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American Heart Association says Middle Tennessee is getting ready to walk #18Kminutes for National Walking Day

 

American Heart AssociationNashville, TN – We lose nearly 18,000 Tennesseans each year from heart diseases and stroke. Yet these are largely preventable through healthy living behaviors – like walking.

So let’s take steps to turn that 18,000 around.

This Wednesday, April 1st, is National Walking Day. The American Heart Association is asking Middle Tennessee to walk a total of 18,000 minutes. Everyone is asked to take a heart-healthy walk wherever they are, and to “donate” their minutes walked toward the goal.

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American Heart Association’s 12th annual National Wear Red Day is Friday, February 6th

 

Biggest-ever National Wear Red Day features buildings, people, places going red for women’s heart health; many local activities coming

Go Red for Women - American Heart AssociationNashville, TN – The Middle Tennessee skyline will take on a special heartwarming red glow next Friday.

Twenty-two local buildings will be lighting up red as part of the 12th annual National Wear Red Day on Friday, February 6th, as part of the biggest Go Red celebration ever in Middle Tennessee. This icon day of the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement is the day when everyone Goes Red across the nation to support women’s fight against heart disease, their No. 1 killer.

American Heart Association’s National Wear Red Day

American Heart Association’s National Wear Red Day

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Fort Campbell’s ACS Survivor Outreach Services “Unit Boot War”

 

Fort Campbell's Morale, Welfare and Recreation - MWRFort Campbell, KY – Here’s a way to honor our fallen Soldiers, show your competitive style and win the use of Joe Swing Recreation Facility for your Battalion or Squadron holiday party.

Army Community Service (ACS) Survivor Outreach Services (SOS) is collecting military boots to be used at the Fort Campbell Hero & Remembrance Run, Walk or Roll event on November 1st.

We need nearly 7,000 boots to line the 5K route. These boots can be from any service, in any color and in any condition. Each boot will be assigned a photo and name of a service member that has been killed in action since 9/11. «Read the rest of this article»

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Twenty Two leading CEOs join the American Heart Association in a Groundbreaking Initiative to Significantly shift the Culture of Health in the Workplace

 

The American Heart Association CEO Roundtable launches with new survey showing American workers overestimate their health—leading to increased risk of heart disease and other serious illness

American Heart AssociationNew York, NY – Only July 8th, Nancy Brown, CEO of the American Heart Association (AHA), Henry Kravis, Co-CEO and Co-Chairman of KKR & Co. L.P., Terry Lundgren, Chairman and CEO of Macy’s, Inc., and 19 additional CEOs from some of America’s largest companies announced the formation of the American Heart Association CEO Roundtable.

This groundbreaking initiative is designed to create a workplace culture in which healthy choices are the default choices. As part of the announcement, the AHA also released results from a new Nielsen online survey among 2,004 employees1 showing that Americans overestimate their health—putting them at greater risk for heart disease and other serious illness. «Read the rest of this article»

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Red Cross Helps Arkansas Tornado Survivors With Shelter, Food and Relief Supplies

 

As severe weather threat continues, people should prepare and use free app alerts

American Red CrossNashville, TN – The American Red Cross is helping people in Arkansas and several other states affected by Sunday’s devastating tornadoes.

More than 200 people spent Sunday night in shelters in Arkansas that were opened or supported by Red Cross workers. The Red Cross is also providing health and mental health services and Red Cross emergency vehicles will be distributing food throughout the affected areas. «Read the rest of this article»

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American Heart Association announces National Wear Red Day this Friday, February 7th

 

Go Red for Women - American Red CrossNashville, TN – If you’re “seeing red” this week, it’s a good thing! Red is the color of the week and beyond, marking American Heart Month and the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement.

National Wear Red Day is this Friday, February 7th, a day when everyone wears red to support women’s fight against heart disease, their No. 1 killer. More women die of heart disease than all forms of cancer combined.  In Tennessee, about 9000 women die each year from cardiovascular disease. Yet up to 80% of cardiovascular disease is preventable through healthy living choices we make every day.

National Wear Red Day is this Friday

National Wear Red Day is this Friday

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American Red Cross Holiday Campaign Urges Public to Give Something that Means Something

 

People can donate money, holiday cards or time

American Red CrossClarksville, TN – The American Red Cross has launched its holiday campaign and urged people to give hope to those in need by giving something meaningful during the upcoming holiday season.

“Make this holiday season truly meaningful by supporting the Red Cross Holiday Campaign and helping a victim of disaster or by remembering a member of the Armed Forces who is far from home,” said  Julie Campos, Chapter Executive for the American Red Cross, Two Rivers Chapter. «Read the rest of this article»

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Greater Nashville Heart Walk to impact Heart Health on October 12th

 

American Heart Association - Heart WalkNashville, TN – Someone has a heart attack every 34 seconds. Someone has a stroke every 40 seconds. Heart disease and stroke make a huge impact on the health of Middle Tennessee – but the upcoming Heart Walk aims to make an even bigger impact by fighting back against the no. 1 and no. 4 killers of Americans.

The American Heart Association’s Greater Nashville Heart Walk will bring together more than 12,000 walkers at Vanderbilt University on Saturday, October 12th, 2013, in one of the largest non-competitive walks in all of Tennessee. The event is free and open to all, but fundraising and donations are encouraged.

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American Heart Association’s Greater Nashville Heart Walk to take place October 12th

 

Team Signups going on now

American Heart Association - Greater NashvilleHeart WalkNashville, TN – It’s Heart Walk time! Three months from now, the Greater Nashville Heart Walk will take place at Vanderbilt University on Saturday, October 12th, 2013. Team registration is open, and teams are encouraged to sign up and set their fundraising goals at www.nashvilleheartwalk.org. There is no registration fee.

The annual event is the largest single fundraiser for the American Heart Association, and funds go to vital research, public health programs and community education about the no. 1 killer of Americans, cardiovascular disease.

Signups for the American Heart Association's Greater Nashville Heart Walk going on now.

Signups for the American Heart Association’s Greater Nashville Heart Walk going on now.

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State Representative Joe Pitts reminds Tennesseans to Beware of Scams during the Holiday Season

 

The Seal of the State of TennesseeNashville, TN – Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts (D-Clarksville) wants to remind everyone that scam artists, especially during the holiday season, are playing the role of Scrooge and as the old saying goes, “if it sounds to good to be true, it probably is”.

“Holidays bring concerns about scams. Exercise caution when approached because something that sounds too good to be true, probably is,” Pitts said. «Read the rest of this article»

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