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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: Summer Health Tips

    The arrival of summer means days at the pool, family barbeques, picnics, sports and other outdoor activities. Below are a few tips that you can use this summer to keep your whole family happy and healthy. Staying active in the summer months Hydrate. Hydrate. Hydrate! Drink plenty of water...
  • Blog Post: Governor Ige Signs Three Lifesaving Bills

    Guest Blogger: Don Weisman, Hawaii Government Relations Director We are very excited to announce that Governor Ige has signed three lifesaving bills into law. We can't thank our dedicated advocates enough for their help in passing these bills. We are happy that a few of you could join us for the...
  • Blog Post: Advocate Spotlight - Libby Char

    Libby Char, Hawaii Despite her extremely busy work schedule as an emergency physician, as the Medical Director for the Honolulu Fire Department and for American Medical Response in Hawaii, and serving on the American Heart Association Hawaii Division Board, Libby Char, M.D. still finds time to support...
  • 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: There is a new way to keep up with the American Heart Association in Hawaii

    We want to thank you for being amazing You’re the Cure advocates over the last year and we want to give you another way to keep up on what is going on at the American Heart Association in Hawaii. During the course of the year we do our best to update you on what is happening with our advocacy efforts...
  • Blog Post: Healthy lunch ideas for the back to school season

    Guest Blogger - Kami Sutton Grassroots Coordinator Now that the kiddos have picked out their first day of school outfits, packed those backpacks and started to settle in to class, it is important that you send them off each day with a heart healthy, nutrition packed lunch they will actually eat! ...
  • Blog Post: Advocate Spotlight - Oahu Division Board

    The American Heart Association’s Hawaii Division Board of Directors set the standard for all state and community boards across the AHA’s 10-state Western States Affiliate in their engagement in the organization’s health advocacy issues. Their efforts helped the Hawaii Board to achieve...
  • 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: Share Your Story: Chris McLachlin

    Chris McLachlin, Hawaii I was a healthy 62 year old retired school teacher/coach when I experienced a severe stroke, paralyzing my entire right side and losing my speech. I was fortunate to be discovered quickly and got to a nearby hospital. Then I was fortunate that my clot was a non-bleeder and...
  • 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”...