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  • Blog Post: Sing to End Stroke

    One in three Americans can’t recall any stroke warning signs. What if singing a song could help people recognize a stroke and give someone the power to save a life? On World Stroke Day, October 29th, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association is using music to help people remember...
  • Blog Post: You're the Cure Advocate Pkaye Washington is Selected as National Spokesperson for Go Red for Women!

    Longtime You're the Cure advocate and Grassroots Action Team Chair, Pkaye Washington, was selected as a member of this year's “Real Women,” national spokespeople for the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women movement. These nine women from across the country will share...
  • Blog Post: We Saved a Seat for You

    Join us at the Little Rock Grassroots Action Team Meeting to learn more about advocacy efforts in the community. Meet fellow You're the Cure networkers and find out how you can make a difference in the fight against heart disease and stroke; helping us build healthier lives and communities. #BetheCure...
  • Blog Post: Meet Catalina Berry, Our You're the Cure Champion

    This month our Advocate Spotlight features Catalina Berry, a You're the Cure advocate and Grassroots Action Team Member. Catalina has been raising her voice in support of healthy living. With her dynamic personality and passion for traveling and fitness, it has been a pleasure getting to know Catalina...
  • Blog Post: Mozart: Good for the Heart?

    For centuries, listeners of classical music have remarked about its uplifting and inspirational nature. Now, however, researchers in Greece say it might have a measurable effect on cardiovascular health. In reporting initial findings earlier this year in the journal Atherosclerosis, Charalambos Vlachopoulos...
  • Blog Post: We're Feeling Grateful

    As AHA Advocacy staff, we get to work alongside the most remarkable volunteers- like YOU! We get to see lives improved and lives saved as a result of the work we’ve done together, and for that, we're grateful. As You’re the Cure volunteers, you share personal stories of loved ones...
  • Blog Post: Big News to Create a Smaller Arkansas

    Governor Hutchinson has released a plan designed to help combat the troubling obesity problem we are facing in our state. Please take a minute to thank Governor Asa Hutchinson for his plan to combat obesity across Arkansas. "Healthy Active Arkansas" is a 10-year plan designed to improve...
  • Blog Post: Why Amanda Advocates

    We're so excited for you to meet Amanda Denton, one of our newest advocates and Dallas Grassroots Action Team members! Amanda lives in North Texas and has an amazing story. Get to know her and learn of her motivation to volunteer with You're the Cure. Welcome, Amanda! Name: Amanda Denton ...
  • Blog Post: Show Me Love: Bartender Appreciation Day

    On Friday, December 4, we thanked our local bar staff by visiting smoke-free workplaces in Little Rock to recognize Bartender Appreciation Day . It was our way of saying “thank you” to businesses that provide smoke-free workplaces for the hospitality staff in our city. Currently, bars are...
  • Blog Post: Get Social With Your Members of Congress

    Will you be on Facebook or Twitter today? Your Members of Congress and their staff will be, and it's a good place to reach them according to a report released in October by the Congressional Management Foundation (CMF). The CMF report, #SocialCongress , says Congressional offices are listening...
  • Blog Post: Meet Dr. Brian Eble, Our Heart Hero

    Name: Dr. Brian Eble Hometown: Little Rock, Arkansas Profession: Pediatric Cardiologist, Arkansas Children’s Hospital AHA Role: President of the Central Arkansas AHA Board Dr. Brian Eble was a key player in efforts to ensure that Arkansas newborns are screened for critical congenital...
  • Blog Post: New Year. New Ideas. New Location.

    Resolve to join us as we work together to create a healthier community for all! The SmokeFree Little Rock Coalition meeting has been scheduled for Thursday, January 14th from 5:15-6:30 p.m. at Vino’s in Little Rock. You can find more information and RSVP at the following link: http://p2a.co/iTC5nGC...
  • Blog Post: You're Invited: Advocate for Heart at the Capitol!

    We’re kicking off National Wear Red Day with a gathering of advocates and survivors at the Arkansas State Capitol where the 2016 Go Red For Women Survivor Gallery will be unveiled. Please join us on Thursday, February 4th from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for a moving celebration of the Arkansas women...
  • Blog Post: Meet Dr. Jennifer Redmond Knight

    "Since I was a young girl, I have been concerned with the dangers of secondhand smoke. As a life-long asthma sufferer, I personally knew how harmful secondhand smoke was to my health and when I discovered the dangers for all people, I became a passionate advocate. In 2002, while working on my Master...
  • Blog Post: Advocates Lunch & Learn with Lawmakers

    On Thursday, February 4th, the American Heart Association Advocacy Team hosted a Lunch & Learn event at the Arkansas State Capitol. State Representative Laurie Rushing and Representative Karilyn Brown both spoke about heart and stroke awareness. They also encouraged advocates attending the event...
  • Blog Post: Bryant Goes Red for Heart Health!

    On Tuesday, February 2nd, while joined by advocates and staff of the American Heart Association, Bryant Mayor Jill Dabbs proclaimed Friday, February 5th as National Wear Red Day in Bryant. “By increasing awareness, speaking up about heart disease, and empowering women to reduce their risk for cardiovascular...
  • Blog Post: Meet Christa Coleman

    We're pleased to introduce you to You're the Cure Advocate, Christa Coleman, from Lonsdale, Arkansas. Christa recently attended our Go Red For Women Survivor Gallery Unveiling at the Arkansas State Capitol. Her family had spent the past week at Arkansas Children's Hospital (ACH) with her...
  • Blog Post: Central AR Heart Walk is calling!

    We have an exciting volunteer opportunity coming up in your backyard, and we would love to have you there! On Saturday, May 14th, the American Heart Association will host the Central Arkansas Heart Walk on the North Shore of Riverwalk Park in North Little Rock. Volunteer opportunities are available...
  • Blog Post: SmokeFree Little Rock Needs YOU!

    SmokeFree Little Rock is continuing its work to make all indoor workplaces free of secondhand smoke, but we need YOU! The coalition is working to engage partners throughout the community and grow our grassroots support of the campaign in order to create a healthier Little Rock for everyone! It’s...
  • Blog Post: Arkansas Works Passes: Still has obstacles

    Governor Asa Hutchinson called for a special legislative session last week to vote on his Private Option reform plan titled “Arkansas Works”. Arkansas Works builds upon the success of the Private Option, while creating reforms such as work incentives and improving program integrity. Arkansas...
  • Blog Post: Meet Jessica Westerman

    Please meet Jessica Westerman , an amazing American Heart Association advocate that commits time and passion to support the Advocacy Team in our Little Rock, Arkansas office. Most recently as a resident of Bryant, Jessica has been helping on our Smoke-Free Bryant campaign. Favorite Movie : The Sound...
  • Blog Post: Save the Date: Arkansas Advocate Summit

    We can’t wait to share more details with you, but for now we want to get an upcoming event on your calendar so that you don’t miss this exciting opportunity. We are excited to announce our first Arkansas Advocate Summit, to be held on Saturday, May 21st from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the...
  • Blog Post: Meet Jarrid Garcia: Our Heart All-Star

    Jarrid Garcia joined the Little Rock, Arkansas office as an Advocacy Intern in early 2016. During his time on staff, Jarrid has supported the team at many successful events including the Go Red For Women Survivor Gallery unveiling at the Arkansas State Capitol, Strike Out Stroke Night with the Arkansas...
  • Blog Post: Ady's Day at The Capitol

    During the recent Arkansas legislative fiscal session, Adyson (Ady) Coleman, her mother Christa Coleman, and family friend Krista Thornton came to visit lawmakers at the Arkansas State Capitol. Ady, a heart survivor, was at the capital to show her support for Arkansas Works by sharing thank you notes...
  • Blog Post: Healty Vending Victory in Springdale: First in Arkansas

    Springdale, Arkansas became the first city in the state to enact a vending machine policy endorsed by the American Heart Association. Springdale Mayor Doug Sprouse issued an executive order outlining the new guidelines last week. Now, all vending machines on city property will offer a number of healthy...