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  • Virtual Tour of New Website

    The newly redesigned website was designed with you, our advocates, in mind. Now we’d like to show you how to make the most of it! Please join us for a virtual tour of the new site Tuesday, November 13 at 12:00pm-12:30pm PST . (Note: Please adjust meeting start time according to your time zone...
  • Advocate in Website Wonderland: A Site Tour

    Please join us for a virtual tour of the new site You're the Cure website, Monday December 10th at 6:00pm-6:30pm PST. (Note: Please adjust meeting start time according to your time zone.) Taking action online is one of the quickest ways to make a difference. It’s important to us that you feel...
  • Advocate in Website Wonderland: A Site Tour

    Please join us for a virtual tour of the new site You're the Cure website, Tuesday December 11th at 12:00pm-12:30pm PST. (Note: Please adjust meeting start time according to your time zone.) Taking action online is one of the quickest ways to make a difference. It’s important to us that you...
  • Washington State Lobby Day

    Join us for our annual Heart on the Hill Lobby Day at the Capitol in Olympia on Wednesday, January 30. Advocates like you from across the state will gather to meet with state legislators to encourage them to make Washington a heart healthy place to live, work and learn. We will advocate for policies...
  • CPR Awareness Day at the Capitol

    Washington’s CPR in Schools bill has passed the House and is on its way to the Senate. Join us on March 25 for CPR Awareness Day at the Capitol. Volunteers and firefighters will offer CPR and AED trainings to legislators, staff and volunteers, while AHA advocates visit with senators to urge a YES...
  • Blog Post: 7-5-2-1-0: Tips for a Healthy, Active Summer

    Guest Blogger: Lenna Liu, MD, MPH, Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic and Seattle Children’s Hospital With obesity as a leading risk factor for heart disease and stroke, this epidemic is a serious public health issue that must be addressed. The American Heart Association works with partners...
  • Blog Post: Share Your Story: Eric R.

    In September 2009 I was playing tennis at our local club when I suffered a sudden cardiac arrest. With no history of heart disease, normal weight range, and reasonable fitness, this was truly “sudden.” Fortunately there were a few doctors playing on adjacent courts and they began CPR within...
  • Blog Post: Recap: Washington 2013 Legislative Session

    Guest Blogger: Lucy Asdourian, Senior Government Relations Director After nearly six months in Olympia, legislators finally reached agreement and passed an operating budget June 29th, narrowly avoiding a government shutdown on July 1st. Like many organizations, the AHA leaves Olympia with some amazing...
  • Blog Post: CPR in Schools Goes International

    Since Governor Jay Inslee signed the CPR in Schools legislation into law on May 8, we have been looking forward to the day when every Washington high school graduate is trained in CPR and prepared to save a life. As you know we continue to pursue similar legislation across all 50 states. Our AHA colleague...
  • Blog Post: Share Your Story: Dawn McCutcheon

    Dawn McCutcheon, Washington AHA staffer Dawn McCutcheon travels across Western Washington bringing AHA’s Jump Rope for Heart and Hoops for Hearts curriculum and fundraising program to elementary and middle schools. She is a familiar face to PE teachers, principals and students alike. While it...
  • Blog Post: Lucy Asdourian Moves on at AHA

    Guest Blogger: Lucy Asdourian, Government Relations Director My fellow advocates: I am excited to share I have accepted a new position with the American Heart Association’s national office as a State Advocacy Consultant. In my new role I will continue to work here in Washington, but will be...
  • Blog Post: Back to School: ABC's and an F

    The school year is just starting and already our nation has a failing grade. According to " F as in Fat," a report issued by the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 41 states have adult obesity rates over 25%. Obesity is a leading risk factor for chronic disease...
  • Blog Post: The Heart and Stroke Walk is Just Around the Corner

    The Heart and Stroke Walk raises awareness and funds for the life-saving mission of the American Heart Association. Join us as we celebrate healthy lifestyles and honor those who have fought heart disease and stroke. We’re celebrating in two locations in Washington: South Sound- Saturday, October...
  • Blog Post: World Stroke Day - October 29th

    Guest Blogger: Josh Brown, Grassroots Advocacy Director October 29th is World Stroke Day, a day to raise awareness about stroke, America’s fourth leading cause of death. World Stroke Day is a global campaign aimed at reducing the incidence of stroke around the world by educating communities...
  • Blog Post: The More Things Change at AHA, the More They Stay the Same

    Guest Blogger: Lindsay Williams It’s been a pleasure these last three years to be your link to the American Heart Association’s advocacy work. I’ve enjoyed getting to know each of you, the wonderful advocates in the You’re the Cure network, and provide opportunities for you...
  • Blog Post: Share Your Story: Ginny Ekins

    Ginny Ekins, Washington On September 18th survivors and doctors from organizations across the country stormed the Hill for NIH. While I have taken part in You’re the Cure Lobby Day with the American Heart Association in the past, I have never had the chance to meet so many survivors from so...
  • Blog Post: Share Your Story: Sidney Butt

    Sidney Butt Almost thirteen years ago I suffered a hemorrhagic stroke. It was a life altering event. Prior to my stroke I had a fulfilling career as a title officer and I loved helping people solve their real estate problems. In addition to my career I enjoyed working on detailed crafts like sewing...
  • Blog Post: Join us in Olympia for Washington State Lobby Day – January 28th

    On Tuesday, January 28th American Heart Association advocates will descend on Olympia to meet with state legislators about the important issues of childhood obesity prevention and tobacco prevention funding and we want you to join us! Advocates will meet with state legislators to encourage them to...
  • Blog Post: Share Your Story: Natalie Ellington

    Natalie Ellington, Washington In November 2009 I was working 12 hours a day and often six days a week as the principal of a K-12 school. As I was leaving my office late one afternoon my heart was pounding so severely I decided to stop by the local emergency room to see what was going on. When I checked...
  • Blog Post: There is Still Time - Join Us in Olympia for Washington State Lobby Day

    There is stil time to RSVP for Washington State Lobby Day! On Tuesday, January 28th American Heart Association advocates will descend on Olympia to meet with state legislators about the important issues of childhood obesity prevention and tobacco prevention funding. Advocates will meet with state...
  • Blog Post: Last Chance to RSVP for Washington State Lobby Day - January 28th

    There is stil time to RSVP for Washington State Lobby Day! On Tuesday, January 28th American Heart Association advocates will descend on Olympia to meet with state legislators about the important issues of childhood obesity prevention and tobacco prevention funding. Advocates will meet with state...
  • Blog Post: Now is the Time to Fund Tobacco Prevention in Washington

    Guest Blogger: Lindsay Hovind, Government Relations Director, Washington Washington was once a national leader in tobacco prevention with a fully funded, comprehensive tobacco prevention program. Today, Washington has no state program AND tobacco use remains Washington’s number one cause of...
  • Blog Post: Happy Holidays from Your Advocacy Team!

    Thank you for partnering with us to promote heart and brain health in 2013. Because of you we’re increasing opportunities for our children to be physically active, improving nutrition standards, creating stroke systems of care, and finding better outcomes for heart patients. We’re excited...
  • Blog Post: Governor Inslee Sets the State on a Path to Healthy Eating

    Guest Blogger: Lindsay Hovind, Government Relations Director, Washington For many people the New Year brings resolutions to live a healthier life by eating better and moving more. Just before the holidays Governor Inslee signed an Executive Order that will help give state employees and those in the...
  • Washington State Lobby Day

    Join us as we descend on Olympia to talk to state lawmakers about the important issues of childhood obesity prevention and tobacco prevention funding.