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  • Blog Post: We're Thankful... For You

    It has been an incredibly exciting year in the Mid-Atlantic Affiliate, full of policy advancement and growth in our You’re the Cure network. None of our success could have happened without the work of you, our many dedicated advocates. We are thankful for you. Our DC advocates worked hard...
  • Blog Post: You're Invited: Join Us to Learn More About Advocacy

    We have a special opportunity from the NC Alliance for Health (NCAH), our statewide coalition advocating for obesity prevention and tobacco control policy change. The American Heart Association is a proud member of the NCAH. NC Alliance for Health Healthy Food Access Training You are invited to an...
  • Blog Post: Looking Back: Research and Advocacy in the Last Twenty Years

    Stroke Connection, a magazine published by the American Stroke Association (ASA), is having its 20 th anniversary this year. To celebrate 20 years in print the magazine is looking back at some of the greatest accomplishments made by the ASA in the past 20 years. In the Summer 2013 issue, Stroke Connection...
  • Blog Post: Beyond Advocacy: First Annual Researcher Dinner

    We are always encouraging our You’re the Cure advocates to look out for opportunities to get involved at the American Heart Association beyond just their advocacy efforts. We want our advocates to not only feel like they have an active network of other advocates that they can engage with, but also...
  • Blog Post: The Jones Street Heart Beat, volume 3

    For this legislative update, we have some exciting news regarding one of our top federal legislative priorities, National Institutes of Health Funding. At the state level, we have been very busy seeing positive movement on our top issues. As always, thank you for your efforts and please stay tuned to...
  • Blog Post: Can We Reach 6,000 Signatures by Monday?

    The Rally for Medical Research is less than a week away and we already have over 5,300 names added to our “Many Hearts, One Voice” petition. Each and every one of the names that are on our petition will be with us at the Rally for Medical Research in Washington, DC on April 8 th , proudly...
  • Blog Post: Lend Your Heart to the "Many Hearts, One Voice for Medical Research" Petition!

    There’s something big about to happen in Washington, DC, that you need to be a part of! On April 8th, thousands of survivors and researchers, including hundreds of our You’re the Cure advocates, will join together in our nation’s capital to deliver a strong, unified message to Congress...
  • Blog Post: Youth Advocates Meet with Maryland Legislators to Discuss NIH Sequester

    AHA and many other health organizations across the country are working hard to put a stop to the $2.5 Billion NIH Sequester (across-the-board cut) that is scheduled to take place in January of 2013, unless congress votes against it. This Sequester could be the cause of thousands of jobs lost, and an...
  • Blog Post: NIH Funding Saves Lives

    North Carolina You’re the Cure advocate, Juddson Rupp recently had a letter to the editor published in the Charlotte Observer, “ Don’t let NIH research fall off the fiscal cliff; it saves lives.” Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/11/19/3670514/observer-forum...
  • Blog Post: Advocates Defend NIH Funding

    Funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will be cut by about $2.4 billion or at least 8% in January 2013 as a result of automatic across-the-board cuts (or sequestration) required by the Budget Control Act of 2011. These reductions would be in addition to any made in the regular funding process...
  • Blog Post: Kim Landreth

    Kim Landreth, North Carolina All I ever wanted was to be a mother. Then six months into my pregnancy I found out that my baby girl would be born with a heart defect. We were devastated and so afraid of what was to come for our little girl. Olivia was born in Jan. 2008 with a heart defect that later...
  • Blog Post: Pulse Oximetry Screening Saved Joshua

    When Joshua Lemacks was born via c-section, his parents knew ahead of time that there was a problem. He was immediately whisked away to the hospital next door for his first of three open-heart surgeries. His mother, Jodi says, ”The first time I saw Joshua the next day, it was hard to see the baby...
  • Blog Post: Anne Howell

    Anne Howell, North Carolina I inherited a condition from my mother known as cardiomyopathy. I have an enlarged left ventricle that pumps inefficiently causing irregular and life threatening rhythms. Two of her four daughters are afflicted with it and my sister’s daughter also has the condition...
  • Blog Post: Larry Calhoun

    Larry Calhoun, North Carolina Seven years ago, I completed a 75 mile charity bike ride--a proud achievement and testimony to my level of fitness to complete the ride. About a week later, I went to bed early not feeling well. I awoke at 3:00 a.m. with a pain in my chest that felt like someone tightening...