The American Heart Association and MEMIC Team Up to Help Mainers Save More Lives

According to the American Heart Association (AHA), 90 percent of people who suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrests die. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), especially if performed immediately, can double or triple a cardiac arrest victim’s chance of survival. If you are called on to give CPR in an emergency, you will most likely be trying to save the life of someone you know: [...]

By |May 29th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Southern Maine Heart Walk on May 21 Features 5K Run and Obstacle Course

The Southern Maine Heart Walk, which is the largest fundraising event for the American Heart Association (AHA) in Maine, is scheduled for May 21st in Portland. In addition to a choice of a 1-mile or 5K walk, the event will also feature a 5K run and “Kids Heart Challenge” obstacle course.   This year’s fundraising efforts are being led by [...]

By |April 20th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

American Heart Association’s 2nd Annual HeartStrong 10K Postponed until April 9

Calling all runners! The American Heart Association’s (AHA) 2nd annual HeartStrong 10K will take place on Sunday, April 9 in Portland. The event’s fundraising goal is $15,000 to benefit the livesaving work of the American Heart Association in Maine.  The event was originally scheduled for April 2, but was postponed due to a weekend snowstorm.  “The HeartStrong 10K is the perfect [...]

By |February 23rd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Subway Fundraiser Aims to Provide Maine High Schools with CPR Training Kits

Subway stores in Maine will participate in a campaign starting on February 6 with a goal to place CPR in Schools Kits in several Maine high schools. The campaign, which will conclude in May, benefits the American Heart Association (AHA) in Maine and supports their goal to train all Maine high school students in Hands-Only CPR. Subway customers will be [...]

By |February 6th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Little Red Hats are Warming Hearts in a Big Way

The American Heart Association | American Stroke Association (AHA) has teamed up with three Maine hospitals - Maine Medical Center, Central Maine Medical Center and Eastern Maine Medical Center - for the “Little Hats, Big Hearts” program. This initiative will provide approximately 500 newborns with a hand-made, red infant cap during February, which is American Heart Month. The purpose is [...]

By |January 30th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

American Heart Association’s “Go Red York County Event” Aims to Inspire, Educate Women about Their Leading Threat

Heart Disease Survivor Monica Salamone will share her story at this 12th annual event to benefit the American Heart Association. The 12th annual Go Red For Women event for York County is scheduled for Wednesday, December 7th at the Nonantum Resort in Kennebunkport. This American Heart Association (AHA) event is focused on raising the awareness of cardiovascular diseases [...]

By |October 28th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Second Annual “Little Heart Hero Day” for Families Affected by Heart Defects is Oct. 16 in Lewiston

Connor Keyes of Brunswick wears his "Heart Hero" cape at last year's event. Heart defects are the leading birth defect in Maine children. The American Heart Association is hosting its second annual “Little Heart Hero Day” - an afternoon of fun and networking for children with congenital heart defects and their families – on Sunday, October 16th at [...]

By |September 26th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

American Heart Association Funding Two Cardiovascular Research Projects at Maine Institution

The American Heart Association (AHA) is currently funding two research grants at a local research facility. The grants - both currently active at Maine Medical Center Research Institute in Scarborough – total $257,100 to help further the AHA’s mission of building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. An existing grant awarded to Senior Scientist Calvin Vary is ongoing, [...]

By |August 4th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Maine Students Raise Record-Breaking Half Million Dollars through Jump Rope For Heart, Hoops for Heart Programs

Jump Rope for Heart and Hoops for Heart are fundraising events that take place in elementary schools and middle schools all over the nation. Participants learn jump rope and basketball skills and raise money for the American Heart Association (AHA) while learning how to develop heart-healthy habits like being physically active. Breaking a new Maine record, students across Maine together [...]

By |July 20th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Go Red York County Event Planned for December 7 at Nonantum Resort in Kennebunkport

The 12th annual Go Red For Women event for York County is scheduled for Wednesday, December 7th at the Nonantum Resort in Kennebunkport. This American Heart Association (AHA) event is focused on raising the awareness of cardiovascular diseases and stroke in women as well as educating the attendees on how to prevent this widespread health threat.   Eric Andrews, Chief [...]

By |June 28th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments