hidden WBZ Cares: Advocating for a healthier future (part 3)

WBZ Cares: Advocating for a healthier future (part 3)

Jessica Diaz had just finished exercising when she suddenly felt a shooting pain down the left side of her body. A brain scan revealed she had suffered a stroke. She was only 36. Thankfully, Jessica has made a full recovery. Since then, she has used her experience to advocate for legislation to improve public health

hidden Photos: 2019 Boston Heart Walk

Photos: 2019 Boston Heart Walk

Thanks to everyone who participated in the 2019 Boston Heart Walk! We truly appreciate your support. Below are some of our favorite photos from this year’s event. To view the entire gallery, click here.

hidden Thousands pack Hatch Shell for Boston Heart Walk

Thousands pack Hatch Shell for Boston Heart Walk

BOSTON — Earl Chadwick had been to the Boston Heart Walk before. This year would be different. Last September, Chadwick was battling heart disease and could barely finish the 3-mile course along the Charles River Esplanade. During the last mile, he had to rest every 50 feet. Since then, “everything has changed,” said Chadwick, who

hidden ZOLL employees rally to support Boston Heart Walk

ZOLL employees rally to support Boston Heart Walk

Companies that support the Boston Heart Walk make a lasting impact in lives not only in our community, but also around the world. Together, we are educating families in greater Boston how easy and fun it is to live a healthy lifestyle, and we will find cures for heart disease and stroke. This week, reporter

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