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

Albany update: State budget finalized

With New York State finalizing the State budget this past weekend, the Heart Association scored some great public health wins. With the Governor threatening to cut millions of dollars in funding to crucial public health programs, AHA staff and advocates worked hard to make sure this didn’t come to fruition. After months of email, calls, and meetings with elected officials, [...]

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

Thank you from a Red Cap Ambassador family

Grateful. This one word says it all. My son, Sammy, was asked to be one of the 2018 Red Cap Ambassadors for America’s Greatest Heart Run and Walk. At first, I was overwhelmed by the thought of taking on yet another commitment in our already busy life. However, that thought quickly left when I started thinking about Sammy’s survivor story [...]

By |March 30th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

APW second grader breaks a record and throws a pie in his teacher’s face

David Holst and his grandmother Rosemarie Russell The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association is proud to honor an Altmar-Parish-Williamstown Elementary School second-grader for a record-breaking effort for Jump Rope For Heart. David Holst raised more than $5,000 to help fight heart disease and stroke this year. David and his PE teacher Dan Bryant David was the [...]

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

Albany Update: The New York State Budget – The Good, The Bad and How You Can Help

Caitlin O'Brien Caitlin O’Brien, the government relations director for New York, brings us an update on the New York state budget, and how it affects the policies and programs we need to help all New Yorkers fight heart disease and stroke. The Assembly and Senate have proposed their one-house budget bills which lay out the policies and legislation [...]

By |March 15th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk fights heart disease and stroke

The Greater Utica Region drew a crowd of more than 4,000 walkers and runners that lined the streets on Saturday, March 3rd. Participants helped raise $931,243 at America’s Greatest Heart Run and Walk.  Heartfelt thanks and congratulations goes to all of the teams and fundraisers who helped the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association work toward the mission of building healthier [...]

By |March 3rd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

What’s new at America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk

Runners, walkers, and Expo visitors will see a few changes at this year’s America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk. Heart Weekend is coming up on Friday, March 2nd and Saturday, March 3rd at Utica College. Here is a look at what’s new and different this year: Parking for the Healthy For Good Expo on Friday, March 2nd will be available [...]

By |February 15th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

A survivor’s story: my cardiac identity crisis

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. Read part one here, part two here, and part three here.   Have you ever worked so hard to prepare for a major event, battle, or conflict, only to have it all change in a matter [...]

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