Know Your Numbers: Diabetes & High Blood Pressure Major Risk Factors for Heart Disease and Stroke

- By Dr. Brandei Wingard, Cath Lab Director, Southern Maine Health Care Cardiology and American Heart Association (Maine) Board Member February is American Heart Month - a great time to focus on your heart health and what you can do to prevent heart disease to live a longer, stronger life. Diabetes and high blood pressure are major risk factors for [...]

By |February 4th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Local Professionals Inspire Female High School Students to Pursue STEM Careers at “STEM Goes Red” Event

  Dr. Lucy Liaw, a Faculty Scientist in the Center for Molecular Medicine at Maine Medical Center Research Institute, brought the students into her lab to show them how laboratory science supports medical discoveries. Forty five female students from Deering, Casco Bay, and South Portland high schools participated in the American Heart Association’s STEM Goes Red event on [...]

By |December 14th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

50 Local High School Students to Participate in American Heart Association’s “STEM Goes Red” Event in Scarborough on December 5

Approximately 50 female students from Deering, Casco Bay, and South Portland high schools will participate in the American Heart Association’s STEM Goes Red event on December 5 at the Maine Medical Center Research Institute. The goal is to close the gender gap in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) fields and to inspire students to become advocates for women’s heart [...]

By |November 29th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

2019 Central Maine Heart Walk – New Leadership Committee and Event Date Announced

The Central Maine Heart Walk, which is the largest fundraising event for the American Heart Association in Lewiston, is scheduled for April 28, 2019. The event, to be held at Simard-Payne Park, will feature a choice of a 1-mile or 5K walk, healthy snacks, and fun family activities.   The volunteer committee has set a goal to raise $150,000 through [...]

By |November 14th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Guest Blogger Shelly Afthim Shares Her Journey Living with Heart Failure

Follow this page for updates from Shelly Afthim, Southern Maine Heart Walk Director and Heart Failure Patient, as she shares her journey. 11/5/18: Sometimes I impress myself! Decided that if I’m going to get my heart better, I need to plan our meals better! A lot of work but hopefully this gets us through the week without anyone saying “there [...]

By |October 31st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

L.L. Bean’s Steve Smith to Chair 2019 Southern Maine Heart Walk

L.L. Bean President and CEO Steve Smith The Southern Maine Heart Walk, which is the largest fundraising event for the American Heart Association in Maine, is scheduled for May 19, 2019 in Portland. In addition to a choice of a 1-mile or 5K walk, the event will also feature a timed 5K run.   Steve Smith, President and [...]

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

4th Annual “Little Heart Hero Day” is October 28 in Augusta

Congenital heart defects (CHDs) are the leading birth defect in Maine children, however many parents of these children report feeling alone when their child is diagnosed. To help connect families across Maine and to provide a fun day for children with CHDs, the American Heart Association is hosting its 4th annual “Little Heart Hero Day” on Sunday, October 28 from [...]

By |October 3rd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

New Kids Heart Challenge™ marks American Heart Association’s 40th year in nation’s schools

Students in elementary schools in Maine and around the country have a new way to move their bodies toward heart health, earn benefits for their schools and give back to their community this school year. The American Heart Association today announced details of its new Kids Heart Challenge™, which includes jump rope, basketball, dance and warrior (obstacle course) components. “The [...]

By |September 26th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

American Heart Association Names New Maine Board President, Chair

Dr. Dervilla McCann, AHA Maine Board President The American Heart Association (AHA) is the nation’s oldest, largest voluntary organization devoted to reducing cardiovascular disease and stroke risks. The AHA in Maine recently appointed new leadership for its Board of Directors.  Dr. Dervilla McCann, Chief of Population Health at Central Maine Medical Center, is the new Board President. Mindy [...]

By |August 13th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Purse-onality” Event on June 27 in Kennebunkport to benefit Go Red For Women Campaign

"Baseball Mom" The American Heart Association in Maine (AHA) will hold its 2nd annual Go Red “Purse-onality” event on Wednesday, June 27 at the Nonantum Resort in Kennebunkport from 5-7 PM. This event features a silent auction of more than 25 purse packages donated by local supporters. Each purse is hand-selected and filled with items and mementos that reflect [...]

By |June 12th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments