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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: Why a Sugar Tax Works!

    Over the past several decades, the world has become increasingly aware of the role of added sugar, particularly in beverages, as a major factor linked with of increased weight gain, diabetes, and many other health problems as well as dental caries. The World Health Organization, most international cancer...
  • Blog Post: Help Raise Money for Important Research

    The American Heart Association Illinois Advocacy Team will be participating in the 2015 Chicago Heart Walks. This is a great opportunity for advocates, like you, to help propel American Heart Association's shared goal of creating a healthier Chicago. All You’re the Cure advocates are welcome...
  • Blog Post: Advocate Spotlight: Kirk Disrude

    What brought you to be an advocate for the AHA? At 38 years old my wife was 20 weeks pregnant with our first son when she saved my life by reacting FAST. I had a ischemic stroke that turned my day to day functioning upside down. After three days of no memory or consciousness, I "came to"...
  • Blog Post: Should Illinois Raise the Age to Buy Tobacco to 21?

    Check out this Letter to the Editor below, which was published in the Chicago Tribune by Dr. Timothy Sanborn, chairman-elect of the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association’s Illinois Advocacy Committee. We thank the Tribune for its recent editorial in support of raising the...
  • 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: Successful You're the Cure Recruitment at Illinois Heart Walks

    This year, You're the Cure volunteers collected petitions in support of the sugary drink tax and in defense of Physical Education in Illinois schools. The You're the Cure presence at each of the Heart Walks around the state was a success adding hundreds of new voices to our fight against heart...
  • Blog Post: You're the Cure Hero: Bob Biggins

    What brought you to be an advocate for the American Heart Association? I had my stroke in 2003 while serving in the Illinois legislature. I'd already been working with the American Heart Association on health care issues so after I was able, I became a visible advocate for heart healthy issues...
  • Blog Post: Illinois You're the Cure Advocacy Summit

    On Saturday, November 7th, the second annual You're the Cure Advocacy Summit kicked off in Chicago for our insider advocates, those who reached Champion and Hero rank in the previous fiscal year. Our insiders started the day sharing what inspires them to be advocates for the American Heart Association...
  • Blog Post: Advocate Spotlight: Dr. Timothy Sanborn

    What is your why? While I work with patients daily on a one to one basis to reduce their cardiovascular risk, prevention of smoking and obesity as well as emergency treatment of heart attacks can be more effective when addressed locally and statewide through the efforts of the AHA. What brought...