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

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