Tacoma Color in Motion 5K – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Please VOLUNTEER for July 17th and/or July 18th to support the Tacoma Color in Motion 5K.

The American Heart Association has been chosen as this year’s benefitting charity of the 2015 Color in Motion 5K in Tacoma, WA.  A $40 donation will be made to the AHA on behalf of every volunteer who works a 4-hour shift either on Friday (packet pickup day) or Saturday (event day).

Volunteer Shifts Available:

Packet Pick up Day – Friday, July 17 @ Auburn Sport Authority

11am – 7pm  (4hr shifts)

Volunteer duties:  Assist Runners check in and pick up runner’s packets

Color In Motion Event Day – Saturday, July 18 @ Cheney Stadium

7am – 1pm (4hr shifts)

Volunteer Duties:

–          Set up

–          Registration/Packet Pickup

–          Swag Store

–          Color Station (The most fun! Throw color on the runners!!)

–          Finish Line

–          Clean Up

Interested in volunteering? Please contact Jessica Sire, 253.572.4945 or Jessica.Sire@heart.org



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