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2024 Maine Go Red for Women Survivors

Brylie Young and Elaine Cassidy

Are you a survivor of heart disease or stroke? We would love to share your story in 2024 – Go Red for Women's 20th anniversary. Inspire fellow survivors and educate others about the signs and symptoms of cardiovascular disease - the number one killer of women.

Share your story by December 31, 2023.

CPR Training Kits for Families in Maine

CPR donation

Hands-Only CPR can double or triple survival rates for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Wells Fargo and The Mimi Foundation teamed up with the American Heart Association to provide lifesaving CPR training kits to Maine families.

Fish Tacos with Broccoli Slaw

Fish Tacos with Broccoli Slaw

These fish tacos, packed with crunch, are sure to please. Dinner will be on the table in less than 20 minutes.

Join 100 Ways In 100 Days

To celebrate our 100-year anniversary, we have a gift for you! Join our FREE, exclusive program to get an email each week for the next 100 days providing you with valuable health tips on eating better, moving more, and improving overall wellbeing.

Make 2024 your best year yet! Join now.

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Events in Your Area

Maine Go Red for Women Luncheon

Location: Holiday Inn by the Bay

Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2024 - 10:00 AM


Maine Heart Walk

Location: Back Cove Trail, Portland

Date: Sunday, May 19, 2024 - 09:00 AM


In Your Community

The American Heart Association is committed to driving equitable health impact in Maine through five key priority areas: women, COVID-19, tobacco and vaping, patients and healthy living. Equity is always at the center of our work, and it will continue to guide all that we do.

Through our focus on these key impact areas, and with collaboration among local organizations, sponsors, businesses, and others that serve the community, we are working to improve the health and well-being of Maine residents while saving and improving countless lives.

Throughout Maine, we’ve seen our community impact work grow, including efforts around creating avenues for greater access to care, healthy food access and education, sharing Hands-Only CPR kits with clinicians to improve awareness for families, blood pressure screenings and education, and tobacco and e-cigarette education and prevention.

People are counting on us as never before. The American Heart Association, along with our supporters, will drive change, and will be relentless. Thank you for your continued support.


Advocacy has had a mission-critical role in the Association's work for more than 40 years. Our legislative and regulatory priorities help to mitigate risk factors and protect survivors in communities across the country. We support the enactment of evidence-based public policies that lead to longer, healthier lives.

Public policy advocacy is an essential strategy used by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association to affect necessary and sustainable policy, system and environmental changes that help Americans build healthier lives free of cardiovascular disease and stroke.

Our efforts in Maine and its communities are focused on five major policy areas. These are: Tobacco Free, Quality Systems of Care, Healthy Eating, Active Living, and Access to Care.


Dave Abel
President & General Manager,
Channel 8 WMTW & WPXT-Maine’s CW,

Sarah Belliveau, CPA
CEO, BerryDunn

Andrew Cook
SVP Commercial Loan Officer,
Mascoma Bank
Board Chair

Brendan Prast, MD.
Family Practice Physician, MaineHealth,
Leadership in Preventive Medicine Fellow
Board President

David Landry
CEO, Spectrum Healthcare Partners

Sarah Lewis
Director, Maine Access Immigrant Network

Thomas Lyon
Vice President, Maine Medical Center

Joan Smith
Principal, Baker Newman Noyes

Melanie Tinto
Chief Human Resources Officer, WEX

Bill Whitmore
Vice President, Business Transformation

Contact Us

American Heart Association
c/o Maine Division
4217 Park Place Ct.
Glen Allen, VA 23060

Executive Director: Brian Shankey

(603) 263-8326

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Heart and Stroke News

Find science-based stories about heart and brain health and inspiring survivor profiles from American Heart Association News.