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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...
  • Opening Day of Hawaii Legislative Session

    Join us for lunch and meet your state legislators to discuss heart disease and stroke.
  • Blog Post: AHA new policy recommendation calls for tighter controls on e-cigarettes

    Guest Blogger: Don Weisman, Hawaii Government Relations Director The American Heart Association issued new policy recommendations on August 25 on the use of e-cigarettes and their impact on tobacco-control efforts. Based on the current evidence, the Association’s position is that e-cigarettes...
  • Blog Post: Vance Lobe - What the Affordable Care Act means for me

    Vance Lobe It’s been almost one year now since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) exchanges were implemented and I thought it was time to reflect on how this has affected my life. I am a two time heart attack survivor, starting with the first one about five and a half years ago. I was gainfully...
  • Blog Post: You're the Cure Volunteers in Hawaii Have Jumpstarted the Debate on E-cigarrettes

    In case you missed it: our You’re the Cure volunteers in Hawaii jumpstarted the debate about e-cigarettes with an Aug. 25 news conference delivering the association’s new policy statement. At the AHA press briefing Lila Johnson RN, MPH, program manager of the Hawaii State Department of...
  • Blog Post: Obesity Rate in Hawaii is Going Down

    Guest Blogger: Grace Henscheid, Grassroots Advocacy Director In early September the State of Obesity Report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Trust of America’s Health was released and it held good news for people living in Hawaii. While there are many statistics in the report...
  • Blog Post: Giving Thanks for a Great Year!

    As fall draws to a close, we are taking the time to thank all of our volunteers and celebrating a great year. Together, You’re the Cure advocates, like you, successfully advocated for heart healthy and stroke smart policies in their communities and states. We could not achieve the positive change...
  • Blog Post: Hawaii County Moves Towards Adding E-Cigarettes to Clean Air Ordinance

    On Thursday November 6 the Hawaii County Council held the first committee vote on Bill 302 which would add e-cigarettes to the current clean air ordinance, thus banning the use of e-cigarettes anywhere other tobacco products are currently prohibited including beaches. The committee vote was 6-2 in support...
  • Blog Post: Building Healthier Communities is Why

    Guest blogger Kimberly Baptista, Event Planning Manager Working for the American Heart Association has encouraged me to be more of a public health advocate. To my family and close friends that sentence might sound shocking, but over the past year the value of being an engaged advocate has become clearer...
  • Blog Post: You're the Cure Year End Successes, Let's Celebrate!

    It was another banner year for You’re the Cure advocates championing heart and stroke policy change across the country. Year end is a time to look back at what we achieved in states, think ahead to the work still to do, and celebrate the power of volunteers. What did we accomplish last...
  • Blog Post: Advocate Spotlight: Kami Sutton

    As a survivor, volunteer, advocate and staff member – I wanted to share my story. I was recently featured on a Children’s Health Link special on our local NBC affiliate, KING5, with a story that highlights me as an 11 year old volunteer and fast forwards to where I am today. Please take...
  • Blog Post: Meet the New Surgeon General

    Dr. Vivek Murthy was confirmed by the U.S. Senate in December to serve as the next surgeon general of the United States. The surgeon general is America’s top public health official, and his responsibilities range from managing disease to promoting prevention and a healthy start for our kids. ...
  • Blog Post: Hawaii's 2015 Legislative Session is Just Around the Corner

    The 2015 legislative session kicks off in just a few days and with your help we plan to make it a big year for Heart and Stroke legislation! We want to make Hawaii a healthier place for everyone and have some important issues on the table: Improved Stroke Care - We are asking the state to require...
  • Blog Post: The American Heart Association's Go Red For Women Red Dress Collection 2015 Livestream

    Join us for this exclusive virtual event where top designers and celebrities demonstrate their support for women's heart health during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Heart disease is not just a man's disease. Each year, 1 in 3 women die of heart disease and stroke. We can change that--80 percent...
  • Blog Post: Poll Results are in on Sugar Sweetened Beverages and You Might Be Surprised

    The American Heart Association and its coalition partners are working hard to reverse the obesity epidemic in Hawaii. While there is no one thing that will fix the problem we have seen that educating people on the amount of sugar in some of the most commonly consumed beverages helps to reduce the consumption...
  • Blog Post: The Csigi Family

    For a parent, there may be no greater fear than losing a child. Wojo and Cari Ann Csigi, of Waihee, experienced that loss in 2011 when their infant son Shayden died from complications related to congenital heart defects. Now they are finding solace through their support of the American Heart Association...
  • Blog Post: Update on the 2015 Legislative Session

    Guest Blogger: Don Weisman, Hawaii Government Relations Director AHA Priority Bills Still On Track As State Legislative Session Nears Half-Way Mark Two of the American Heart Association’s priority bills were on track toward final passage into law as the Hawaii State Legislature neared the...
  • Blog Post: From the Bottom of our Hearts - Thank You!

    National Volunteer Week (April 12-18) is right around the corner and we couldn’t let it pass without saying how much we appreciate all your contributions as a You’re the Cure advocate. It’s advocates like you who give their time, energy, and passion to help create healthier communities...
  • Blog Post: Tobacco to 21 is Progressing in the Hawaii State Legislature

    Guest Blogger: Don Weisman, Hawaii Government Relations Director As of April 1, Hawaii Senate Bill 1030, which proposes to raise the legal age to purchase tobacco products to 21, has passed through the required House and Senate committees. The next steps pending approval on the House floor, will be...
  • Blog Post: May is American Stroke Month

    Anyone can have a stroke and everyone should be ready. Every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. suffers a stroke and every 4 minutes, someone dies from a stroke. That is why The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association is inviting all Americans to become Stroke Heroes by learning and sharing...
  • Blog Post: How to Keep the Winning Game Going

    You're the Cure on the Hill isn’t the only opportunity to connect with members of Congress! As their constituents, you have the power and the RIGHT to tell them at any time to step up to the plate on the heart and stroke issues you care about most. Here are some tips for getting your lawmaker...
  • Blog Post: Lobby Day MVPs in the Spotlight

    There were SO many amazing stories surrounding this year’s Hill Day that it was hard to narrow down our annual lobby day award winners. Not a bad problem to have! Please join us in congratulating these You’re the Cure MVPs, and then learn more about their stories in this video. Science...
  • Blog Post: Mr. McLachlin goes to Washington

    AHA You’re The Cure advocate and stroke survivor Chris McLachlin recently represented Hawaii at the AHA’s National Lobby Day event in Washington, D.C. He joined over 350 other advocates in visiting their Congressional representatives to ask them to support increased funding for NIH cardiovascular...