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  • Massachusetts Heart Walk

    This is the Massachusetts Heart Walk event.
  • FDA Event

    This is a test event for dev site testing.
  • Tweet Up on Gold Medal Back to School Lunches

    Join us for a twitter party with Massachusetts native and Olympic Gold Medal Winner Ally Raisman to discuss healthy eating at school.
  • MA Event 1

    This is Massachusetts Event 1.
  • MA Event 2

    This is MA event 2.
  • MA Event 3

    This is MA event 3.
  • MA Event 6

    This is an awesome event for the Founders Affliate that is not happening now.
  • FDA event 4

    this is a great event that will happen on October 1st. Come join the fun!
  • Blog Post: Pants Too Tight? Cut the Salt!

    Nine out of ten Americans consume too much salt- and more and more we are hearing about the serious health consequences it leads to. Excess sodium in your diet can cause high blood pressure and lead to heart failure, stroke, kidney disease, headaches, and more. But did you know that extra sodium may...
  • Blog Post: We Could Be Saving Lives in Massachusetts With A Simple Test!

    Pulse Ox is moving! Thank you for our advocates time and effort we are one step closer to hospitals being required to screen newborns for Critical Congenital Heart Defects using Pulse Ox. Newborn screening is a well-established state-based public health program that involves testing all infants for metabolic...
  • Blog Post: A True Heart Hero

    The number-one killer among healthy young athletes is sudden cardiac arrest. Every three days someone suffers from it, and each year more than 400,000 people die from it. When someone goes into cardiac arrest, an electrical shock provided by an automated external defibrillator, or AED, is an effective...
  • Blog Post: Advocating for AEDs

    Yesterday the Committee of Public Health heard legislation that would require AEDs in Schools. We were so lucky to have two dedication and passionate advocates come and share their story. John lost his son Michael from sudden cardiac arrest when he took a hit on the football field and there was no AED...
  • Blog Post: Its Time to Improve Stroke Care in the Commonwealth

    Imagine you were 14 years old and you had sudden weakness on one side of your body, you suddenly had trouble speaking, you had a loss of balance and you had a sudden, severe headache with no known cause. You went immediately to your closest hospital. Would you know that these were classic stroke symptoms...
  • Blog Post: The Heart of our Mission: Our Volunteers!

    We celebrated our amazing volunteers and advocates at our annual Heart of Our Mission reception. The event commemorated key volunteers who have demonstrated passion and commitment for moving forward the American Heart Association’s mission of building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases...
  • Blog Post: The Power to Save a Life

    A local school freshman student-athlete suffered from cardiac arrest while on one of the schools fields. The school had a strong emergency medical response plan in place and the coach knew CPR which he started immediately and an AED was available quickly. The student survived! Shouldn’t we ensure...
  • Blog Post: We Are One Step Closer to Protecting Our Kids Hearts!

    The Senate voted on two of our critical pieces of legislation, requiring Pulse Ox Screening for Newborns and CPR Training for Coaches. They took it up quickly because of advocates like you and our dedicated legislative champions. This is a great first step in requiring two critical that will protect...
  • Blog Post: What Would Your Wish Be?

    Last Friday, a five year old named Miles, captured the attention and the hearts of the country. Miles was granted a wish from the Make a Wish Foundation and he wanted to be Batman for the day. So San Francisco turned into Gotham. He captured the Riddler and stopped a bank heist, he saved a damsel in...
  • Blog Post: I Have So Much to be Thankful For

    I wanted to thank you! I know you hear from me a lot, every week, but you still take the time to advocate, you send emails, you make phone calls, you come to the State House and you share your story. I ask a lot of you, but I wanted to let you know it makes a difference. You are making Massachusetts...
  • Blog Post: We Are Raising the Most Sedentary Generation

    Did you know that your kids aren’t keeping up with you? Millions of children around the world don't run as fast or as far as their parents did when they were young. It is the first time that our children's fitness has declined worldwide over the last three decades. We know that children...
  • Blog Post: Wishing You A Heart Healthy Holiday

    I wanted to take a minute during the sometimes crazy holiday season to say thank you! Your advocacy on behalf of the American Heart/Stroke Association has made the Commonwealth a healthier place for you and your friends and family to live. But our work isn’t done! I look forward to seeing success...
  • Blog Post: A Simple Device That Can Save a Life

    You see AEDs on walls in airports, malls and office buildings, but do you see them in your kids schools? On sports field or in rinks? The answer might be sadly no. We need to do better; we need to make sure that AEDs are available in our schools and on our fields at all times so that it is never more...
  • Blog Post: Our Hands Can Save Lives!

    A few weeks ago a study came out that said that performing CPR for 38 minutes or longer can improve a patient’s chance of surviving cardiac arrest. This is great news! Sustaining CPR that long also improves the chances that survivors will have normal brain function, researchers said. Now we just...
  • Blog Post: Happiest of Holidays to the World's Best Volunteers!

    I am truly lucky. I get to work on policies that will make our communities healthier every, single day. But the greatest part of my job is that I get to do that work with the best volunteers in the world. As the holidays are upon us, I wanted to take a moment to say thank you. And to let you know how...
  • Blog Post: Where did 2013 go?

    Wow! Where did 2013 go? As we celebrate all we did this year, I find myself once again thinking about New Year resolutions. The perennial favorites are there….eat better, get more exercise, save more money…but these goals are all centered on making my life better. What if for 2014 we all...
  • Blog Post: A Heart Healthy New Year in Massachusetts

    With 2013 behind us I am hopeful that 2014 will be our most successful year in making Massachusetts Heart Healthy and Stroke Free. We are close to ensuring that all Coaches in MA Public Schools will be trained in CPR and that all newborns will be screened with Pulse Ox for CHD. We are also working to...