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

New Kids Obstacle Course and Timed 5K Planned for May 15 Heart Walk in Portland

The Southern Maine Heart Walk, which is the largest fundraising event for the American Heart Association (AHA) in Maine, is scheduled for May 15th in Portland. New this year, the event will feature a chip timed 5K and “Kids Heart Challenge” obstacle course.   The fundraising goal is $290,000 for the event raised through corporate donations and walk teams. Dollars [...]

By |April 12th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Bangor Valentine’s Heart Gala: 17th annual American Heart Association event is Feb. 12

St. Joseph Healthcare is the “Gold Heart Honoree” The American Heart Association (AHA) in Maine will hold its 17th annual fundraising event on Friday, February 12th at Morgan Hill Events Center in Hermon. The Bangor Valentine’s Heart Gala is the AHA’s major fundraising event in the Bangor area with a goal to raise $125,000 to support the AHA’s research, education [...]

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

Great Falls Marketing Wins Community Heart Award

The American Heart Association presented Great Falls Marketing with the inaugural Community Heart Award this week during a ceremony at their Mill Street headquarters in Auburn. The award honors a first-time participating company with the highest fundraising level, along with management support, for the Central Maine Heart Walk which was held on September 13th. The Great Falls Marketing walk team [...]

By |October 30th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Maine’s First-Ever Little Heart Hero Day Held in Augusta

CHD Survivor Connor Keyes of Topsham The American Heart Association (AHA) in Maine hosted its first-ever “Little Heart Hero Day” on October 25th. Close to 100 people from across the state gathered for family fun and networking at the Kennebec Valley YMCA in Augusta. What did these families have in common?  A child with a congenital heart defect (CHD)  has touched their [...]

By |October 27th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|1 Comment

Dr. Reed Quinn and Katie Fullam Harris to be Honored at Go Red Luncheon

The 2016 Go Red Luncheon will be held on Tuesday, March 15 at the Holiday Inn By the Bay in Portland. This 7th annual American Heart Association (AHA) event aims to educate attendees about heart disease and stroke in women while raising research funds to help educate, diagnose, and treat these diseases. Katie Fullam Harris, Crystal Heart Honoree [...]

By |October 7th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|1 Comment

Central Maine Heart Walk Set for September 13th

The 17th annual Central Maine Heart Walk will take place on Sunday, September 13th in Lewiston/Auburn to benefit the American Heart Association (AHA). The AHA’s largest event in Central Maine, the Heart Walk draws approximately 1,200 walkers who together raised more than $127,000 last year. This year’s goal is $175,000.   “When you join Heart Walk, you join more than [...]

By |August 20th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments