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  • You're the Cure Community Site Training IL, IN & MN

    You've seen the site, now learn the details! We just launched the next generation of the You're the Cure website, and it's centered around you (yes, you!). The new site is customized for every advocate based on what issues matters most to you, where you live, who is a part of your community...
  • You're the Cure Community Site Training - IL, IN & MN

    You've seen the site, now learn the details! We just launched the next generation of the You're the Cure website, and it's centered around you (yes, you!). The new site is customized for every advocate based on what issues matters most to you, where you live, who is a part of your community...
  • You're the Cure Community Site Training - IL, IN & MN

    You've seen the site, now learn the details! We just launched the next generation of the You're the Cure website, and it's centered around you (yes, you!). The new site is customized for every advocate based on what issues matters most to you, where you live, who is a part of your community...
  • You're the Cure Community Site Training - IL, IN & MN

    You've seen the site, now learn the details! We just launched the next generation of the You're the Cure website, and it's centered around you (yes, you!). The new site is customized for every advocate based on what issues matters most to you, where you live, who is a part of your community...
  • You're the Cure Community Site Training - IL, IN & MN

    You've seen the site, now learn the details! We just launched the next generation of the You're the Cure website, and it's centered around you (yes, you!). The new site is customized for every advocate based on what issues matters most to you, where you live, who is a part of your community...
  • You're the Cure Community Site Training - IL, IN & MN

    You've seen the site, now learn the details! We just launched the next generation of the You're the Cure website, and it's centered around you (yes, you!). The new site is customized for every advocate based on what issues matters most to you, where you live, who is a part of your community...
  • Great American Smokeout

    What: A rally in Downtown South Bend in support of smoke-free air for ALL Indiana workers. We will take an aerial picture of supporters in the shape of a no-smoking sign. Where: Downtown South Bend. We will meet on the grid of the College Football Hall of Fame for the picture. When: November 15...
  • Blog Post: Thank You from the Bottom of Our Hearts!

    The fall Indiana Heart Walk season has come to an end. This year advocacy participated in 13 of the 14 Indiana fall Heart Walks! Because of the amazing volunteers who helped us work these events, we were able to recruit more than 600 new You're the Cure networkers and more importantly collect more...
  • Blog Post: Are you a Real Woman who's made a Real Change?

    The American Heart Association (AHA) is seeking nominations for its “Real Women. Real Change.” program, presented by UnitedHealthcare. In conjunction with the 10th anniversary of its Go Red For Women campaign, the AHA will select 10 central Indiana women who have made positive changes...
  • Blog Post: Share Your Story: Susan Armstrong

    Susan Armstrong Carmel, IN My heart story is somewhat different in that I had a strong idea something was wrong with my health, but I denied all the signs. Shortly after 9/11 in 2001, I had the worst flu ever. Little did I know it was probably a virus attacking my heart. During the next twelve months...
  • Blog Post: Tobacco Harm Reduction: What you NEED to know

    Tobacco companies are at it again – recently, they have been working in states, including, Indiana, to implement Tobacco Harm Reduction strategies including promoting the use of smokeless tobacco products as a less harmful alternative to smoking. Unfortunately, there is no evidence to support this...
  • Blog Post: Separating the Truth from the Myths: New Cholesterol Guidelines

    Cholesterol is a concern for many Americans. Even those who exercise and eat a healthy diet can be at risk for high cholesterol because of hereditary factors. As you may have heard, earlier this month, the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology published new guidelines on lifestyle...
  • Blog Post: Did you know: AHA offers Community Innovation Grants

    Did you know that the American Heart Association provides small mini-grants, up to $5,000, for local community projects that help advance our 2020 Impact Goal? The purpose of the American Heart Association, Midwest Affiliate Community Innovation Grant initiative is to improve the cardiovascular health...
  • Blog Post: Share Your Story: Becky Halon

    Becky Halon Avon, Indiana I am a survivor of a devastating cardiac arrest at age 28. July 1, 2010 was an ordinary day for the Halon Family. I had taken my 3 children ages 10, 2 and 18 months to swim that morning, and for a jog as a family that evening. I was tired that night but any mom of 3 would...
  • Blog Post: Share Your Story with Us!

    Sharing your own personal story is the most effective way to advocate for healthier lives, free of cardiovascular disease and stroke! As you have noticed, the You’re the Cure community site now features pictures and stories of real advocates – people like you whose lives have been impacted...
  • Blog Post: Learn & Share Your Post-Stroke Tips

    After a stroke, even the simplest tasks can be very challenging. Survivors often face limb weakness, numbness or paralysis, communication challenges, and difficulty with their vision. However, we know stroke survivors and caregivers across the country are persevering and discovering new, creative ways...
  • Blog Post: Share Your Story: Erin Cassidy

    Erin Cassidy Indiana It was a random Saturday, a normal one by all accounts. I spent the day teaching my fiancé’s, Steve’s, mother the basics of her new iPad. That evening Steve and I headed downtown to a very popular steak house to celebrate his upcoming birthday. We were midway...
  • Blog Post: In Memory of Rekisha Harris

    *Guest Blogger Kevin Harker, Executive Vice President, Midwest Affiliate shares a story about loss. And while it’s difficult to read a story that doesn’t have a happy ending, it’s important that the story still gets told …. because the unfortunate reality is that heart disease...
  • Blog Post: Big Changes in Store for Food Labels

    After more than two decades, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is proposing sweeping changes to the nutrition labels on packaged foods. The proposals would require food manufacturers to list added sugars , nutrition counts for more-realistic portion sizes and total nutrition information for multiple...
  • Blog Post: Share Your Story: Katelynne Newton

    Katelynne Newton Avon, IN My name is Katelynne and I was diagnosed with Bradycardia a few years back. Bradycardia is a slow heart beat – less than 60 beats per minute. Despite my condition, I remain extremely active both at school and in the community. I am currently a senior in high school...
  • Blog Post: Share Your Story: Isaak James Denton

    Isaak James Denton Monticello, IN In 2005 after a perfect pregnancy, Isaak James was born. Immediately following the C-section, he was cyanotic and went to the NICU. After some tests, it revealed that Isaak was born with multiple heart defects. He was soon transferred to Peyton Manning’s Children’s...
  • Blog Post: CPR update - in case you missed it

    Recently, Governor Pence signed House Bill 1290 into law. This bill requires all high school students to be trained in CPR prior to graduation. The American Heart Association would like to thank every volunteer who helped us advocate for this issue! So what are the next steps? This law goes into effect...
  • Blog Post: A Heartfelt Thanks

    Each year, we like to pause and give thanks during National Volunteer Week (April 6 th -12 th ) for the amazing contributions of volunteers like you. We know you have a choice when deciding which organization to dedicate your time and talents to and we’re honored you’ve chosen to contribute...
  • Blog Post: Take Control of Your Health

    Did you know high blood pressure has also been called the “silent killer”? That’s because its symptoms are not always obvious, making the need for regular check-ups important. As we recognize High Blood Pressure Awareness Month, here are the facts: • High blood pressure (aka...
  • Blog Post: Session may be over, but you can still get involved!

    While the state legislature may not be in session right now, there are still ways we need your help! Stay involved this summer by checking out all the current Action Alerts you can still take part in! Urge Congress to participate in American Stroke Month! May is American Stroke Month,...