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Advocates Participate in AHA Lobby Day on the Hill

by Pamela M. on Thursday, April 11, 2013

Two South Dakota advocates made the trip to Washington DC in April to participate in the AHA Lobby Day on the Hill.  The 2 day experience consisted of attending the Rally for Medical Research, advocacy training, and visits to Capitol Hill.  Advocates Tonya Kraft and Dave Amundson, and staff member Pamela Miller, visted with Senators Tim Johnson and John Thune about AHA priorities to restore funding to the National Institutes of Health to pre-sequester levels, and to allocate 35 million to the Million Hearts campaign to raise awareness for high blood pressure and the related health concerns brought on by hypertension. 

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  • I cannot say how amazing this experience was for me! To be able to sit down with our Senators and visit with them the importance of this day and being an advocate for all those afflicted by Heart Disease or Stroke by being a survivor or family member or a nurse who has seen both sides of this, was truly unforgettable!

    Thank you to Pamela Miller and the Midwest Affiliates for this opportunity!

    — Tonya K.

  • I cannot say how amazing this experience was for me! To be able to sit down with our Senators and visit with them the importance of this day and being an advocate for all those afflicted by Heart Disease or Stroke by being a survivor or family member or a nurse who has seen both sides of this, was truly unforgettable!

    Thank you to Pamela Miller and the Midwest Affiliates for this opportunity!

    — Tonya K.

  • I cannot say how amazing this experience was for me! To be able to sit down with our Senators and visit with them the importance of this day and being an advocate for all those afflicted by Heart Disease or Stroke by being a survivor or family member or a nurse who has seen both sides of this, was truly unforgettable!

    Thank you to Pamela Miller and the Midwest Affiliates for this opportunity!

    — Tonya K.

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