Get cozy and crafting! Little Hats Big Hearts program is back

There’s a chill in the air and it’s the perfect time to get cozy with crafting!  We are happy to announce that our Little Hats Big Hearts program is already up and running here in Rhode Island and Southern New England.   Volunteers from around the country are helping the American Heart Association in connection with the Children’s Heart Foundation celebrate [...]

By |October 18th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Rhode Island Vote YES on 3

The $47 million Green Economy and Clean Water Bond (Question 3 on the Rhode Island Ballot) will provide resources to improve our bikeways and other recreational areas; preserve green spaces; clean up contaminated land for redevelopment; and ensure clean water and coastal resiliency. The American Heart Association is excited to support the Green Economy and Clean Water Bond because it invests [...]

By |October 16th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Take Advantage of Health Screenings in Your Neighborhood

          From now until December 16, 2018, CVS Health is offering free biometric screenings for you and your family to help identify chronic conditions before they become life-threatening illnesses. Biometric screenings offer an important snapshot into your overall wellbeing. "We all carry a lot of numbers around with us.  We know our cell phone number, PIN numbers, [...]

By |October 8th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Her antidote for a sedentary lifestyle? Climbing mountains and rappelling skyscrapers.

Lisa rappelling video  PROVIDENCE, RI, OCTOBER 8, 2018 –  North Conway is perched on the eastern side of New Hampshire’s White Mountains. For rock climbers on the East Coast, the towering granite outcrops beckon like a siren’s song. The vast swath of jutting rocks travels from the Kancamagus Highway down through the Mount Washington Valley. It offers climbers thousands of [...]

By |October 8th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Countdown to Heart Ball with survivor Jason Pieroni

A big thank you to Cristina Marcello with iHeart Radio for the interview she did with our Survivor Ambassador Jason Pieroni! You can hear the full interview by clicking on the player below. He's going to be speaking and performing at the 2018 HEARTTALKS Southern New England Heart Ball taking place on Friday, October 12th. Tickets are available at [...]

By |October 1st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Bubbles & Bags Handbag Auction ticket on sale today!

2018 Go Red for Women Handbag Auction The American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Handbag Auction will take place on Monday, November 5th, 2018 at Mare Rooftop Restaurant in Providence. Support women’s heart and brain health while bidding on beautiful handbags. The evening also features delicious food and a chance to socialize with friends. We ask that you to [...]

By |September 25th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Quick thinking saves South Kingston man from serious effects of stroke

Brad Hadley with his son Kyle Brad Hadley with his children, Kyle and Taylor Monday, March 12th was like any other day for 51-year-old Brad Hadley. He was lacing up his sneakers and getting ready for his morning jog in his South Kingston neighborhood. That’s when Brad suddenly felt the onset of a pounding headache. “It [...]

By |September 5th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Maisie Joy Slader brings joy to family as a little heart warrior

At just ten months old, Maisie Joy Slader has spent two-thirds of her life on a beta blocker. Maisie was born with a critical congenital heart defect known as Pulmonary Atresia with an intact ventricular septum and Hypoplastic Right Heart Syndrome. This meant that the valve leading from her heart to the lungs was completely closed along with [...]

By |August 24th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Westerly Heart Attack Survivor surrounds herself with positivity

Eight little words saved Tia Emard’s life the day after Christmas last year. This July, those same words helped her husband, Jeremy. “I hope I’m not having a heart attack,” Tia texted to Jeremy. Those eight words would change her life forever. After hosting thirty people at their home over Christmas, Tia was feeling tired and rundown. Her back ached. [...]

By |August 20th, 2018|Categories: Survivor Stories, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Born with his heart on the wrong side, Jason Pieroni now thriving with a pacemaker

Watching Jason Pieroni running around the East Greenwich football on a blisteringly hot summer day, you would think he's like any other 19-year-old. Pieroni and his older brother Ryan pass the football and the time on the field easily, laughing and cracking jokes. What most people don't know about Jason is that he has a pacemaker. He underwent surgery just [...]

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