American Heart Association recognizes six local companies for workplace health achievement

Scientific, evidenced-based instrument rates, recognizes workplace health programs and workforce heart health (ROCHESTER – September 19, 2017) – The 2017 results of the American Heart Association Workplace Health Achievement Index were announced and six local companies achieved Gold, Silver and Bronze level recognition for taking significant steps to build a culture of health in the workplace. Constellation Brands and Walsh [...]

By |September 19th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Over 7,000 attended 2017 Rochester Heart Walk & Run at Frontier Field raising $748,000 up from previous year

Over 7,000 individuals participated in the Rochester Heart Walk & Run event Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Frontier Field to support heart disease and stroke research and programs of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA). The Rochester Heart Walk & Run is one celebratory day in the year-round opportunity to take those small steps towards a healthier Rochester.  This year marks the 27th [...]

By |April 24th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

2017 Rochester Heart Walk & Run April 22nd @ Frontier Field

MEDIA ALERT! MEDIA ALERT! MEDIA ALERT! 2017 ROCHESTER HEART WALK & RUN WHO:                   Rochester American Heart Association WHAT:                 2017 Rochester Heart Walk & Run WHERE:              Frontier Field WHEN:                April 22, 2017. Registration opens at 7 a.m./Program begins at 8:30 a.m./Walk & Run start at 9 a.m. Pre-registration is not necessary. Anyone can come and walk or run! WHY:                  Money raised funds critical research, [...]

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

Little Steps, Big Gains – Move More!

Today, countless Monroe County residents and others across the country will take a step towards being Healthy For Good and walk to commemorate the American Heart Association’s National Walking Day. The Healthy For Good movement is designed to inspire all Americans to live healthier lives and create lasting change. It focuses on the simple idea that making small changes today [...]

Put Your Best Fork Forward! By Cindy Chan Phillips, MS, MBA, RD

Put Your Best Fork Forward! As we say good-bye to National Nutrition Month®, we move into the American Heart Association Little Steps, Big Gains month long initiative to make little changes for big gains! As part of that theme, we introduce “Put Your Best Fork Forward", which resonates with many of us any time of the year. What does this theme mean to [...]

By |April 4th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments


The state Legislature is talking about cutting state funding for public health programs by 20% as part of a state budget deal. We can’t jeopardize important hypertension, obesity prevention and other chronic and infectious disease prevention efforts for underserved New Yorkers.   Please call the leaders of the Legislature today. Here are their numbers and suggested script.   It literally [...]

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

Walking Paths from the Rochester American Heart Association help you get on the right path to a heart-healthy lifestyle!

Did you know there are 30 American Heart Association walking paths at parks, towns, schools and workplaces throughout Monroe County and Rochester? The establishment of the walking paths is the American Heart Association’s national initiative that champions walking because it has the lowest dropout rate of any physical activity. Curious as to what one of our walking paths looks [...]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Martha Auster Director of Government Relations, New York State 518.384.4735 or @HeartROC #NYTimeIsBrain   American Stroke Association Thanks Sen. Murphy and New York Senate for Passing Life-Saving Stroke Designation Legislation Association Urges Assembly To Pass Legislation Before Session Ends   Albany, New York – The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association thanks Sen. Terry Murphy (R-Yorktown) [...]

By |June 15th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Celebrate National Nutrition Month® – Savor the Flavor of Eating Right

March is National Nutrition Month® You have to love this year’s theme: Savor the Flavor of Eating Right. Savoring the flavor brings to mind family food traditions, lingering over a simple dinner with friends. It is quite the opposite of fast foods and salty snacks. This weekend, I slow-cooked a lean chuck shoulder roast in the oven, the wonderful aroma [...]

By |March 18th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Penfield High alum, students compose, write lyrics and perform American Heart Association anthem

 “Life is Why” music video original score by Josh Kusmierz, Penfield High School class of 2015 and sung by Penfield High School Chorale Rochester, NY - - The American Heart Association rolled out a new messaging campaign called “Life is Why”. Inspired by the tagline, Jackie Mangione, Regional Communications Director for Rochester and Buffalo, New York, approached students from the [...]