesday, the AHA announced a new program in five Syracuse City School District elementary schools called Growing Healthy Hearts. About 30% of [...]

By |October 23rd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

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