Community support brings America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk fundraising total past $1 million

The tradition of being America’s Greatest is alive and well. The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) is proud to announce a new fundraising total for the 2017 America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk. The event has now raised $1,068,372. The new total is a $92,000 increase over the total announced during Heart Weekend on March 4th. America’s Greatest Heart [...]

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

CNY’s top Jump Rope For Heart fundraiser throws pie in teacher’s face

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association is proud to honor an Altmar-Parish-Williamstown Elementary School first-grader for his fundraising work with Jump Rope For Heart. David Holst raised more than $3,000 this year to help fight heart disease and stroke this year. David was the top fundraiser in his school and the top fundraiser in Central New York in the history [...]

By |April 10th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Greene student honored for helping to save lives with Jump Rope For Heart

Savannah Nowalk with her PE teachers Ryan Starliper and Sunnie Williams The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association is proud to honor a Greene Intermediate School fourth-grader for her fundraising work with Jump Rope For Heart. Savannah Nowalk raised $1,170 this year. Savannah raises money in honor of her Great Aunt Doris and her Grandma Nowalk. This is Savannah’s [...]

By |April 7th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

American Heart Association’s state budget wish list would make the easy choice the healthy choice

As the April 1 deadline looms for this year’s state budget, the American Heart Association calls on the state Legislature to keep the health of New Yorkers in the forefront. Two-thirds of New Yorkers are overweight or obese, costing the state $11.8 billion in medical costs. Two initiatives that the American Heart Association has advocated to have in the budget [...]

By |March 28th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association says that for most people, shoveling snow may not lead to any health problems. However, the association warns that the risk of a heart attack during snow shoveling may increase for some, stating that the combination of colder temperatures and physical exertion increases the workload on the heart. People who are outdoors in cold [...]

By |March 13th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

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

America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk is truly a great event, for many reasons. You – the walkers, runners, and community members – are the biggest. You have made this an incredible community event, and we hope you’ll join us again this year on Friday, March 3rd and Saturday, March 4th at Utica College. When you do, you’ll see a [...]

By |February 27th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|4 Comments

Rome Run & Indoor Walk raises more than $19,000 to fight heart disease and stroke

Hundreds of people joined the American Heart Association to fight against America’s No. 1 killer at the Rome Run & Indoor Walk and Pre-Registration for America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk. A total of more than 230 people took part in the event, raising more than $19,000 to fight heart disease and stroke. The event was held at Rome Free [...]

By |February 25th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Public health groups call on governor and legislature to raise tobacco age of sale to 21

  Lung Association’s “State of Tobacco Control” Report 2017 Reveals New York’s Tobacco Policy Leaves Youth Lives at Risk Albany, NY (January 31, 2017) –  In response to the American Lung Association’s recent “State of Tobacco Control” Report 2017, the American Lung Association, American Heart Association, and the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) today gathered with state [...]

By |January 31st, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

A volunteer’s experience at Scientific Sessions

Guest blogger Albert Pylinski is a member of the Greater Utica area advisory board and the Founders Affiliate advisory board for the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Albert Pylinksi at Scientific Sessions In November, I had the pleasure of attending the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions. The event is the largest annual gathering of cardiovascular scientists, researchers, doctors, [...]

By |December 9th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Looking back on Syracuse’s Go Red For Women campaign

Guest blogger Kim Townsend served as the chairwoman of the 2016 Syracuse Go Red For Women Luncheon Kim posing with Loretto employees during the National Wear Red Day rally in February The last year as Chair of the Syracuse Go Red For Women Campaign has been one of personal growth for me. Following closely on the heels of [...]

By |November 4th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments