2017 GET HEALTHY! Poster Contest Award Ceremony

On Wednesday, May 24, 2017, the American Heart Association hosted the 2017 GET HEALTHY! Poster Contest Award Ceremony at the Rhode Island State House, recognizing the winners of the annual competition. Sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island, and in partnership with the Rhode Island Foundation, this year’s GET HEALTHY! Poster Contest received nearly 6,000 submissions from [...]

By |June 1st, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Swap your Snack and Rethink Your Drink

March is National Nutrition Month and the American Heart Association is launching a challenge for Rhode Islanders to start thinking about simple swaps to eat and drink healthier! Healthy eating starts with healthy food choices. You don’t need to be a chef to create nutritious, heart-healthy meals your family will love. Learn what to look for at the grocery store, [...]

By |March 1st, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION AND CVS HEALTH ARE BUILDING A GENERATION OF LIFESAVERS IN RHODE ISLAND

WOONSOCKET, RI –  The American Heart Association in partnership with CVS Health, is pleased to announce that six CPR in Schools Training Kits will be donated to local schools in Rhode Island. These kits will ensure quality CPR training as part of the CPR in Schools graduation requirement that was passed in the Ocean State in 2015. Each year, this [...]

By |January 27th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Rock it like a Redhead at the 2017 Go Red For Women Luncheon

The American Heart Association announced today that Adrienne and Stephanie Vendetti, founders of the “How to be a Redhead” lifestyle and beauty brand will be featured as Keynote Speakers at the Go Red For Women Luncheon scheduled for Friday, February 17, 2017 at the Rhode Island Convention Center. The 2017 luncheon program will feature a “Red Hot Conversation” with NBC10’s [...]

By |November 10th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

GUEST BLOG: My Stroke Recovery – Nothing Short of a Roller Coaster Ride

By Meaghan O'Brien from Massachusetts On World Stroke Day, October 29th, I have a question for you. Do you know the signs of stroke? When I was 22 years old, I never thought anything bad would happen to me. I had just started my first full time job out of college and I was always doing something fun with my friends [...]

By |October 27th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Central Falls and Pawtucket Residents Know What it Takes to Get Healthy

Poll shows strong support for building a culture of health in Rhode Island communities! Newly released results from a recent poll of 401 Central Falls and Pawtucket residents shows very strong support for state and local policies centered on healthy food access and physical activity. The poll showed clear support for healthier food and beverage options at workplaces and public [...]

By |October 13th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Rhode Island Vote YES on 6

The $35 million Green Economy Bond (Question 6 on the Rhode Island Ballot) will provide resources to improve our parks, bikeways, and other recreational areas; to preserve green spaces; and to clean up waterways and contaminated land for redevelopment.   The American Heart Association is excited to support the Green Economy Bond because it invests in the health of our communities.  [...]

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

GUEST BLOG: Rhode Island Advocate at the White House

By Laurie Stephenson On September 9th, I had the distinct pleasure of representing the Southern New England affiliate of the American Heart Association in Washington, D.C. at The White House.  I attended a forum titled: Making Health Care Better specifically in the field of Cardiovascular Health. I joined several hundred health care professionals, advocates, scientists, patients, survivors, and executives who [...]

By |September 19th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Greater Westerly Heart Walk Scheduled for September 24 in Watch Hill

September 1, 2016 – WESTERLY – The 2016 Greater Westerly Heart Walk will take place on Saturday, September 24 at 9 a.m. at the Watch Hill Gazebo. (Registration starts at 8 a.m.) The American Heart Association encourages companies, families and friends to create a team and register at www.GreaterWesterlyHeartWalk.org. Participants have a choice between a 5-mile walk and a 2-mile [...]

By |September 1st, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

2016 Lifestyle Change Award Winner Shares Her Story

"I had to make a change" by Maria Travelyn Before Maria started her lifestyle change journey over three years ago, she weighed 240 lbs. Her cholesterol and blood sugar numbers were high -- both are risk factors for developing cardiovascular disease. After just three months and by losing 30 lbs, Maria's blood sugar returned to normal. Now, she has lost over 100 lbs and has kept it off.  "I [...]

By |July 20th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments