As our ongoing series of You're the Cure Advocates that we are thankful for continues, the folks of the Midwest Affiliate cannot stop talking about one of their own volunteers: Carrie McLeod. They all collaborated to write the following about Carrie:
We call Carrie “the glue” that holds our advocacy network together in North Dakota. Carrie is one of those advocates who steps up, often on short notice, to assist in our advocacy efforts on the national, state or local level. Carrie is almost always the first advocate to take action on alerts. She is our strongest advocate with key contacts with federal and state legislators, as well as departmental contacts in state government. Carrie has assisted us at Lobby Day, August recess activities, our Mission Lifeline initiative, and has also chaired our statewide Advocacy Committee.
Carrie is taking an active role in implementing sodium reduction activities in North Dakota through the Million Hearts initiative. She is also working with several communities on healthy living strategies. She works with medical school students and does seminars on lifestyle issues to develop a new generation of MD’s who carry the AHA message. We have accomplished so much in North Dakota, and Carrie has been with us through it all. We are very thankful that Carrie is our You’re the Cure Champion!