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

The Biggest Loser contestant to speak at Wellness Summit

Even small changes can make a big impact on your health, but sometimes you need help to get started. On June 1st, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association will host the 3rd Annual Regional Executive Wellness Summit in Binghamton. The day-long event helps local businesses invest in their wellness programs to improve their bottom lines and build the health of [...]

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

Hundreds join the fight against heart disease in women

More than 440 local women and men packed the room at Daniele’s Banquet Specialists in New Hartford on Wednesday, May 3rd to help fight heart disease and stroke in women. The event raised more than $130,000 for the Go Red For Women campaign. The chairwoman of the 2017 Go Red For Women campaign was Kristen Martin, Chief Operating Officer for [...]

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

North Country Heart Walk raises $228,000 to fight heart disease and stroke

Hundreds of people from across the North Country came together today to fight our nation’s number one and number five killers: heart disease and stroke. The 23rd annual North Country Heart Walk drew a crowd of more than one thousand fundraising walkers at Jefferson Community College on Saturday, April 29th. Activities inside the arena included healthy demonstrations, physical activities for [...]

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