Heart Association names new director

Nancy Luke 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 home [...]

By |January 8th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Nourishment for body and soul at Brattleboro housing complex

Children at Moore Court in Brattleboro get a real feel for how much sugar the average American consumes in sugary drinks alone in a year by hefting 5 lb. bags of sugar. The average is 34 lb. Tina Zuk, right, the government relations director for the American Heart Association in Vermont, talked to the children and families about healthy [...]

By |October 24th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Summer Tips for a Healthy Heart

Summer can bring many happy memories – family vacations, summer camp, days at the shore, staying up late and watching the sun set. No matter what your summer traditions include, be sure to keep in mind your heart and brain health throughout the longer daylight hours. According to the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association, heart disease and stroke [...]

By |June 22nd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Little Red Hats are Warming Hearts in a Big Way

American Heart Association “Little Hats, Big Hearts” program raises awareness of heart defects The American Heart Association | American Stroke Association has teamed up with seven of Vermont’s birthing hospitals for the “Little Hats, Big Hearts” program. This initiative will provide approximately 350 newborns with a handmade, red infant cap in February during American Heart Month to celebrate heart health [...]

By |January 24th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|2 Comments

10th annual Go Red For Women Luncheon set for Thursday

  UVM’s Jan Carney to be Honored at Vermont’s Go Red For Women Luncheon on Jan. 26  The American Heart Association’s (AHA) 10th annual Go Red For Women Luncheon will take place on Thursday, January 26 at the Sheraton Burlington Hotel and Conference Center. With a theme “Change Starts Today,” the luncheon will feature educational breakout sessions, a silent auction, [...]

By |January 24th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Vermont Celebrates National Walking Day

The American Heart Association promotes walking as part of a month-long awareness campaign; asks America to “donate” minutes walked On April 6th,  countless numbers of Vermonters will lace up their sneakers and walk to commemorate the annual American Heart Association’s National Walking Day. And this year, there’s a fun way to participate nationally: everyone who walks on April 6 can [...]

By |April 5th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

American Stroke Association urges public to learn song on World Stroke Day, Oct. 29

Sing F-A-S-T FAST to end stroke As part of World Stroke Day on Oct. 29, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association is urging the public to sing a tune that could save lives. The F.A.S.T. Song helps people learn the most common warning signs of stroke and what to do if one occurs: If someone has a stroke near you, [...]

By |October 29th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments


More than 600 Heart Walk participants and volunteers gathered at Oakledge Park in Burlington on Saturday, September 26, 2015. Families, co-workers and survivors gathered under sunny skies to celebrate the Vermont Heart Walk and raised more than $60,000 to support vital research and education. The top fundraising team was Danform Shoes who raised $3,082. They are the first to win [...]

By |October 23rd, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Business leader strides for heart healthier community

The American Heart Association is pleased to have Jim Turnbaugh, Vice President of Turnbaugh Insurance Agency chair the 2015 Vermont Heart Walk. In this role, Turnbaugh has provided volunteer leadership for corporate involvement of Heart Walk teams and sponsorships. "The Heart Walk plays an important role in our region’s ongoing fight against heart disease and stroke, and raises awareness about [...]

By |September 16th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments
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Coalition Celebrates 10-year Anniversary of Smoke-free Bars and Private Clubs

Current and past legislators, health care providers, youth advocates and restaurant patrons gathered at the DoubleTree Hotel in South Burlington to celebrate 10 years of breathing clean indoor air in restaurants, bars and private clubs in Vermont and to urge supporters to continue the fight for clean indoor air, including prohibiting the use of e-cigarettes wherever smoking is prohibited.   [...]

By |September 4th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments