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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...
  • Arizona State Lobby Day

    Join us for our annual Arizona State Lobby Day at the Capitol in Phoenix on Monday, January 31. Advocates, like you, from across the state will gather to meet with state legislators to encourage them to make Arizona a heart healthy place to live, work and learn. We will advocate to include CPR training...
  • Rally for Restoration

    Please join Governor Brewer and other dedicated advocates as we rally in support of the Governor's plan to restore Medicaid. With a vote on Medicaid Restoration on the horizon, it is critical that we show support and demonstrate the broad public support for this lifesaving legislation! The...
  • Blog Post: The Importance of Hands-Only CPR

    Guest Blogger: Nicole Olmstead, Senior Government Relations Director, Arizona It's September, and most kids have headed back to school, especially here in Arizona. We teach them about eating right, getting enough sleep and studying hard. But what happens if their hearts suddenly stop at school...
  • 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: October is Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month

    Sudden cardiac arrest occurs when electrical impulses in the heart become rapid or chaotic, which causes the heart to suddenly stop beating. Every year in the United States, emergency medical personnel treat almost 383,000 out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrests – that’s more than 1,000 a...
  • Blog Post: The CPR Birthday Party

    Guest Blogger: Nicole Olmstead, Government Relations Director, Arizona Winston Churchill said “We make a living by what we get . We make a life by what we give .” We are lucky in Arizona to have wonderful volunteers for the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association that give...
  • Blog Post: Internship at the Heart Association?

    Jennifer Baldwin, Arizona So what does it mean to be an intern with the American Heart Association? It means the opportunity to work with a bunch of incredibly motivated people who truly strive to promote the health of their community. I am coming into this internship with over five years of bedside...
  • Blog Post: Eat Healthy this Holiday Season

    The holiday season is fast approaching, along with all of the wonderful foods and festivities that come with it. However, it is important to remember that even during this time of year we need to be mindful of what we are eating. November 6, 2013 was National Healthy Eating Day. Statistics show that...
  • Blog Post: Thank You for All You Do

    Nicole Olmstead, Government Relations Director, Arizona During this time of year, I tend to reflect on the things that I am grateful for. I love the holidays because it gives me an opportunity to spend time, and yes, even spoil, the ones that I love and appreciate. I would like to take this opportunity...
  • Blog Post: Have a Heart-Healthy Holiday

    This Holiday Season I would like to take this moment to thank you for being an engaged member of our You’re the Cure Network. Thanks to advocates like you, we’ve made a tremendous difference on important legislation at the local, state and national levels. The holiday season is fast approaching...
  • 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: Ready for the New Year?

    As you know, the AHA and ASA aims to improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20% while reducing the deaths from cardiovascular diseases and stroke by 20% by 2020. Thanks to advocates like you, we’ve made a tremendous progress towards our goals, but we still have a lot of work to do...
  • Blog Post: Ready for Session?

    It’s hard to believe that Arizona starts a new legislative session on Monday, January 13 th . While we have been working hard preparing to pass lifesaving policies this year, it is YOU that is critical to our success! Take action today to fight heart disease and stroke in 2014. CLICK HERE to show...
  • Blog Post: My Lifesaving Story Experience

    Written by Ryan Fowles, Utah As an Eagle Scout, I was required to learn life-saving skills as part of the first aid merit badge many years ago. When I was 11 or 12 years old, my cousin and I took the first aid class in Gunnison, Utah at the LDS stake center. I remember learning CPR and hoped I would...
  • 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...
  • Arizona Lobby Day 2014

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  • Blog Post: Introducing Kami Sutton

    Guest Blogger: Kami Sutton, Grassroots Advocacy Coordinator, Western States Affiliate Hi there YTC Advocates! I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself, my name is Kami Sutton and I am the new Grassroots Coordinator for the Western States Affiliate of the American Heart Association. As someone...
  • Blog Post: Recap of Arizona Lobby Day 2014

    Thursday, January 30 th was a big day for the American Heart Association! On this day, You’re the Cure volunteers and survivors stormed the Capitol in Phoenix to raise awareness about heart disease as well as advocate for life saving policies designed to make Arizona a healthier place to live....
  • 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: Start Walking Today!

    Guest blogger: Nicole Olmstead, Arizona Government Relations Director In most parts of the US, the weather is starting to warm up and thaw, but lucky for us Arizonans, we have absolutely wonderful weather conditions on most days. Seize the day and get out and enjoy our gorgeous weather! In case...
  • Blog Post: Legislative Spotlight: House Bill 2491

    Guest blogger: Nicole Olmstead, Arizona Government Relations Director Being a Government Relations Director for the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, I have the opportunity to work on very important pieces of legislation every day. From increasing access recreational facilities...
  • 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...