National Heart Month is just around the corner,
are you ready to Paint the Media RED this February?
Did you miss the call? No problem!
Listen to the audio recording of our Winter Volunteer Forum
and learn how you can Paint the Media Red this February!
Our next Volunteer Forum is scheduled for May 27, 2014.
Stay tuned for more information.
- Go Red For Women
- Go Red For Women Facebook page
- Go Red For Women Twitter
- Go Red For Women Multicultural Scholarship Fund
- National Wear Red Day Hub! -- Register for free tools and resources
- Share Your Story - Go Red For Women
- Tips For Organizing a Wear Red Day Event
- Melissa Mitchell thanks Ross Stores for their support of the 2012 "Have A Heart" Campaign
- The Mitchell Family featured on San Diego News 7
- The Mitchell Family featured in an American Heart Association Heart Walk Thank You video
- Melissa Mitchell's personal thank you video after the 2011 Heart Walk
- How a Nonprofit Raised $41k on Twitter in 24 Hours Without Trying
Mary Fastenau's References:
- 70 percent of Americans trust brand recommendations made by family or friends.
- Most important social media sites for nonprofits.
- Rosie O'Donnell's blog about her heart attack.
- Infographic: How to master social media outlets
Our Volunteer Speakers:
Keba ArnoldRise and shine, bright and early, and you can catch Keba Arnold co-anchoring "News10 Good Morning." Keba joined News 10 May 2010.
Keba is excited to be back in her home state of California and working at News10 in Sacramento after working in Boston, Massachusetts for three years. While in Boston, she wore many hats and was also a part of a morning show.
Keba is no stranger to these parts. Before Boston, she lived in Sacramento for a brief time and worked at another news station. She started her career in Waco, Texas, where she learned as much about life and people as she did about news.
"I am thrilled to be here at News10! It's truly a blessing to have the opportunity to cover the news in my home state," Arnold said.
Keba graduated with honors from The University of Georgia. She grew up in Southern California with her parents and older brother, but also lived in Georgia for several years. She's very excited now to live just a drive or short flight away from her family.
When Keba is not watching or talking about the news, she enjoys reading, relaxing on the couch, and catching up on her DVR shows, and spending time with her two little Yorkies (Bella Bean and Baylor Bear). Keba also loves football, a good meal at a restaurant, and bargain shopping!
"If you see me out on the street, please say hello, or feel free to shoot me an email," Keba Arnold said. Grab a cup of coffee, and start your day with "News10 Good Morning!"
Melissa Mitchell is a Temecula mother of two. She shares a rare bond with her son, Chance, and daughter, Cadence; each of them has a pacemaker. They all live with cardiovascular conditions that have landed them in the hospital for a myriad of surgeries.
When she was five, Melissa had a large hole in her heart repaired. In 2002 Melissa gave birth to her son, Chance, who was born 9 weeks early. His medical challenges were abundant in the first few years of his life with a few diagnoses including a hole in his little heart. The day after Chance was diagnosed with a heart condition, Melissa learned that she was pregnant with her second child. In utero, they discovered that their daughter, Cadence, also had a heart condition called Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, which meant that only half of her heart was functioning. Doctors didn’t know if Cadence would live through the delivery and knew that her condition would require serious medical attention. Cadence also has a rare congenital heart disease called Shone’s Complex. Melissa light-heartedly says in an interview that “in medical expenses, we’re a $5 million family.”
Melissa generously volunteers her time as a spokesperson with the American Heart Association among other non-profit organizations. Raising funds and awareness for cardiovascular research is a cause close to her heart.
Mary FastenauMary Fastenau is the President of StarrTech Interactive and Principle of Anthology Marketing Group. Her responsibilities include managing Staff Tech Interactive, the digital division of Anthology Marketing Group, Hawaii’s largest communication company. She supervises a team that focuses on digital marketing, Internet development, enterprise programming, and social media strategies. Recently, StarrTech Interactive was awarded an appointment as a Microsoft Digital Agency.
Mary has served as a Board Member of the AHA Honolulu Metro Board; Chairman of the Honolulu Metro Board; Chairman of the Hawaii Operating Unit and was a founding board member of the Pacific/Mountain Affiliate Board. Mary serves as the PMA representative on the American Heart Association Board of Directors. She is also serving on the national Communications Coordinating Committee and on the American Stroke Association Advisory Committee.
Mary received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Nebraska, School of Journalism with minors in English, History and Political Science. She received her Master of Business Administration from the University of Hawaii, College of Business Administration.
Listen to our past presentations...
Listen to the audio presentation from our January 22, 2013 My Heart. My Life. Volunteer Leadership Forum call.
Listen to the audio presentation from our August 26, 2013 Corporate Wellness call.
Listen to the audio presentation from our October 21, 2013 Kids With Heart call.
Satisfaction Survey – We value your feedback! Please share your thoughts by taking a short online survey.
Roman Bowser, WSA Executive Vice President Blog
WSA Calendar of Upcoming Events
WSA Research - Check out the latest on research projects in the Western States Affiliate.
Volunteer Training Modules
We have developed a series of six online training modules. Each one contains a high overview of the assigned area, giving the listener a better idea as to the work our organization does and how we function. The trainings range from six to ten minutes, depending on which one is selected. Each training module is independent of the others, though we recommend that they be viewed in order.
The Western States Affiliate is committed to empowering our volunteers with knowledge about the American Heart Association.