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  • You're the Cure Community Site Training IL, IN & MN

    You've seen the site, now learn the details! We just launched the next generation of the You're the Cure website, and it's centered around you (yes, you!). The new site is customized for every advocate based on what issues matters most to you, where you live, who is a part of your community...
  • You're the Cure Community Site Training - IL, IN & MN

    You've seen the site, now learn the details! We just launched the next generation of the You're the Cure website, and it's centered around you (yes, you!). The new site is customized for every advocate based on what issues matters most to you, where you live, who is a part of your community...
  • You're the Cure Community Site Training - IL, IN & MN

    You've seen the site, now learn the details! We just launched the next generation of the You're the Cure website, and it's centered around you (yes, you!). The new site is customized for every advocate based on what issues matters most to you, where you live, who is a part of your community...
  • You're the Cure Community Site Training - IL, IN & MN

    You've seen the site, now learn the details! We just launched the next generation of the You're the Cure website, and it's centered around you (yes, you!). The new site is customized for every advocate based on what issues matters most to you, where you live, who is a part of your community...
  • You're the Cure Community Site Training - IL, IN & MN

    You've seen the site, now learn the details! We just launched the next generation of the You're the Cure website, and it's centered around you (yes, you!). The new site is customized for every advocate based on what issues matters most to you, where you live, who is a part of your community...
  • You're the Cure Community Site Training - IL, IN & MN

    You've seen the site, now learn the details! We just launched the next generation of the You're the Cure website, and it's centered around you (yes, you!). The new site is customized for every advocate based on what issues matters most to you, where you live, who is a part of your community...
  • Stroke Survivors Empowering Each Other (SSEEO) invites you to join a teleconference series for stroke survivors, caregivers and healthcare professionals!

    The SSEEO Toll-Free Teleconference Series builds community, provides support and shares information by connecting survivors, caregivers, health professionals and other stroke stakeholders. Many stroke stakeholders use the teleconference series as a lunch and learn, Primary Stroke Center (PSC) community...
  • EMS Press Conference

    PLEASE JOIN US TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR EMS IN ILLINOIS AT A PRESS CONFERENCE IN SPRINGFIELD ON DECEMBER 4 WHAT: Press conference announcing a new coalition to support EMS in IL. The coalition will back legislative efforts to: · Designate EMS as an essential service in Illinois · Secure...
  • SSEEO Teleconference

    Topic: Stroke News and New Stroke Research Presented by Franklin Marden, M.D., F.A.H.A. Interventional Neuroradiologist-Alexian Brothers Health System. Stroke research and breakthroughs! Clinical researchers continue to work on improving the chances that a patient can prevent, or recover optimally, from...
  • Heart360 Get to Goal Latino Kickoff

    Join the American Heart Association as we kick off Heart360-Get to Goal! The Chicago Heart360-Get to Goal Program is dedicated to help Latinos reduce their blood pressure and lower their chances of heart disease and stroke by providing the necessary tools and resources to monitor their blood pressure...
  • Stroke Risk and the Role of Family History and Genetics - SSEEO Event

    Tuesday, September 10th, 12:00-1:00pm central time: Stroke Risk and the Role of Family History and Genetics presented by Charulatha Nagar, MD from Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital. Did your father, mother or grandparent have a stroke? Do you have high blood pressure, cholesterol or C-reactive proteins...
  • Strike Out Stroke

    Please join us in supporting the Strike Out Stroke event on September 15th in collaboration with the Midwest Stroke Action Alliance and Retreat and Refresh. The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association is working with the Midwest Stroke Action Alliance and Retreat and Refresh in supporting...
  • SSEEO 8th Annual Conference - After Stroke Comes the Rest of Your Life

    SSEEO 8 th Annual Conference After Stroke, Comes the Rest of Your Life! Saturday, October 5 th , 8am – 12pm Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital 660 N. Westmoreland Rd. (Visitor Entrance) Lake Forest, IL Keynote Speaker « Dale Spencer Don’t Fear...
  • SSEEO - Art Therapies as a Pathway to Stroke Recovery

    Join the members of SSEEO, other stroke survivors, caregivers and family members as we celebrate life and learn new skills through exciting workshops and presentations. For more information or to RSVP: Email: christine@sseeo.org www.sseeo.org Phone: 1-888-988-8047
  • SSEEO - Understanding Financial Resources for Stroke Survivors

    Stroke Survivors Empowering Each Other (SSEEO) invites you to join a lunch and learn series for stroke survivors, caregivers and healthcare professionals! The SSEEO Toll-Free Lunch and Learn Series builds community, provides support and shares information by connecting stroke survivors, caregivers...
  • SSEEO - Planes, Trains and Automobiles…How to Plan a Vacation if You Have a Disability

    Stroke Survivors Empowering Each Other (SSEEO) invites you to join a lunch and learn series for stroke survivors, caregivers and healthcare professionals! The SSEEO Toll-Free Lunch and Learn Series builds community, provides support and shares information by connecting stroke survivors, caregivers...
  • Blog Post: Illinois Advocates Traveled to D.C. for National Lobby Day!

    On May 11 and 12, the Midwest Affiliate joined more than 380 advocates in Washington D.C. for You’re the Cure on the Hill national lobby day. We had 53 volunteers 10 of which were youth advocates, 20 staff representing all 11 states in the affiliate who stepped up to the plate for healthy school...
  • Blog Post: Go Red for Women Community Expo

    On Friday, May 29th, Illinois Advocates asked the crowd at the Go Red For Women Community Expo to support the progress made by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. These amazing You're the Cure volunteers collected over 300 petitions in support of healthy school meals. This free event included heart...
  • Blog Post: Meet Illinois Advocacy Staff: Julie Mirostaw

    What brought you to be an advocate/staff for the American Heart Association? I have worked in the advocacy, okay lobbying, arena for almost ten years. I want to put the skills I have acquired and my experiences to use for an organization whose mission is to save lives and make the world a healthier...
  • Blog Post: Illinois Legislative Year End Wrap-up

    As we close the books on the American Heart Association’s fiscal year and inch closer to the end of the General Assembly’s 2015 overtime legislative session. Let’s take a look back at the progress we’ve made on systems of care in Illinois. We’ve made huge strides, but there’s...
  • Blog Post: Have you checked out the AHA store lately?

    T-shirts, measuring bowls, jewelry and everything in between. This summer you can “Shop Heart” choose the best of AHA swag like cookbooks, apparel, and accessories. You can help spread our message of heart health when you wear an American Heart Association t-shirt, jacket, lapel pin, or...
  • Blog Post: August Recess Visit: Congressman Randy Hultgren

    You're the Cure hero, Heather Gavras is puzzled why some Members of Congress are trying to roll-back strong nutrition standards for school meals. On August 4th, she stopped by Congressman Randy Hultgren's office to deliver a special puzzle, which shows that nutritious foods "fit" into...
  • Blog Post: Advocacy Volunteers Needed for Upcoming Events!

    Advocacy Volunteers Needed for Upcoming Heart Walks in Your Area The Advocacy department needs 3-4 volunteers for each of the upcoming 2015 Illinois Heart Walks. Be our hero by taking action in your community AND earn points which will allow you to move up in the You’re the Cure ranks! We will...
  • Blog Post: Advocate Spotlight: JR Dietl

    What brought you to be an advocate for the American Heart Association? In 1969 my father suffered a cardiac arrest and nobody was able to perform CPR on him. I was devastated. After becoming an EMT/Paramedic in Iowa I wanted to help so that other kids my age at the time would not have to go through...
  • Blog Post: Step it Up! The Surgeon General Advocates the Benefits of Walkable Communities

    We applaud the United States Surgeon General for recently issuing a call to action to address major public health challenges such as heart disease and diabetes. Step It Up! The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities articulates the health benefits of walking...