Northeast Ohio & Western Pennsylvania
Help us ensure everyone in Northeast Ohio & Western Pennsylvania has the opportunity to live longer, healthier lives.
Get Involved With Your Community
- Inaugural Go Red for Women Kickoff Event - Northeast Ohio and Western PA, Location: Virtual, Date: Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 12:00 AM
- Go Red for Women - Stark and Wayne Counties, Location: Virtual, Date: Monday, February 1, 2021 - 12:00 AM
- Go Red for Women - Summit and Portage Counties, Location: Virtual, Date: Monday, February 1, 2021 - 12:00 AM
- 2021 Mercer/Lawrence Heart Ball, Date: Thursday, June 17, 2021 - 12:00 AM
Share your story, Northeast Ohio & Western Pennsylvania
Sharing your personal connection to heart disease or stroke can impact so many others. Whether you are a heart disease survivor, stroke survivor, caregiver, if you have lost a loved one or have made incredible health changes because of your family history, please consider sharing your story with us to make a difference. You embody the mission of the American Heart Association and are the reason we do the work that we do.
By filling out this form, your information will be shared with our local communications team and they will get in contact with you for more information.
Stories of the Heart
Kendel Christoff is the fourth generation of women in her family to have a heart event before 50 years old. Her great-grandmother had a stroke in her 50s, her grandmother passed away in 1996 of a heart attack, her mother had a heart attack and a stroke in her early 40s, and then Kendel became a heart attack survivor as of 32 years old.
Community Impact Corner
Firestone Park Elementary School in Akron now has its own American Heart Association Teaching Garden, creating a real-life laboratory for students to learn and experience healthy eating. This garden teaches children how to plant seeds, nurture growing plants, harvest produce and ultimately understand the value of good eating habits. The students receive garden-themed lessons to teach them about nutrition, math, science, and other subjects all while having fun in the fresh air and working with their hands. Together, we can dramatically change the way our children think about and consume food.
CPR & First Aid Training
Emergencies leave us feeling helpless, but they don’t have to. Take two minutes to learn Hands-Only CPR™ now. 70 percent of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests happen in homes. When a person has a cardiac arrest, immediate CPR can double or triple their chance of survival. Prepare to save a life, find a CPR course near you today.