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  • Get Registered. You're the Cure

    Are you registered to vote? If not, register today ! It only happens every four years. Join your fellow American Heart Association advocates and Get Out The Vote this election! If you’re not registered to vote, you won’t be able to participate in the 2012 election. Make sure your voice...
  • Get Out The Vote. You're the Cure

    Find your polling place! It only happens every four years. Join your fellow American Heart Association advocates and Get Out The Vote this election! Show up at the polls. It’s time to vote! Go to your local voting centers and exercise your civic duty and right by casting your votes today...
  • Save the Date: Wear Red Day!

    Wear red on February 1st to show you support in the fight against the number 1 killer of women. Heart Disease still kills more women than all cancers combined and wearing your favorite red article of clothing at home, at work, or around town will bring awareness to this vital health issue. How do...
  • Save the Date: 3rd Annual State of Women's Heart Health Webinar

    Join the conversation about our nation's No. 1 killer of women with some of the country's health leaders, including Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, and Million Hearts Director Dr. Janet Wright. The...
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  • Rally for Medical Research

    On April 8, thousands of patients & researchers, including hundreds of American Heart Association You’re the Cure advocates, will be in our nation's capital to speak with one voice in support for a strong national investment in the National Institutes of Health at the Rally for Medical...
  • American Stroke Month

    May is American Stroke Month- a time to raise awareness about our nation's No. 4 killer and a leading cause of disability- and we need your help to get the word out! Commit to some of the following activities throughout the month: 1. Learn F.A.S.T. to be able to spot stroke warning signs and...
  • LIVE Webcast: Signs of Progress Toward Reversing the Childhood Obesity Epidemic

    Nearly one-third of children and teens are overweight or obese. But growing evidence suggests that places making strong, far-reaching changes—those that make healthy foods available in schools and communities and integrate physical activity into people's daily lives—are seeing reductions...
  • Rally for Medical Research Hill Day

    On September 18th, the American Heart Association will join partner groups for the Rally for Medical Research Hill Day in Washington, DC, to continue to stress to our nation's decision makers that funding for the National Institutes of Health must be prioritized. While we can't physically...
  • Recognize World Stroke Day

    Worldwide, one in six people will have a stroke in their lifetime and stroke claims a life every six seconds . On World Stroke Day, October 29, 2013 , we invite you to stand in solidarity with us and learn F.A.S.T. to remember the stroke warning signs. Let’s come together on World Stroke Day and...
  • National Eating Healthy Day

    On National Eating Healthy Day- November 6th- we're encouraging all Americans to make small, healthy changes and raise the awareness of the importance of good nutrition- and celebrating is easy! Complete our registration form today to receive the free National Eating Healthy Day Toolkit, complete...
  • National Family Caregivers Month

    November is National Family Caregivers Month- a time to recognize and appreciate the loved ones who provide critical support and care for stroke survivors during recovery, rehabilitation, and beyond. While family caregivers give so much, it is important for them to take care of themselves as well...
  • State of the Union - 2014

    Tune in to watch the President give his annual State of the Union address! Keep an eye out for any mentions of heart and stroke policy!
  • 4th Annual State of Women's Heart Health Webinar

    Want to hear from some of our nation's leading health officials- including Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius and National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Director Dr. Gary Gibbons- about the progress being made in the fight against the No. 1 killer of women? Then be sure to...
  • Twitter Chat! Affordable Care Act Q & A

    March 31st is the open enrollment deadline for the Health Insurance Marketplace and we want to make sure you have the information you need to get covered! Join us and our friends from the American Cancer Society- Cancer Action Network and Autism Speaks for a Twitter chat on March 19th at 2:00 EST. ...
  • March is Nutrition Month!

    A healthy diet and lifestyle are your best weapons in the fight against heart disease. Make it your Nutrition Month mission to learn & share important tips and information as we work together to help all Americans eat healthier for their hearts! Take action this month by: 1) Learning about...
  • Blog Post: Share Your Story: Keri Mathews

    Keri Mathews Missouri In 2011, our family had the privilege of being featured as the Kansas City Heart Walk family. During this experience, we shared our story of how heart disease has touched our lives through the generations. It was an honor to have shared our story and help further the...
  • Blog Post: Share Your Story: Paul Ansaldo

    Paul Ansaldo Kansas I was 29 years old when I had my stroke, which changed my life forever. As I look back, my life has been altered, not for the better or worse, it just became different. I now face a few more challenges in my day to day living and at 53 years young, I’m writing my stroke story...
  • Blog Post: Advocates Take Stroke Message to Washington

    You’re the Cure stroke survivors and caregivers took their message that stroke is preventable, beatable and treatable from the White House to the halls of Congress during American Stroke Month in May! After touring the East Wing of the White House, advocates attended a Congressional briefing and...
  • Blog Post: 200+ Groups Tell Congress to Keep School Nutrition Standards Strong

    More than 200 national, state and local organizations (including the American Heart Association) signed a statement urging Congress to oppose efforts to weaken or delay nutrition standards that were set by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act and went into effect during the current school year. 90% of schools...
  • Blog Post: AHA Questions Sodium Delay in School Foods

    American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown issued the following comments today on the Senate Agriculture Appropriations bill that would delay the sodium requirement for school foods under the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act: “Unlike the House version, the Senate appropriations bill does an admirable...
  • Blog Post: Pressing Congress to Keep Special Interests off School Menus

    American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown issued the following comments today on the House Appropriations Committee’s approval of a proposed waiver that would allow school districts to withdraw from federal school nutrition standards: “By giving special interests a seat at the school...
  • Blog Post: Milestone: One Million Lifesavers!

    We are thrilled to announce a major milestone in our efforts to create a generation of lifesavers with CPR training in schools: 16 states across the country now require CPR training prior to graduation, which means all one million students that graduate annually in these states will be taught CPR. This...
  • May is American Stroke Month

    Stroke is the 4th leading cause of death with someone being diagnosed with the disease every 40 seconds! However, May is American Stroke Month and here are some ways for you to get involve to make stroke preventable, treatable, and beatable ! 1.Get your lawmakers involved today! Send a quick email...
  • National CPR and AED Awareness Week

    June 1-7 is National CPR and AED Awareness Week. Sudden cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death, with nearly 400,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occurring annually in the United States. By performing Hands Only CPR, you can double or even triple a victim's chance of survival.\ Here are...