A survivor’s story: journey to diagnosis

Royce Robertson and his family Royce Robertson is a heart disease survivor. His guest blog will share his story and advice for others in four installments. The beginning of my journey is one of relative insignificance. Truth be told: I'm a creature of habit. Until my diagnosis, my ritual nightcap was decompressing on the couch with an IPA [...]

By |October 16th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Survivor Class members revealed at Utica Go Red For Women Kick-Off

2018 Go Red Survivor Class L to R: Donna Myers, Colleen Marble, Robin Shafer, and Liz Reardon Volunteers, survivors and community leaders gathered Tuesday night at Sadaquada Golf Club to kick off the 2018 Go Red For Women movement and meet the third annual Go Red Survivor Class spokeswomen. The American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement [...]

By |September 21st, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

America’s Greatest Heart Run and Walk sets new dates

Utica, NY, June 20, 2017  – In 2018, America’s Greatest Heart Run and Walk will take place on Friday and Saturday, March 2 and 3. As in past years, Friday, March 2, will be a day for community members to register for the Heart Run and Walk, and enjoy the Healthy for Good Expo that will provide health screenings as [...]

By |June 20th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Heart Run and Walk Chair Says Thank You

Sarah Stevens, left, Senior Development Director, American Heart Association, and Daniel Jones, Managing Director, Northwestern Mutual and Chairman of the 2017 America's Greatest Heart Run and Walk. Utica, June 19, 2017 - As we finished out another season of America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk with our Volunteer Awards Breakfast early this month,  I wanted to look back [...]

By |June 19th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

 State Assembly Health Committee’s Passage of Tobacco 21 Could Save Lives, Money

      Public health groups call on full Assembly and Senate to pass ‘T21’ before the session ends Today’s passage of Tobacco 21 (A273) in the state Assembly’s Health Committee was a positive step forward in preventing New York’s youth from becoming addicted to tobacco, the No. 1 preventable cause of death in New York and a leading risk [...]

By |June 15th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Heart Association, Public Health Groups Demand that State Legislators Pick a Side

Will Legislators pick the side of Public Health or Tobacco and E-cigarette Interests? With the clock ticking on the New York State legislative session, groups representing children, public health organizations and medical professionals have joined forces to kick off a campaign calling on both houses of the state legislature to “Pick a Side” on the issues of          e-cigarettes and raising [...]

By |June 15th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Learn Hands-Only CPR for National CPR & AED Awareness Week

What would you do if someone next to you collapsed because their heart stopped beating from sudden cardiac arrest? Cardiac arrest is an electrical malfunction in the heart that causes an irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) and disrupts the flow of blood to the brain, lungs and other organs - is a leading cause of death. Each year, more than 350,000 out-of-hospital [...]

By |June 2nd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Regional Executive Wellness Summit helps Southern Tier businesses improve health and bottom line

Summit attendees get up and moving with a tai chi demonstration We spend much of our day at work, so the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) wants that time to be as healthy as possible. On Thursday, the AHA/ASA hosted dozens of Southern Tier businesses focused on keeping people healthy in the workplace. The third annual Regional [...]

By |June 1st, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Celebrating volunteers in the Southern Tier

Volunteers are truly what make the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association successful in funding lifesaving research, education, training, and advocacy programs in the Southern Tier. Monday night, the association honored and celebrated the local “Heroes of Heart” at an awards recognition and celebration at the Holiday Inn in Binghamton. Over the years, hundreds of community members have dedicated their time, [...]

By |May 23rd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

AHA funds $58,000 in local projects with Community Impact Grant awards

  Fifteen Greater Utica area organizations will receive funding for community projects to improve the health of the Greater Utica area from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA). The AHA/ASA is proud to announce the recipients of the Greater Utica Community Impact Grant Awards. The local chapter of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association provides grant funding for community-based organizations [...]

By |May 18th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments