American Heart Association and Aetna Foundation team up to build a healthier Boston

BOSTON - The American Heart Association and the Aetna Foundation have teamed up to build healthier minds and bodies by building Teaching Gardens, together. The American Heart Association is pleased to announce that the Aetna Foundation will sponsor a two-year, multi-phase Teaching Gardens program in Boston and Hartford, Conn. The program will fund four Teaching Gardens at local schools in [...]

By |June 19th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Gov. Baker: Capital plan will include $1M in healthy food access funding

Gov. Charlie Baker has included $1 million in funding for the Massachusetts Food Trust Program in the fiscal 2018 capital plan, expanding low income families’ access to healthy groceries. The Massachusetts Food Trust would provide loans, grants, and technical assistance to support new and expanded healthy food retailers and local food enterprises in low and moderate income communities. Research shows [...]

By |May 12th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

LEGISLATIVE BRIEFING: Reducing Sugary Drink Consumption

MEDIA ADVISORY: Contact: Christopher Camire Senior Director of Communications American Heart Association 781.373.4521 chris.camire@heart.org WHAT: Too many kids and families in Massachusetts are suffering from preventable chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, cancer, and tooth decay. Sugary drinks are the single largest source of added sugar in the American diet. A sugary drink tax can improve the [...]

By |May 8th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

AHA board president releases statement on Santa Fe sugary drink tax vote

Tuesday’s vote in Santa Fe, N.M., represents a desperate last gasp by Big Soda to protect its coffers at the expense of kids. In large part due to Big Soda’s false claims, nearly 1,000 additional 3- and 4-year olds in Santa Fe, the majority of whom are from families with low-income, will not benefit from attending high-quality preschool programs. [...]

By |May 3rd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

American Heart Association, Newton-Wellesley Hospital roll out donation to Waltham school

WALTHAM – Participation in sports promotes physical activity, builds self-esteem, improves social skills and motivates children to excel academically. To encourage Massachusetts students to be active and play sports, the American Heart Association and Newton-Wellesley Hospital are collecting hundreds of athletics balls that will be donated to schools throughout the state over the next month. (Back row, left to [...]

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

Dracut Resident & Stroke Survivor to Run Boston Marathon

Kim Chadwell, a stroke survivor and resident of Dracut, will be amongst thousands this April to run the 121st Boston Marathon. While her eye will be set on the finish line for the grueling 26.2 miles, the real finish line for Chadwell, who is running as part of Tedy’s Team, led by former New England Patriots linebacker and stroke survivor, [...]

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

B.U. neurologist to be honored with Paul Dudley White Award

BOSTON – On April 29, the area’s most prominent physicians, community and business leaders will come together at the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association’s Annual Boston Heart & Stroke Ball to honor Philip A. Wolf, MD, with the Paul Dudley White Award. This esteemed award is named in honor of one of Boston’s most revered cardiologists, Dr. Paul Dudley [...]

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

Weymouth resident running to fight stroke

Chris & his wife, Jenn Weymouth resident and stroke survivor, Christopher Butts, will be amongst thousands this April to run the 121st Boston Marathon. While his eye will be set on the finish line for the grueling 26.2 miles, the real finish line for Butts, who is running as part of Tedy’s Team, led by former New England [...]

By |March 30th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Rockland ballerina has heart of gold

Eva Gambon She is the embodiment of grace, agility and strength, both on and off the dance floor. Eva Gambon may have only just turned 10, but her life story has made her wise beyond her years. It’s a story that has taken her from hospital operating rooms to a role in a Boston ballet. Eva, who lives [...]

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

Shrewsbury mother knits red hats in honor of her daughter

Newborn London. Photo Credit: Danielle Duffey/BIDMC During American Heart Month in February, the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association teamed up with UMass Memorial Medical Center, Saint Vincent Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Boston Children’s Hospital for the Little Hats, Big Hearts campaign. The nationwide campaign raises awareness about family heart health and congenital [...]

By |March 16th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments