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  • 1. Survivors Gene Jensen, Abigail Ellis, Lori Hewlett stories
  • 2. Michael's Story: Website Saved My Life Michael's Story: Website Saved My Life
  • 3. Fred Kelley: A Story in Miracles Fred's Story: A Story of Miracles
  • 4. Grandmother Gains a Healthy Lifestyle & Loses 84 Pounds The American Heart Association brings this survivor story about Sandra, who decided to take a break from her stressful work and collapsed. The fainting episode led to a serious wake-up call when a heart specialist informed her that her unhealthy lifestyle was killing her. Learn more.
  • 5. Kim Motsinger Kim Motsinger
  • 6. Mended Hearts/Support Groups Mended Hearts, a national non-profit organization affiliated with the American Heart Association, brings together heart disease patients, their families, caregivers, and medical professionals at a national and local level.
  • 7. Gary's Story: Flatline Gary's Story: Flatline
  • 8. Ronald & Janie James "It's great that losing weight makes us look better, but the real benefit is better health."
  • 9. Jim Zanos Read how Jim is managing his cholesterol.
  • 10. Elaine McCracken "In December of 1999, I was diagnosed with focal myocarditis. You might say that saved my life." Read Elaine McCracken's story.
  • 11. B. Michael Thorne Read Mike Thorne's story about managing cholesterol.
  • 12. Gerry's Story: Know Your Risk Gerry Turer's Story: Know Your Risk
  • 13. Linda Pena Growing up on the U.S.-Mexico border, Linda Peņa never thought twice about the cholesterol-laden fried beef tacos that were a staple in her family. Now she knows that poor heart-health doesn't have to be a way of life. Read her story of survival.
  • 14. Meet Local Heart Disease Survivor Doris Serota Doris Serota is a dedicated American Heart Association volunteer, transplant recipient, and heart disease survivor.
  • 15. Making the Stroke Connection: Stroke Survivors and Caregivers Forum This educational event will provide information and resources to the stroke survivor community through presentations, vendors and networking.
  • 16. Sean Maloney joins local board to advance stroke awareness in Silicon Valley Four years ago Sean Maloney was a top senior executive at Intel Corporation -- a well-respected leader, gifted speaker and innovator. Around Silicon Valley it was assumed he would take over as the next CEO at the high-tech firm in Santa Clara, CA. However, a stroke sidelined his career in February, 2010.
  • 17. Nancy Book's High Blood Pressure Story Losing weight information from The American Heart Association.
  • 18. Support Network comes to life in Phoenix Stroke survivor Janice Edwards-Jackson is helping our new Support Network come to life in Phoenix, AZ. She notes, ?It?s nice to have others to identify with. You don?t understand something until you go through it.?
  • 19. Sharon Shields: Walking Toward Inspiration Sharon Shields: Walking Toward Inspiration
  • 20. Lauren's Story YM child survivor story Lauren from 2011-2012 materials.
  • 21. WSA Kids With Heart Kids with Heart is a program that recognizes young local heart and stroke survivors who serve as ambassadors for the American Heart Association and inspiration for us all. Through sharing their story and encouraging others to support Jump Rope and Hoops For Heart, they are helping the American Heart Association build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular disease and stroke.
  • 22. Heart Attack Personal Stories Read inspirational heart attack-related stories
  • 23. April's Story: When the Rhythm is Wrong April's Story: When the Rhythm is Wrong
  • 24. Vermont Go Red For Women Luncheon The American Heart Association's Vermont Go Red For Women Luncheon--filled with fun and educational opportunities--is a great day to share with friends and family.
  • 25. Harlem Go Red For Women Educational Forum Outreach event to raise awareness of cardiovascular diseases & stroke, remove race & ethnicity barriers, provide education & tools for action--all enlisting the women of Harlem.
  • 26. Congenital Heart Defects Personal Stories Hear personal stories from survivors with congenital heart defects and their families.
  • 27. Heart survivor - Karen Grant Heart survivor - Karen Grant
  • 28. Personal Stories The American Heart Association offers these stories from survivors of heart disease and stroke.
  • 29. Keith Ahrens' Story of Survival After a heart attack, Keith learned about sustainable heart-healthy eating, getting regular physical activity and changed his life.
  • 30. 2015 Pioneer Valley Stroke Survivors and Caregivers Forum May is American Stroke Month and the American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association, will once again host a forum open to stroke survivors and their caregivers. The 2015 Pioneer Valley Stroke Survivors and Caregivers Forum will take place on Wednesday, May 6th at the MassMutual Center in Springfield. Close to 400 will attend the event which is designed to bring together stroke survivors and caregivers so they may become better connected with the network of resources available. The event will include over one dozen exhibitors who will provide valuable education, tools and resources to stroke survivors and caregivers. Also, stroke survivors and caregivers will share their experiences and stories. A light breakfast and a heart healthy lunch will be served. Pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, contact Mia Freedenfeld at 203-303-3339 or email mia.freedenfeld@heart.org.


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We’re making your community healthier by advocating for key issues such as:

  • Smoke-free public places
  • More walkable and bikable streets, roads and parks
  • Better nutrition and high-quality physical education in our schools
  • Adequate, affordable and available health care for all

American Heart Association
2013-2014 Expenditures

Pie chart showing breakdown of expenses
  • Research: 21.8%
  • Public Health Education: 36.4%
  • Professional Education & Training: 14.2%
  • Community Services: 6.7%
  • Management & General: 8.6%
  • Fundraising: 12.3%