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Updated:Oct 13,2014

American Heart Association in Wisconsin

American Heart Association in Wisconsin

News Releases in Wisconsin
10/13/14TheRacine-Kenosha Heart Walk & Fun Runsteps off Saturday, Oct. 18th at Gateway Technical College. The 5K Fun Run will start at 9:15 prior to the program.
9/25/14Milwaukee Heart Walk & Fun Run is Sunday, Sept. 28 at the lakefront Veterans Park.
9/15/14Sheboygan and Manitowoc County Heart Walk & Fun Run is Saturday, Sept. 20 at River Park in Sheboygan Falls to raise awareness about heart disease and stroke.
9/10/14Thank you ceremony at the Sept. 5 football game at Rod Lundberg Field for Hayward Schools tremendous accomplishment of raising $100,000 for Jump Rope For Heart. Denise Marquardt, stroke survivor was the speaker. Sawyer County Record
7/1/14All Wisconsin newborns will be screened for critical congenital heart defects using pulse oximetry prior to hospital discharge. The emergency rule signed by Gov. Walker takes effect July 3rd.

MaryLee Flannigan received the American Heart Association’s national Breakthrough in Innovation Award for her outstanding leadership of Jump Rope For Heart. 

6/19/14Hayward Students Reach Goal, Raise more than $100,000 for American Heart Association; No. 2 Jump Rope For Heart School In the Nation
6/2/14June 1-7 is National CPR & AED Awareness Week. Spread the word and help save lives in an emergency.
5/17/14American Heart Association recognizes Sen. Jerry Petrowski as Legislator of the Year.
5/6/14Washington County Heart Walk Saturday, May 17, celebrates heart heroes like Evelyn Kraklow, walking in honor of her sister Helen, who was born with and survived a critical congenital heart defect,
4/23/14American Heart Association Names Green Bay Heart & Stroke Heroes
4/1/14April 2 is National Walking Day. To encourage everyone to get moving, the American Heart Association of Wisconsin will send a free cookbook to anyone who posts a 30 second walking video to www.facebook.com/AmerHeartWisc.  Share photos, videos or stories with the #AHALaceUp.
3/13/14American Heart Association thanks Governor Walker for signing the Healthy Jobs Act, a grant program that will assist in creating wellness programs for small businesses.
3/11/14The American Heart Association applauds bipartisan passage of the Healthy Jobs Act which is a grant program to assist in creating workplace wellness programs in Wisconsin small businesses.
3/3/14The American Heart Association thanks Governor Walker for signing SB 523 to improve Wisconsin’s newborn screening program.
2/11/14The Senate strengthened Wisconsin’s Newborn Screening Program keeping up with technology advancements, and ensuring early detection of heart defects.
2/11/14Hayward, Wisconsin on path to be top Jump Rope For Heart school in the nation..
Digital newsroom for images, HD video interviews and B-ROLL to supply this story can be found here: www.heart.org/haywardjumps
2/6/14PRESS KIT: Wisconsin American Heart Month  Wear Red Day Feb. 7
2/5/14Southeast Wisconsin will once again be a sea of red on Friday, February 7th - National Wear Red Day.
2/3/14MEDIA INVITE:Madison's Overture Center Lights Red Tonight in honor of American Heart Month
1/31/14February is American Heart Month. The American Heart Association takes this special opportunity to educate the public about the vital role living a healthy lifestyle plays in preventing heart disease and stroke.
1/13/14Check. Change. Control.TM is a program in Southeast Wisconsin to help people lower their blood pressure.
1/3/14Extreme cold weather is a risk for children, the elderly and those with heart disease. People with coronary heart disease often suffer angina pectoris (chest pain or discomfort) when they're in cold weather.
10/17Racine-Kenosha Heart Walk aims to raise $50,000. Fundraiser features a fall theme - fun for the whole family
10/3Sheboygan County Heart Walk, Saturday, Oct. 5th aims to raise $45,000 at the annual fundraiser to scare heart disease.
9/27Nearly 5,000 expected for the Milwauke Heart Walk at Veterans Park on Sunday, September 29th. The fundraiser will provide education on heart health.
9/16Thomas Pina Windsor, Executive Vice President at SysLogic, Inc., Brookfield, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the American Heart Association, Midwest Affiliate.
8/22Vickie Winans to help fight against stroke. Gospel concert and health expo aim to empower community.
7/16We are seeking Sheboygan area nominees for a Lifestyle Change Award. Do you know someone who has made lifestyle changes to improve their heart health?

American Heart Association Offices in Wisconsin

2850 Dairy Drive Suite 300
Madison, WI  53718
(608) 221-8866
FAX  (608) 221-9233

1555 N. RiverCenter Drive Suite 212
Milwaukee, WI  53212
(414) 271-9999
(800) 242-9236
FAX (414) 271-3299

Wisconsin Communications Directors

Lindsay Scheidell
(608) 931-3931

Jay Matz
(414) 227-1420

Jen Riemenschneider
Regional Vice President
(952) 278-7936

Follow Wisconsin Twitter at AmerHeartWisc

American Heart Association National Newsroom
 Events in Wisconsin
10/18/14   Racine / Kenosha Heart Walk & Fun Run
10/18/14   Madison Heart Walk
11/5/14   National Eating Healthy Day
11/21/14   Milwaukee Most Powerful Voices
   Gospel Concert
February   American Heart Month
2/6/15   National Wear Red Day
2/7/15   Milwaukee Heart & Stroke Ball
2/14/15   Madison Heart Ball
4/1/15   National Walking Day
TBD   Washington County Heart Walk
5/7/15   Fox Cities Go Red For Women
5/8/15   Madison Go Red Luncheon
5/13/15   Green Bay Go Red For Women
5/15/15   Milwaukee Go Red Luncheon
TBD   Green Bay Heart Ball
TBD   Stevens Point Heart Walk
TBD   Wausau Heart Walk