April 20, 2009
Approximately 150 people attended this year's Heart Walk, raising $9,750 so far. The 2009 goal was $15,000, but donations are still being accepted and can be mailed to the American Heart Association, Suite 125, 210 Malabu Drive, Lexington, KY 40502. The event is an annual fundraiser for the American Heart Association.
March 20, 2007
The American Heart Association will hold the kickoff luncheon for its Clark County Heart Walk at noon on Thursday at the Clark County Extension Office.The luncheon is the official start for the 2007 Clark County Heart Walk, set for April 29 on the track at George Rogers Clark High School. Dr. Alan Daugherty, a much-honored researcher and the chairman of the University of Kentucky Cardiovascular Research Center, is the featured speaker. He will discuss cardiovascular health in Kentucky, and the American Heart Association's efforts to address the state's needs.
March 1, 2007
Students at Stanford Elementary School are jumping at the chance to fight heart disease and stroke, our nation's No. 1 and No. 3 killers. The school will hold its ninth annual "Jump Rope for Heart" event the week of March 5-9. During the event, Kathy Case, physical education instructor at Stanford Elementary, will lead the students as they jump rope to raise money for the American Heart Association. The American Heart Association, which funds cardiovascular disease research and public and professional education programs, is a co-sponsor of the event, along with the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.
April 14, 2008
On Saturday, April 26, hundreds of people will get together to do their hearts good, and everyone else's hearts, too. This is the 2008 Clark County Start! Heart Walk. Across Kentucky and across the country, the American Heart Association holds walks to raise awareness of heart disease and stroke-and to raise money to fight them. Walkers secure contributions from family members, friends, co-workers and neighbors. These proceeds go to the American Heart Association, which funds scientific research, advocacy in issue areas central to cardiovascular health, and public and professional education.
June 14, 2007
The Highland Elementary School Jump Rope Team stayed hopping this past school year. The team, coached by Chris Mingo and sponsored by the American Heart Association, stayed on the go to relay their message of the importance of good heart health. The 22-member team carried their message out locally by showcasing their rope-jumping prowess at halftime of Lincoln County Middle School and High School basketball games, at the Highland Family Literacy Night and PTO, at LCHS and LCMS, the Lincoln County Senior Citizens Center and the Stanford House Nursing Home.
April 5, 2004
Seven years ago a Danville businessman died of a heart defect, leaving his 2-year-old grandson wondering why. Less than a decade after Gary Acree's death, third-grader Justin Acree has made it his mission to help other heart patients like his late grandpa. Through an annual school fund-raising campaign, Acree raised and donated, in his grandpa's and great-grandmother's memory, more than $400 in donations. "It's kind of sad when people die of heart disease, and I don't want other people to feel that," said Acree, "So I raise money for them to buy equipment and a lot of other stuff.
June 12, 2008
The Highland Elementary School jump rope team put its jumping talents to good use recently, raising over $1,600 for the American Heart Association (AHA). The Highland jump rope team, led by coach Chris Mingo, raised a grand total of $1,625.25 for the AHA through its "Jump Rope for Heart" and "Hoops for Heart" fund-raisers. The local jump rope team helped pump up the donation dollars through its performances for the Lincoln County Senior Citizen Center, Lincoln County Middle School, Lincoln County High School, Danville Montessori, the Highland Elementary Family Literacy Night and at halftime of LCHS basketball games.
February 1, 2013
Did you know that heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, killing approximately half a million American women each year? Information about how deadly heart disease is has been available for a great many years, but the general population has just recently become more aware of the dangers. For most women, it is difficult to imagine that they are anything less than healthy, choosing to take care of others over themselves. This is one of the reasons that the American Heart Association began the campaign called Go Red for Women nearly nine years ago. The statistics do not lie. More women die of heart disease each year than of any kind of cancer.
February 4, 2009
Heart disease is the No.1 killer of women in the United States. Each year, about 267,000 women die from heart attacks or other heart-related diseases. This year, you can show your support for women's heart disease prevention by participating in National Wear Red Day Feb. 6. Heart disease and heart attacks in women are commonly overlooked. Many women report early warning signs of an impending heart attack as early as a month before the attack occurs. Understanding the early warning signs of a heart attack will help decrease your chance of death.
February 2, 2009
This February, join thousands of people across the country who will come together to wear red for "Go Red Day. " This campaign is in support of women's health to bring awareness to women's heart disease. Many Americans are not aware of the increasing number of women who are dying from this deadly disease every year. According to the American Heart Association, one out of three women will die from heart disease. It comes as no surprise that this is the number one leading cause of death for women in the United States.