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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...
  • Great American Smokeout

    What: A rally in Downtown South Bend in support of smoke-free air for ALL Indiana workers. We will take an aerial picture of supporters in the shape of a no-smoking sign. Where: Downtown South Bend. We will meet on the grid of the College Football Hall of Fame for the picture. When: November 15...
  • 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: 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: Share Your Story: Becky Rinehart

    Becky Rinehart Indiana Becky Rinehart has been fighting for six years to return to a lifestyle she knew before she suffered a stroke. Prior to the stroke, she was a runner and played golf and softball. She is now an active walker and does other exercises. The stroke also affected her ability to communicate...
  • Blog Post: Have you learned Hands-Only CPR?

    Did you know that last week was CPR week? If you missed it, don't worry - there is always time to learn! Why Learn Hands-Only CPR? Cardiac arrest – an electrical malfunction in the heart that causes an irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) and disrupts the flow of blood to the brain, lungs...
  • 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: American Heart Association Praises Historic FDA Action to Remove Trans Fat from Foods

    Washington, D.C., June 16, 2015 – American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown issued the following comments on the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) final determination that partially hydrogenated oils are no longer “generally recognized as safe” (GRAS), released today: “The...
  • 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: Share Your Story: Margo Knefelkamp

    Margo Knefelkamp, Indiana While working full-time and earning her MBA, Margo adopted healthier habits that helped her lose 100 pounds. She joined a CrossFit gym and exercises multiple times per week. She cut sugar-sweetened beverages and began eating healthier foods. The results have been an inspiration...
  • Blog Post: Social factors could erase gains in heart disease, stroke

    Although deaths from heart attacks and strokes have been declining thanks to advances in prevention and treatment, social factors such as race and income could reverse that trend, according to a first-of-its-kind statement from the American Heart Association. The incidence of heart disease and stroke...
  • 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: Committee talks making fresh food more accessible in “food deserts”

    Danielle Patterson, government relations director for the American Heart Association, said the $5 million dollars a year for funding is a small investment in the process of making healthy food accessible. “Those numbers can be leveraged against federal dollars, private dollars, grant dollars...
  • 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: Katie Nave

    Katie Nave works in cardiac critical care and sees the devastation of heart disease every day. She also has battled her own weight problems since childhood. After the birth of her two children, she knew she needed to adopt healthy behavior for them. She quit eating sugary snacks and replaced them with...
  • 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: Did you know: Congestive Heart Failure

    Did you know: the number of Americans diagnosed with heart failure is expected to increase by nearly 40 percent during the next 15 years and the costs of managing the illness will almost double, according to a new report from the American Heart Association released last Tuesday. Congestive heart failure...
  • 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...