“Anniversary, Birthday, Thanksgiving…What a Day”

“5 years ago, August 23, 2007, is the day I had my open-heart surgery. I remember as if it were yesterday. More healthy, healing, positive energy from family and friends was sent my way that day than anyone ever deserved. I would imagine all survivors can relate to how I feel. I’m more alive today than I’ve ever been. So many blessings and good fortune have come my way.  Everyday, I make it my … [Read more...]

SB68 Fails in the Colorado Senate.

This bill failed in committee for several reasons.  I was able to testify in favor of the bill, but we were faced with some unexpected issues.  We'll try again next year. CPR in Schools: SB 98 would incorporate CPR training into high school curriculum. CPR and AEDs are tools that can save a life when sudden cardiac arrest occurs. We want everyone to be trained in CPR so they can be a lifesaver … [Read more...]

Just In… WTG Team, “Outrunning My Shadow”

This Just In.... Team "Outrunning My Shadow" earns "Top Community Team" Award for 2nd year.  Las Vegas Heart Walk 2011. Great thanks to all that donated, walked, supported or had us in your thoughts.   We walked for everyone:)  Heart Healthy Days Ahead for us all:) Keith … [Read more...]

Every Dollar and Volunteer Hour Helps

Less than 2 weeks left. October 15th is the big day in Las Vegas. Join me in fighting the #1 Killer of Americans. Your support and generous donation for ANY amount helps to fight this disease through research, education and awareness campaigns in your neighborhoods and States. We are doing some great things this year. Join my team, "Outrunning My Shadow" or donate to my page. If you're … [Read more...]

Mr. Keith Goes To Washington – For YOU

I was selected to by the American Heart Association to attend the You’re the Cure on the Hill Lobby Days in Washington D.C. next week. The event will include more than 350 Advocates, Medical Researchers, Doctors, and Survivors. I was asked to represent the AHA and attend as a Survivor, National Advocate, and Heart Hero. We’ll be on Capitol Hill to share our stories with our Senators and … [Read more...]

Las Vegas Heart Walk 2011

Please Visit My Heart Walk Page … [Read more...]

Las Vegas Health – Keith Ahrens

Las Vegas Health Magazine.  An Article by Sharon Chayra, October 8, 2010. Sharon interviewed me for this article on heart disease and obesity.  She's a terrific writer and health advocate. Enjoy. Click the link to read the full article: Heart Disease, Obesity & Sleep | Las Vegas Health Magazine … [Read more...]

Putting It In Perspective

On a radio interview from southern Texas, we were discussing Heart Healthy Lifestyle Changes and the host said to me, “You don’t eat fried chicken anymore?”  I told him “not any more”.  He said, “I could never give up my fried chicken.  That would be way too extreme.”  “Extreme”, I said.  “To me, extreme is an eleven-inch scar on my chest.”  To that he responded, “Well, I guess I can cut way back … [Read more...]

Giving Back From The Heart

Please watch the video and learn about someone making a difference.  Get your checkup and screening.  The life you save may be your own.  Thanks Holly for your tireless efforts to save lives and prevent Sudden Cardiac Arrest. KTLA Heroes at Home: Athlete Dedicates Life to Fighting Sudden Cardiac Arrest -- ktla.com … [Read more...]

Skinny Scoopers Success Story Keith Ahrens

SkinnyScoopers.com added me to their website.  Thanks so much for the exposure Skinny Scoopers:) Skinny Scoopers Success Story Keith Ahrens … [Read more...]

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