CycleNation NYC: Tabitha Ellis, Why I Ride

Tabitha Ellis was born with a hole in her heart. At two years old she had heart surgery and a valve replacement. At 17, she suffered a mini stroke. Her experience taught her that heart disease and stroke do not discriminate based on your age or gender. As the 27-year-old puts it, it truly can happen to anyone at any [...]

By |April 12th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

CPR in Schools: Bronx Student and Teacher Save Lives with CPR

Anthony Rosa Compres tells his story on the corner of Brook Avenue and E. 140th Street. Click to watch the full interview. At the intersection of Brook Avenue and East 140th Street in the Bronx, a young man named Anthony Rosa Compres became a hero. He acted courageously under pressure by saving the life of a Bronx resident [...]

By |April 4th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

American Heart Association Announces 2018 Heart & Stroke Ball Chair: Michael R. Rosella

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New York City, April 3, 2018— The American Heart Association, the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke, announced today that Michael R. Rosella, partner of the law firm Paul Hastings LLP, will serve as Event Chair of the 2018 New York City Heart & Stroke Ball scheduled for June 6. [...]

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

April is Move More Month!

What if we told you that getting healthy could be as simple as moving more? Getting up from your desk for a quick walk, taking the stairs instead of the elevator, or parking further than you normally would at the grocery store could all be small things you could implement to really improve your health! All it takes is just [...]

By |April 2nd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

New York City woman takes control of her health; loses 175 pounds… and just getting started

Annabelle Jimenez (left) receiving the New York Lifestyle Change Award presented by Macy’s at the 2018 Go Red For Women Luncheon in New York City. Special to the American Heart Association Annabelle Jimenez knew that she needed to make a change. In 2015, she weighed close to 400 pounds, was experiencing high cholesterol, high blood pressure and was [...]

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

American Heart Association Applauds NYC Department of Health’s Plan to Increase Access to Free Blood Pressure Checks

For Immediate Release: NEW YORK, NY, March 29, 2018 – The American Heart Association, the world’s leading voluntary organization dedicated to building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke, commends the New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene’s recent announcement to add more than 1,200 blood pressure check locations across the five boroughs. By making blood pressure [...]

By |March 29th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Strengthening Public Policy: AHA NYC Testifies at City Council Hearings

As the New York City Council considers what city programs to fund this year, we're making sure healthy food access is a priority.  Given the uncertainty of the federal and state budgets, now is the time for the city to commit local funding to programs that boost the economy of low-income communities, have the potential to lower health care costs, [...]

By |March 22nd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

American Heart Association launches STEM Goes Red in NYC

Event aims to empower young women entering the STEM fields New York City, March 20, 2018 — The American Heart Association, the world’s leading voluntary organization dedicated to building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke, is proud to celebrate Women’s History Month by announcing the latest event in the 2018 NYC Go Red For Women movement: STEM Goes [...]

By |March 20th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Queens Tribune: Ensuring Access To Healthy Food In Every Neighborhood

One of our best opportunities to improve the health of our communities lies in access to fresh fruits and vegetables and nutrition education. Three out of four Queens residents are not eating enough fruits and vegetables, and some neighborhoods struggle more than others. That’s why this March, National Nutrition Month, I’m urging the city to do more to support access [...]

By |March 14th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

American Heart Association Named an Official Charity Partner of the 2018 TCS New York City Marathon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New York, March 6, 2018— The American Heart Association was named an Official Charity Partner of the 2018 TCS New York City Marathon, it was announced today by Kathy Kauffmann, Senior Vice President in New York City and Long Island. The race will take place on Sunday, November 4, 2018. “The American Heart Association is thrilled to [...]

By |March 6th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments