NEW Volunteer OPP: June 13th, 2014

What: Dinner with Heart Work Party
When: Friday, June 13th, 2014
Where: American Heart Association offices (downtown Tacoma)
Time: 11am – 3pm

Volunteer Description:
Help us prepare for the Dinner with Heart event –
Tasks include:
• Silent auction packaging
• Centerpiece prep and many other fun and creative tasks. Come for the whole time or even an hour!

If you are interested in helping out please fill out the VOLUNTEER APPLICATION and contact Rose.LeMay@heart.org  with your availability.

Thank you in advance for your help – we couldn’t do these events without great volunteers!

NEW Volunteer OPP: June 20th, 2014

What: Dinner with Heart Gala
When: Friday, June 20th, 2014
Where: Kelley Farms – Bonney Lake

Time:  SET UP 2pm – 6pm
EVENT 6pm – Midight – registration, greeters, auction etc.

Volunteer Description:
Be a part of the first annual Dinner with Heart event on June 20th! This is the new Heart Ball and is sure to be a fantastic evening, fresh local food in a relaxed farm setting. We need volunteers to help up set up silent auction and event space as well as volunteers to help during the event facilitate silent and live auction, help with registration, greet guests as they arrive and so on.
For event details visit: www.dinnerwithheart.org

 

If you are interested in helping out please fill out the VOLUNTEER APPLICATION and contact Rose.LeMay@heart.org with your availability.

Thank you ion advance for your help  – we couldn’t do these events without great volunteers!

 

CPR Weekend @ Tacoma Rainier’s Baseball Games – June 8th & 9th 2014

National CPR/AED Awarness week is June 1-7

Join us Saturday, June 7th and Sunday June 8th at the Tacoma Rainiers Baseball games @ Cheney Stadium to celebrate CPR Weekend!

Our AHA staff and volunteer team will be on concourse level teaching Hands Only CPR Techniques, sharing heart healthy resources and giving away some fun prizes! NW MINI Dealership will be debuting our official “Hands Only CPR” demo car.. you won’t want to miss it!!

CPR Week - 2 Steps to save a life
To learn more about Hands Only CPR visit: www.heart.org/handsonlycpr

To purchase tickets for the game visit: www.tacomarainiers.com/tickets

If you are interested in coming to help out at the demo booth please contact: Jessica.Sire@heart.org or 253.572.4945

NEW Volunteer Opp: June 5, 2014

What: American Heart Association Information Table @ Tacoma Farmer’s Market
When: Thursday, June 5, 2014
Time: 930am – 330pm (this includes 30 minute setup and cleanup)
SHIFTS ARE AVAILABLE! **Volunteers may sign up to help during all or a portion of the time!

Volunteer Description:
Staff an informational table at the downtown Tacoma Farmer’s Market. Volunteers will interact with attendees and share information about the American Heart Association and Heart Health resources. We do not expect volunteers to be the “expert” on the AHA or on heart health just that you are friendly and positive!

If you are interested in helping out please fill out the VOLUNTEER APPLICATION and contact Jessica Sire, Jessica.Sire@heart.org or 253.572.4945

NEW Volunteer Opp: July 10 – 12, 2014

What: Color In Motion 5K benefitting the American Heart Association
Dates/Times:
Thursday July, 10th 4pm – 8pm (preparing participant race day bags) Shifts Available
Friday July, 11th 10am-5pm (participant pick up race day bags) Shifts Available
Saturday, July 12th 6am – Noon (RACE DAY!)

Volunteer Description:
Need total 100 volunteers. 10-20 volunteers to help prepare race bags on the Thursday evening prior to the run and help distribute them to participants the day before. Day of event 80 – 100 volunteers needed to help set up “color throwing” stations along the route and staff route during the race. Volunteers will help throw bright colored cornstarch (safe!) at runners participating in 5K. This is a super fun event!! Check out details by visiting: http://www.colorinmotion5k.com/Tacoma

Volunteers must be 18 years or older. If you are interested in helping out please fill out the VOLUNTEER APPLICATION and contact Jessica Sire, Jessica.Sire@heart.org or 253.572.4945

NEW Volunteer Opp: May 22, 2014

What: Mann Elementary Health, Safety and Community Resources Fair
When: Thursday, May 22nd
Time: 430pm Set up, 5-7pm event (15 minutes additional post event clean up)

Volunteer Description:
NEED 1 – 3 Volunteers. AHA staff will provide volunteers with Health Fair Kit including health education materials to distribute to attendees. Volunteers will interact with attendees and share information about the American Heart Association and Heart Health resources. We do not expect volunteers to be the “expert” on the AHA or on heart health just that you are friendly and positive!

If you are interested in helping with this event please fill out the VOLUNTEER APPLICATION and contact Rose Lemay, Rose.Lemay@heart.org, 253.572.4996

7 ways to a Healthy Heart

Take 7 small steps to BIG Changes

1. GET ACTIVE
Walk 30 minutes a day all at once or in sessions of 10 minutes each. Take an evening walk with your family instead of watching TV. Listen to audio books and walk instead of seated with a paper book. Map out a walk visit: www.startwalkingnow.org

2. EAT BETTER
Limit foods and drinks that are high in calories but low in nutrients. Avoid processed meals; bake or broil instead of frying. Split your plate in 3 sections: veggies, lean meat, whole grains

3. MAINTAIN A HEALTHY WEIGHT
Burn as many calories as you burn. Enjoy more physical activities. Monitor your progress, keep motivated, involve friends in the challenge. Set short term goals to lose weight; reward yourself with fun activities

4. STOP SMOKING
Focus on the positive aspects of quitting; manage stress. Start by smoking less cigarettes. Know your triggers: driving, drinking. Involve someone else for support

5. CONTROL CHOLESTEROL
Eat more fruits, grains, vegetables which contain no cholesterol. Limit saturated fats, trans fats and cholesterol from meats, butter, and dairy. Know your numbers and what they mean! www.heart.org/conditions

6. MANAGE BLOOD PRESSURE
High blood pressure shows no symptoms. Don’t just trust how your feel. Know your numbers! Normal blood pressure reads 120/80mmHg. Consume a healthy diet, decrease salt intake, manage stress. Visit your doctor! In some cases medication is needed.

7. REDUCE BLOOD SUGAR
Eat Small portions more frequently during the day. Choose longer to digest carbohydrates: whole wheat, fruits, vegetables. Reduce refined carbohydrates: cookies, donuts, candy, soft drinks. Drink enough water.

LEARN AND LIVE!

Visit: www.MyLifeCheck.org

Take the simple test to asses your own heart health!