hidden Three Mass. schools awarded money for health equipment

Three Mass. schools awarded money for health equipment

Three Massachusetts schools have been selected to receive money from the American Heart Association to provide physical and emotional health instruction to their students. The grants are part of the American Heart Association’s Kids Heart Challenge program, which is  awarding more than $400,000 to more than 170 elementary schools across the country that participated in

hidden WBZ Cares: CPR training is lifesaving (part 2)

WBZ Cares: CPR training is lifesaving (part 2)

Joe Quigley’s daughter, Olivia, was just 6 years old when, with no prior warning signs, she suffered a cardiac arrest at school. CPR saved her life. Listen to WBZ NewsRadio‘s new report on our efforts to teach this lifesaving skill here. This is the second in a series of stories WBZ is airing throughout August

hidden WBZ Cares: Research is critical (part 1)

WBZ Cares: Research is critical (part 1)

BOSTON — Throughout August, WBZ NewsRadio 1030 is running several stories highlighting the work of the American Heart Association in Boston. The series is part of WBZ Cares, a monthly feature written and reported by Shari Small focusing on non-profit organizations in our city. The first piece focuses on the millions of dollars the American

hidden Lynn Teen: Big Tobacco is targeting me, and I need your help

Lynn Teen: Big Tobacco is targeting me, and I need your help

My name is Gabriela Alvarez. I attend Lynn Classical High School in Lynn, Mass. I’m a peer leader at Girls Inc. of Lynn, and I recently went to the Massachusetts State House to tell our elected officials how I and other students are being targeted by Big Tobacco and their marketing of flavored products. Will

hidden Lawyers Have Heart 5K: Photos from 2019 race

Lawyers Have Heart 5K: Photos from 2019 race

Thanks to everyone who participated in the 2019 Lawyers Have Heart 5K! We truly appreciate your time and support. This year, we raised more than $500,000 to improve the health of Greater Boston! Below are some of our favorite photos from this year’s event. To view the entire gallery, click here.

hidden Lawmakers, students push for ban on flavored tobacco on Beacon Hill

Lawmakers, students push for ban on flavored tobacco on Beacon Hill

BOSTON — Students and lawmakers made a push at the State House on Tuesday for Massachusetts to ban the sale of almost all flavored tobacco and tobacco products, including mentholated cigarettes and some of the most popular vape products. Dozens of high school and college students who said the use of nicotine vapor products has

hidden Central Mass. schools implement lifesaving training

Central Mass. schools implement lifesaving training

WORCESTER – Would you know what to do if you witnessed a cardiac emergency?  Only about 46 percent of people who experience an out of hospital cardiac arrest receive the immediate help that they need before professional help arrives. Hands-Only CPR can change that and students in central Massachusetts have been implementing the training at their

hidden Focus Technology Solutions CEO to chair 2019 Boston Heart Walk

Focus Technology Solutions CEO to chair 2019 Boston Heart Walk

The American Heart Association is pleased to announce that Doug Alexander, CEO of Focus Technology Solutions in Burlington, will chair the 2019 Boston Heart Walk. Alexander, who co-chaired the 2018 Boston Heart Walk, is returning to lead an annual event that has been instrumental in innovative breakthroughs for more than 30 years. Since the inception

hidden American Heart Association and Aetna bring Teaching Gardens to Mission Hill

American Heart Association and Aetna bring Teaching Gardens to Mission Hill

The American Heart Association is taking a new approach in the fight against childhood obesity, with help from the Aetna Foundation, by planting community vegetables gardens in Boston. On Thursday, Aetna employees volunteered their morning to plant a garden at Roxbury Tenants of Harvard, a non-profit organization that operates about 1,000 affordable housing units in

hidden Worcester survivor honored with Heart Hero Award

Worcester survivor honored with Heart Hero Award

WORCESTER – The American Heart Association recognized a local survivor and volunteer with the Heart Hero Award at the 2019 Central Massachusetts Heart and Stroke Walk. on Saturday, March 11 at Quinsigamond State Park in Worcester, MA. Chrissy Gaffney, of Worcester, MA, was awarded the Heart Hero Award for her constant efforts to raise awareness