Little Hats, Big Hearts collects 1,500 hats for babies in Southern New England

By Liam Assad, age 8 Dear Holly, How are the babies doing? My Nana made these hats so we could give them to the babies with a sick heart. It is are act of kindness. We hope it makes them smile. Happy Christmas! Liam Assad, age 8 & Caoimhe Assad, age 7 Each year, our Little Hats, Big Hearts program aims to [...]

By |January 9th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

2018 Rhode Island PE & Me Contest for Students

The American Heart Association, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island and the Rhode Island Foundation are happy to announce the 2018 Rhode Island PE & Me Contest. The contest invites all students from across Rhode Island in grades K-5 to design a postcard that shows what they love about physical education (PE) in school. Postcard submissions are being [...]

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

A Thanksgiving message for our supporters:

Happy Thanksgiving! Because of your dedication to our mission, more families here in Southern New England and across the nation will celebrate life together this holiday season! Front row; left to right: Donna Tringali; Andrea Turteltaub Back row; left to right: Holly Brown-Ayers, Tami Iavarone, Ashley DeSimone, David Bodah, Nicole Beauregard; Patrice Jean-Philippe   As an American Heart Association supporter, [...]

By |November 22nd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

In Her Words: The Right Tests at the Right Time

By: Jane Gingerella of Westerly, RI Back in April of this year, I was staying in Florida with family when I noticed a strange sensation—a pressure on my chest. I saw my primary care physician down in Florida, who ordered an EKG. After finding only what she described as some insignificant skipping, she said she didn’t believe it was anything [...]

By |September 13th, 2017|Categories: Survivor Stories|0 Comments

American Heart Association Thanks Major Donors and Volunteers

The American Heart Association of Southern New England hosted an event on Thursday, August 24, 2017 to celebrate achievements from the past year, and thank the incredible volunteers and donors that support the American Heart Association and help make these achievements possible. Opening remarks given by David M. Bodah, Executive Director for the American Heart Association of Southern New England, [...]

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

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


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