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  • Blog Post: Meet Dave Oberembt

    Please welcome Dave Oberembt to the You're the Cure family! Dave has big shoes to fill as he steps in to the role of Arkansas Government Relations Director, replacing Barbara Kumpe, longtime AHA staffer who recently retired. We wish Barbara well in her next chapter in life, and welcome Dave to the...
  • Blog Post: Laura Ralston

    Meet Laura Ralston, Little Rock Grassroots Action Team Member and passionate You're the Cure Advocate! Name: Laura Ralston Hometown: North Little Rock, AR Member, Little Rock Grassroots Action Team What celebrity, past or present, would you most like to meet and why? Jackie O because...
  • Blog Post: New Stroke Guidelines Will Change Stroke Treatment in the U.S

    Each year, more than 690,000 Americans have strokes caused by blood clots blocking vessels in the brain, called ischemic strokes. Some of the clots can grow large and may require intense therapy to treat. However, widely celebrated new research reaffirms that large blood clots in the brain are less...
  • Blog Post: Meet Suzy Fehlig

    Name: Suzy Fehlig Occupation: Real Estate Broker How long have you been volunteering with AHA? 8 Years Background: Suzy is a lifelong Arkansan currently residing in Cave Springs, AR with her husband Chuck. She is the mother of two grown children Mark and Katie and the grandmother to Grayson...
  • Blog Post: #SmokeFreeFay Ramps Up

    American Heart Association staff in our Fayetteville office is excited about the local policy campaign underway for Smoke-Free Fayetteville! Fayetteville was the first city to go smoke-free in restaurants, back in 2000, paving the way for our statewide law. We are once again working with Fayetteville...
  • Blog Post: September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

    September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month and to help raise awareness with families across the country, the American Heart Association has brought back a fun and easy way to help you with the No. 1 health concern among parents – childhood obesity. Through the Life is Why Family Health...
  • Blog Post: Ryder Roark, Our Heart Hero

    By Casey Roark, You're the Cure advocate and mother of Ryder Roark My name is Casey Roark. My occupation is an interior designer and Owner of Casey Roark Designs which I have been doing for 14 years. My husband Roman is in the Automotive Industry and has been doing that for 17 years. Roman and...
  • Blog Post: Volunteers Advocate on Campus for SmokeFree Fayetteville

    Our advocacy team joined volunteers for SmokeFree Fayetteville to recruit new coalition members and support for the campaign last month on the campus of the University of Arkansas at Razorbash! The event hosted more than 200 booths featuring local businesses, community groups, campus departments, and...
  • Blog Post: Text "ACTIVE" to 52886 to Join the Movement for Healthier Kids

    September is nationally recognized as Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, and to help raise awareness with families across the country, we are asking You're the Cure advocates, family, and friends to add your voice in support helping kids and families live heart-healthy lives. Today, about one...
  • 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...