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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: Heart Healthy Trick-or-Treating

    Written by Violet Ruiz, Government Relations Director It’s finally October and during this time of the year, there are many opportunities to gather with friends and family. Maybe you’re having a party with the neighborhood, a small gathering of school friends, or plan to just walk the...
  • Blog Post: October 29th is World Stroke Day

    October 29th is World Stroke Day, a day to raise awareness about stroke, Hawaii’s third leading cause of death. World Stroke Day is a global campaign aimed at reducing the incidence of stroke around the world by educating communities on the facts and myths about stroke. In the United States, stroke...
  • Saving Strokes-Honolulu

    Saving Strokes is a Rehabilitation Through Golf Program for Stroke Survivors and their caregivers. Stroke Survivors are paired with PGA professionals to either be introduced or reintroduced to the game of golf. The event provides both survivors and caregivers an opportunity to network with people who...
  • Blog Post: Chris McLachlin - Hawaii advocate helps to organize golf event for stroke survivors

    Over a dozen Oahu stroke survivors and their caregivers participated in the inaugural American Heart Association Saving Strokes event held at the Ko Olina Golf Club on Oct. 21. The event was funded through a generous grant from the H.T. Hayashi Foundation. AHA You’re The Cure advocate Chris McLachlin...
  • 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: Every Kid in a Park Kicks-off in Hawaii

    Guest Blogger: Don Weisman, Hawaii Government Relations Director The White House, in partnership with the Federal Land Management agencies, recently launched the Every Kid in a Park initiative with the goal of engaging and creating a next generation of park visitors, supporters and advocates. The...
  • Blog Post: AHA Advocates Help Score a Big Win for Bike Paths

    Guest Blogger: Don Weisman, Hawaii Government Relations Director American Heart Association advocates recently helped defeat a bill that would have potentially slowed the growth of new bicycle paths on Oahu. The American Heart Association joined with the Hawaii Bicycling League, the State Department...
  • Blog Post: The 2016 Legislative session is just around the corner

    2015 was a very successful legislative session in Hawaii. With your help we passed 4 lifesaving pieces of legislation: Screening Newborns for Heart Defects - The Hawaii State Legislature passed legislation requiring that all babies born in birthing centers are screened for critical congenital heart...
  • Blog Post: Advocate Highlight - Sara Hoffman

    Hi my name is Sara and I am 37 years old. This year should have been one of the happiest times of my life. On April 18, 2015, I was married on a beach in Mexico. Like any bride, I spent months planning the wedding and could not wait to celebrate with our friends and family. The shocking part of this...
  • Blog Post: Keep in touch with us online

    With legislative session set to start in just a few weeks we want to take a moment to say THANK YOU for your support and for being amazing advocates for public health in Hawaii. As part of our efforts to keep you up to date on what we are working on we have created some new social media accounts on Facebook...
  • Blog Post: Update on Christian Lybbert

    Aimee Lybbert, Mother of CHD (Congenital Heart Defect) Survivor, Christian, updates us on his life now and what she sees every day as a “Heart Mom” You can catch up on Christian’s story from nearly two years ago here . Christian will be three at the end of next month. He's...
  • Blog Post: Time to Go Red!

    Going Red is about much more than wearing red on National Wear Red Day. It’s about making a change. Encourage your family and friends to take small steps toward healthy lifestyle choices to reduce their risk for heart disease and stroke. Start by explaining “What it means to Go Red”...
  • Blog Post: Take the You're the Cure Advocate Survey

    2015 was a great year for You're the Cure advocates and the many policy efforts that you work on. We have big plans for 2016, and we want to hear from you and what you want to see in the future for You're the Cure . So take the survey now and let your voice be heard.
  • Blog Post: 2016 Legislative Session Update

    Guest Blogger: Don Weisman, Hawaii Government Relations Director Having reached the mid-point of Hawaii’s 2016 State Legislative Session a number of the AHA’s priority bills are still moving ahead. SB 2690 which proposes to raise Hawaii’s tobacco tax has progressed through its...
  • Blog Post: AHA President Says: The Science is Clear on Sodium Reduction

    Check this out! In a new video, the President of the AHA, Dr. Mark Creager, explains that the science behind sodium reduction is clear. He says that robust evidence has linked excess sodium intake with high blood pressure, which increases the risk of heart attack, stroke, and heart failure. And, he points...
  • Blog Post: 2016 Legislative Session - An update on efforts to raise the tobacco tax

    The American Heart Association has been leading efforts to increase Hawaii’s tobacco tax during the 2016 state legislative session. On Friday April 11 th , SB 2690, SD2, HD1, died after not receiving a hearing in the House Finance Committee, its final committee assignment before it would have gone...
  • Blog Post: Jocelyn Gomez

    August 7 th , 2015 was the start of the most life-changing event of our lives. My father, mother, and I were sitting in the emergency room that night waiting to be called on. As the minutes went by a tragedy was about to occur without even knowing. My father was at the emergency room for the pain he...
  • Blog Post: Advocate Highlight - Myra Wilson

    On November 3, 2014, I was in nursing school, working as a student nurse at the VA hospital. My first sign something was not quite right was when I was walking through the nursing station and both of my eyes went blurry. I could still see color but I couldn’t see letters. It was blurry for ~30...
  • Blog Post: Will you help influence scientific research?

    We need to hear from consumers like you as the American Heart Association (AHA) and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) partner together on the future of research. Your experience could lead to the next research study to improve heart disease and stroke treatment. As an advocate...
  • Blog Post: Kids Cook with Heart Maui

    Over the past 30 years childhood obesity has more than tripled, placing children at a higher risk for cardiovascular disease. In order to fight the onset of obesity among children, the American Heart Association developed the Kids Cook With Heart program. Studies show that youth who are involved in preparing...
  • Blog Post: Keeping Cool & Healthy This Summer!

    When the temperatures start rising this summer, it is important to stay cool and refreshed. Especially for the kiddos who will be home from school, getting their physical activity out in the hot summer sun! Instead of serving up ice cream or popsicles, treat them one of these delicious frozen goodies...