hidden Two-Time Stroke Survivor Travels from VT to DC for Lobby Day

Two-Time Stroke Survivor Travels from VT to DC for Lobby Day

Barre resident and stroke survivor Jamie Heath visited Washington DC this week to lobby on behalf of the American Heart Association. Jamie was joined by her mother, Joanne Leclerc, and Dr. Prospero Gogo of University of Vermont Medical Center. Together, they met with Vermont congressional members to advocate for important policy change. One policy was

hidden Vermont Needs To Take Action Against Obesity

Vermont Needs To Take Action Against Obesity

The new State of Obesity report recently showed that more than 1 in 4 Vermont adults is obese. Health habits are learned at a young age and early prevention is key to ensuring our children grow up healthy. Research shows that what children drink from birth through age 5 can impact their long-term health. The

hidden Health Crisis Remains In The Heart Of Hispanic Culture

Health Crisis Remains In The Heart Of Hispanic Culture

With about 56.6 million of our nation’s population being of Hispanic decent, it is important that the largest growing minority group know their risks for heart disease and stroke. National Hispanic Heritage Month spans from September 15 to October 15 and while it is a great time to celebrate the amazing music, art, language, food,

hidden Vermont’s First-Ever CycleNation Brings Hundreds To Waterfront

Vermont’s First-Ever CycleNation Brings Hundreds To Waterfront

Hundreds of people gathered at the Burlington Waterfront on August 15 to stop the cycle of heart disease and stroke by cycling! The American Heart Association’s CycleNation event raises awareness for the nation’s No. 1 and No. 5 killers – heart disease and stroke. In its first year in Vermont, 50 bikes were stationed at

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Voigt Pritchard to chair CycleNation

Winooski resident Sarah Voigt Pritchard, QKA, is excited about chairing the American Heart Association’s first CycleNation event in Vermont.  “CycleNation is fitness-focused, it’s in a beautiful place at a beautiful time of year, and it will raise awareness about the American Heart Association and heart and brain health,” Voigt Pritchard, a senior retirement plan consultant

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Heart Association names new director

Nancy Luke is hard at work leading the American Heart Association’s efforts to improve the health of all Vermonters. The new development director joined the Heart Association in September, after working for eight-and-a-half years as the marketing and development director of the United Way in Addison County. She has also had her own company, a

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Nourishment for body and soul at Brattleboro housing complex

Children at Moore Court, a low-income housing complex near Green Street School in Brattleboro, have been exploring food in art as part of their regular “Art in the Neighborhood” project. On Tuesday, Oct. 23, from 5 to 6:30 p.m.,  at Moore Court, the American Heart Association treated the children and residents of Moore Court to

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Deb Loughlin to be recognized with Crystal Heart Award at VT Go Red For Women Luncheon

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association will recognize Deb Loughlin with the Crystal Heart Award at the Vermont Go Red For Women Luncheon on Feb. 1, 2018 in South Burlington, VT. The Crystal Heart Award celebrates the success and commitment of a local woman who has served as an advocate, a volunteer and a role