Anne’s Story of Heart & Family History

My name is Anne. I am a surgical nurse and have been active my whole life. Being healthy was always important to me, but I didn’t think much about the impact my family history would have on my health. My father had heart disease and a five-vessel bypass when he was in his mid-sixties. I was divorced with two young children [...]

By |March 21st, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments


As a physical education teacher, Donald Levine knows that when children are active, they focus more, think more clearly, react to stress more calmly and perform and behave better in class. But Levine takes it one step further by leading his students in a fund-raising activity to benefit the American Heart Association. In 2018, his school raised the most money [...]

By |March 15th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments


The American Heart Association announces it will host its fourteenth annual Greater Hartford Go Red For Women Luncheon presented by Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at the Connecticut Convention Center. Over 600 men and women are expected to attend the luncheon which is designed to empower local women with education & awareness on their number one health [...]

By |February 28th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Anchors Go Red on National Wear Red Day!

Welcome to the blog, News Anchors! The American Heart Association invites you to wear RED on-air on Friday, February 1st to help share the truth about heart disease and make ending it a reality. Share on-air why you are wearing red and “Going Red” and post photos to social media using #GoRedCT (Connecticut) or #GoRedMass (Massachusetts) so we can retweet/like [...]

By |January 31st, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

I’m Never Giving Up…Joe’s Story

My story begins in 2011. I had just gone through a divorce and had gotten into great shape or as I called it, dating shape. I was house sitting for friends and had run three miles on the treadmill pushing myself quite hard. As I finished I noticed I wasn’t feeling well and decided to rest a little before going [...]

By |November 15th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Be At Your Peak This Holiday Season

You can be the best you – at your peak this holiday season – by eating smart, moving more and making your well-being a priority. And you don’t have to put these healthy habits on pause during the holidays. We’ve got lots of ways to make the healthy choice the easy choice, as well as the fun and festive choice! [...]

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

Sweet Caroline

By: Caroline’s Mom, Melissa Guarracino "Caroline is a sassy, intelligent and charismatic 5-year-old." We have a trend in our little family to only use due dates as a (very, VERY) general guideline. None of our children have been born in the month they were due. So, when my late August due date came and went for baby number [...]

By |November 6th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

2018 Hartford Heart Walk Co-Chairs Announced

        Corliss Montesi The American Heart Association, the largest voluntary health organization fighting heart disease and other cardiovascular diseases, announces Corliss Montesi of Stanley Black & Decker and Kay Mooney of Aetna, as co-chairs of the 2018 Hartford Heart Walk. The 26th annual Hartford Heart Walk will take place on Saturday, October 6 at a NEW location, the [...]

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

American Heart Association and Hartford HealthCare Join Together to End Stroke In Connecticut

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA), along with Hartford HealthCare, are encouraging Connecticut residents to join to end stroke, the state’s fourth leading cause of death. Despite claiming more than 133,000 lives annually in the United States, and an average of 1,300 deaths a year in Connecticut, as many as 80 percent of strokes remain preventable. Most people who [...]

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

American Heart Association Announces Co-Chairs for the 2018 Eastern Connecticut Heart Walk

The American Heart Association, the largest voluntary health organization fighting heart disease and other cardiovascular diseases, announces Kevin Brown of Mohegan Tribe and Donna Handley of Hartford HealthCare will co-chair the 2018 Eastern Connecticut Heart Walk. The annual event will take place on Sunday, September 23 at the Mohegan Reservation in Uncasville.   Brown and Handley will lead the organizational and [...]

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