Volunteers Needed: Dinner With Heart

Please help us make Dinner With Heart a spectacular event by volunteering some of your time! We have several small projects that you can help us with either within our office in Tacoma or during the day of the event.

If you have any time that you are willing to lend us during these next two weeks in preparation for this June 5th event at Kelley Farm in Bonney Lake, we would very much appreciate your support!

Please email Rose.Lemay@heart.org or call 253-572-4996 if you or someone you know would like to support Dinner With Heart as a volunteer or to provide a donation.

Volunteer hours or shifts are flexible and entirely based on your needs!

For more information about this wonderful event or to sign-up online, check out the website below:


Fit-Friendly Worksite Forum: May 21, 2015

Tomorrow (May 21st) is a free event that promotes healthy and happy worksites. Tim Burnett, Director of Mindfulness Northwest, will discuss the implementation of mindfulness into worksite wellness programs. Experts from the field will share best practices in nutrition and healthy vending machines and how to use technology to improve physical activity. Attendees will leave with terrific new ideas and connections to stay excited, as well as resources to share with their organizations.

Date: Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Location: Pacific Medical Center, 1200 12th Ave. S.  Seattle, WA.

RSVP or ask questions at puget.sound@heart.org or call 206-336.7200



Dinner With Heart: 05 June 2015


What: Dinner With Heart

When: Friday, June 5, 2015 at 6:00pm

Where: Kelley Farm in Bonney Lake

Dinner With Heart is an annual event hosted by the American Heart Association to raise funds for medical research and programs that focus on reducing cardiovascular disease and stroke. Please contribute your time as a volunteer to help make this endeavor a success!

The event is a gathering of prominent business professionals and medical leaders that are contributing to the fight against against heart disease. The event includes splendid food and wine served in a rustic farmhouse setting. There will also be live and silent auctions, as well as great music! If you are interested in attending as guest or a volunteer, please visit dinnerwithheart.org or call 253-572-9003.

Open Your Heart for this amazing event and join us for a nice summer night at Kelley Farm!

American Stroke Month: May 2015

To learn more about the Warning Signs and Symptoms of a Stoke visit: www.heart.org/strokewarningsignsandsymptoms

To learn more about the Warning Signs and Symptoms of a Stoke visit: http://www.heart.org/strokewarningsignsandsymptoms

American Stroke Month is an opportunity to remind ourselves and each other about the dangers of stroke and how to spot a stroke if it occurs. Most Americans do not realize that stroke is a major health concern that claims millions of lives no matter what age, gender, or ethnicity.

Stroke is the NO. 5 cause of death and leading cause of disability in the United States. Every 40 seconds someone has a stroke and 1 out of every 6 people will suffer a stroke within his or her lifetime. Needless to say, it is a very serious problem that every American should be concerned with.

The good news is that stroke is largely preventable, treatable, and can ultimately be overcome. Please help us end stroke by educating your friends and family on the risks and providing them with the steps on how to react if someone nearby suffers from a stroke. You can use the acronym “F.A.S.T” as a brief guideline on how to identify stroke:

Face Drooping

Arm Weakness

Speech Difficulty

Time To Call 911

You can find additional information about American Stroke Month at the following website:




Go Red For Women: April 28, 2015


Go Red For Women is the American Heart Association’s nationwide movement to rally against heart disease while celebrating the energy and courage of women to overcome the threat of cardiovascular-related fatalities.  While heart disease is a danger to all Americans, females are actually at higher risk than men.

Each year, 1 in 3 women die of heart disease and stroke. But you can help change that!

Please join us at the Go Red For Women Luncheon and be part of a movement to help raise awareness and save more lives.

Where: Museum of Glass, 1801 Dock Street, Tacoma WA 

When: Tuesday, April 28 at 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM


The Go Red For Women movement provides women with tips and information on healthy eating, exercise, and risk factor reduction, such as smoking cessation, weight management, blood pressure control, and managing blood cholesterol levels.

Please contact your Pierce County American Heart Association at: 253-572-4996 or Rose.LeMay@heart.org

You can also find more information at:





Strike Out Stroke: May 29, 2015


Please join us for the 3rd annual Strike Out Stroke event at Safeco Field. Together we will raise awareness about stroke warning signs and how to respond F.A.S.T.


What: Strike Out Stroke, Seattle Mariners Game

When: Friday, May 29th at 7:10pm

Where: Safeco Field, Seattle

PRICING: $12 View Level or $27 Main Level

To purchase tickets or for more information, please visit:


Enter the promotion code: STROKE

The Walking Season Kicks Off

Over 320 fun-loving walkers came out and joined us today at Wright Park to celebrate National Walking Day! This relaxing walk route was hosted by the American Heart Association and Downtown on the Go and it included a tour of the park by local experts. It was not only a scenic and healthy experience but educational as well!

Check out this link to read more about how our ninth annual National Walking Day was celebrated across ten Western States:



The American Heart Association recommends 40 minutes of aerobic exercise of moderate to vigorous intensity 3-4 times a week to lower risks for heart attack and stroke. The simplest, positive change you can make to effectively improve your heart health is to start walking. A walking program is flexible and boasts high success rates because people can stick with it. It’s easy for walking to become a regular and satisfying part of life.

Show your support for the benefits of walking and physical activity by joining us for the 2015 Heart and Stroke Walk on Saturday, October 3rd at the LeMay Car Museum in Tacoma.

For more information visit: www.SouthSoundHeartWalk.org