A survivor’s story: meet Sparky

Royce Robertson is a heart disease survivor. His guest blog will share his story and advice for others in four installments. Read part one here. Royce Robertson and his family Meet Sparky [imagine me pointing to my left chest, leaning in to show the moderate protrusion - my defibrillator]. These days Sparky and I are inseparable. We understand each [...]

By |November 6th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Celebrate Eat Smart Month with winning recipes

The American Heart Association is kicking off Eat Smart Month by announcing the winners of its National Eating Healthy Day recipe contest. The American Heart Association held its third annual National Eating Healthy Day soup, salad, and sandwich contest. Participants submitted recipes for one or more of the three categories. A panel of National Eating Healthy Day volunteers reviewed the [...]

By |November 3rd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

A survivor’s story: stroke survivor Patti DePaulis

When it comes to stroke, time lost is brain lost. CNY stroke survivor Patti DePaulis knows this, and knows her story is an unusual one. Doctors say her healthy lifestyle before her stroke helped her make an incredible recovery despite not making it to the hospital for 12 hours after her symptoms started. Patti was a nationally ranked Masters runner [...]

By |October 29th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Executive Director pursues continuing education

Jennifer Balog The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association will soon have a new executive director in Utica. Current executive director Jennifer Balog announced Friday she is stepping down. Balog is leaving the Association to pursue a continuing education. “Over the past four years, I have worked with such dedicated volunteers with a true passion for the mission and [...]

By |October 27th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Hundreds of CNY women unite to fight heart disease and stroke

Having fun at the luncheon! More than 600 local women and men showed that “Life is Why” we unite to fight heart disease at Thursday’s Go Red For Women Luncheon, held at the Oncenter Convention Center in Syracuse. The year-round Go Red movement raised $370,000. Those funds will be used to fight disability and death caused by cardiovascular [...]

By |October 27th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

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