On July 1, 2013 I suffered a tragic near death experience. This was the day a Hero saved me and gave me a second chance at life. If it were not for his quick actions in performing CPR and using an AED I would not be here today telling you my story. My name is
We often hear about the BHAG in the corporate world of setting business goals – Big Hairy Awesome Goals. When it comes to our health, however, small changes can mean big results for health. Let’s look at a few simple tips: Physical activities American Heart Association and the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommend 150
795,000, 40, 5, 60 and 73 billion. Curious what these numbers mean? 795,000 is the number of people in America who suffer from a stroke every year; 40 is the number of seconds a stroke happens in this country; 5 is the rank stroke sits among causes for death in the U.S.; 60 is the
American Heart Association volunteers are optimistic that the state Senate will pass the CPR In Schools bill today, Thursday, June 12, since it moved out of the Rules committee last night. “Eight days ago, I was one of nearly 100 American Heart Association volunteers at the CPR Rally at the Capitol,” said Karen Acompora of
The American Heart Association’s Executive Leadership Committee for the 34th annual Heart Ball is thrilled to announce Dr. Elad Levy and Dr. Vernice Bates as the 2014 recipients of the prestigious Hero of the Heart Award. Chaired by Anthony Baynes and Jim Cornell, this lively event raises critical funds for the education, training, advocacy and
Students learn the American Heart Association’s Hands-Only™ CPR this week The entire student body at Clarence High School is being trained in bystander CPR April 28 – May 1st. Using the American Heart Association’s Hands-Only™ CPR, the Emily Rose Memorial Fund has coordinated the efforts that will result in nearly 1,600 students in the Clarence
This has been a great experience for me. I work out every day. Pay more attention to what I eat, and have improved my overall health. My 12 week goal was to take better care of my health, learn to put myself first, by working out, improving my eating habits, blood glucose levels and sleeping.
Every day, our volunteers work to helps us breathe life into healthier communities in Western New York and across the country. Thanks to their commitment, talent and passion as a volunteer, Americans are living healthier and lowering their chances of heart disease and stroke. In honor of National Volunteer Week, we’d like to take a moment say
For the first time in the Buffalo region, the American Heart Association will conduct the Lifestyle Change Challenge, an innovative initiative that will chronicle the journey toward meaningful lifestyle changes that improves heart health for nine local participants. The 12-week Challenge, sponsored by Leading Edge Performance and Independent Nursing Care, is designed to remind us all to make
The Buffalo Niagara Division of the American Heart Association (AHA) is pleased to announce Anthony J. Baynes, Chairman of A.J. Baynes Group, and James W. Cornell, CEO of Praxiis Advisors, as the volunteer co-chairmen for the 2014 Heart Ball. The annual black-tie event will take place on Saturday, May 31st at the Hyatt Regency Downtown.