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

New CycleNation Event Comes to Bangor Waterfront on Sunday, June 10

CycleNation is the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s (AHA/ASA) new, relay-style stationary cycling event aimed at putting the brakes on stroke and heart disease. The AHA/ASA will bring this event to the Bangor Waterfront for the first time on Sunday, June 10 with “CycleNation Bangor”. “Teams will band together for high-energy, endorphin-pumping, 25-minute cycling sessions which will help strengthen their [...]

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

Maine Heart Disease and Stroke Survivors to Gather on June 5 at Heart Association Event in Falmouth

OceanView at Falmouth and the American Heart Association (AHA) will host the 3rd annual Go Red Survivor Gathering on Tuesday, June 5 from 5:30 PM until 7:00 PM at OceanView’s Lunt Auditorium in Falmouth.  A special reception for heart disease and stroke survivors will be held from 5:00 -5:30 pm to provide an opportunity to network and share experiences.   [...]

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

Hannaford President to Chair May 20 Heart Walk in Portland, Features Timed 5K Run

Hannaford President Mike Vail, 2018 Southern Maine Heart Walk Chair The Southern Maine Heart Walk, which is the largest fundraising event for the American Heart Association (AHA) in Maine, is scheduled for May 20th in Portland. In addition to a choice of a 1-mile or 5K walk, the event will also feature a timed 5K run. Dollars raised [...]

By |May 9th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

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