May is American Stroke Month: Maine Survivors Share Their Stories

During American Stroke Month in May, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) is encouraging Mainers to join together to end one of the leading causes of death and preventable disability in the state and in the U.S. Despite claiming more than 133,000 lives annually and being a leading cause of serious, long-term disability in the U.S., stroke is largely [...]

By |April 25th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Maine’s Spokeswomen Unveiled to 550 Guests at Heart Association’s Go Red For Women Luncheon

Maine's 2018 Go Red Spokeswomen: Catie Thibodeau, a stroke/endocarditis survivor, of Kennebunkport; Brook Stocks, a stroke survivor, of Milbridge; Beth York, a heart disease survivor, of Orr’s Island; and Jill Dolby Marsh, a postpartum cardiomyopathy survivor, of Scarborough. Bill Caron, President of MaineHealth, and Pat Weigel, President and CEO of Norway Savings Bank, were honored with the [...]

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

American Heart Association’s 3rd Annual HeartStrong 10K Set for April 15 in Portland

Calling all runners! The American Heart Association’s (AHA) 3rd annual HeartStrong 10K will take place on Sunday, April 15 in Portland. The event’s fundraising goal is $15,000 to benefit the lifesaving work of the AHA in Maine.   Sheri Piers of Falmouth has teamed up with the AHA for this year’s HeartStrong 10K. Piers, known for her impressive and remarkable [...]

By |March 1st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

2018 Go Red Luncheon Set for March 13 – Pat Weigel and Bill Caron to be Honored

The 2018 Go Red Luncheon will be held on Tuesday, March 13th at the Holiday Inn By the Bay in Portland. This 9th 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. Pat Weigel, Norway Savings Bank This [...]

By |January 23rd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Coastal Ridge Elementary in York Wins National Heart Association Award

Gary Urey, American Heart Association’s Youth Market Director for Maine; Eileen Brault, former PE teacher of 31 years at the school; and the school’s new PE teacher, Rich Johnston accept the award at a school assembly held on January 12, 2018. The American Heart Association’s (AHA) “Heart Healthy School Award” is a national award given to only one [...]

By |January 17th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

3rd annual “Little Heart Hero Day” for Families Affected by Heart Defects is Nov. 19 in Saco

Heart defects are the leading birth defect in Maine children. The American Heart Association is hosting its 3rd annual “Little Heart Hero Day” - an afternoon of fun and networking for children with congenital heart defects and their families – on Sunday, November 19 from 1-3 pm at the OA Centers for Orthopaedics in Saco.   Heart defects are the [...]

By |November 3rd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

American Heart Association Announces New Local, Regional Board of Director Members

Dr. Dervilla McCann of Central Maine Medical Center recently joined the AHA Maine Board. Dr. Brandei Wingard of Southern Maine Health Care recently joined the AHA Maine Board. Andrew Cook of People’s United Bank is the newest member of the AHA Maine Board.   Geoff Bruno, Superintendent of Falmouth Schools, joined the local [...]

By |September 21st, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Arundel Woman to Share Her Close Call With Heart Disease at Oct. 25 Go Red Event in Kennebunkport

Arundel Heart Survivor Mary Toussaint will share her story at the Go Red York County Event. The 13th annual Go Red For Women event for York County is scheduled for Wednesday, October 25th at The Nonantum Resort in Kennebunkport. This American Heart Association (AHA) event is focused on raising awareness of cardiovascular diseases and stroke in women as [...]

By |September 13th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Madawaska Elementary Students Raise over $13,000 through Jump Rope For Heart

Madawaska Elementary Students Andre Theriault (left) raised $1,275 and Nicholas Poitras (right) raised $1,700 for the American Heart Association through Jump Rope For Heart. Under the guidance of PE Teacher, Dan Cyr, students at Madawaska Elementary raised over $13,000 through the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Jump Rope for Heart program this past year. Out 165 schools in Maine [...]

By |August 28th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Central Maine Heart Walk, Fun Run and Kids Heart Challenge Scheduled for September 10 in Lewiston/Auburn

The 19th annual Central Maine Heart Walk will take place on Sunday, September 10th in Lewiston/Auburn to benefit the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA). The AHA’s largest event in Central Maine, the Heart Walk draws more than 1,000 walkers who together raised more than $130,000 last year.   Shawn Reed, Great Falls Marketing’s Vice President of Call Center Development [...]

By |July 27th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments