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  • Texas Lobby Day-January

    Join the American Heart Association for our Monthly Lobby Days. We are fighting for issues that will reduce heart disease and stroke in Texas, but we need your help! The January Lobby Day will be from 9am-Noon. Texas Lawmakers need to hear from you and our lobby days are an easy way to make...
  • Texas Lobby Day-February

    Join the American Heart Association for our Monthly Lobby Days. We are fighting for issues that will reduce heart disease and stroke in Texas, but we need your help! The February Lobby Day will be from 9am-Noon. Texas Lawmakers need to hear from you and our lobby days are an easy way to make...
  • Texas Lobby Day-March

    Join the American Heart Association for our Monthly Lobby Days. We are fighting for issues that will reduce heart disease and stroke in Texas, but we need your help! The March Lobby Day will be from 9am-3pm. Texas Lawmakers need to hear from you and our lobby days are an easy way to make your...
  • Texas Lobby Day-April

    Join the American Heart Association for our Monthly Lobby Days. We are fighting for issues that will reduce heart disease and stroke in Texas, but we need your help! The April Lobby day will be from 1PM-4PM. Texas Lawmakers need to hear from you and our lobby days are an easy way to make...
  • Texas Lobby Day-May

    Join the American Heart Association for our Monthly Lobby Days. We are fighting for issues that will reduce heart disease and stroke in Texas, but we need your help! The May Lobby Day will be from 10AM-Noon. Texas Lawmakers need to hear from you and our lobby days are an easy way to make...
  • AHA Lobby Day-Tobacco Prevention

    We invite you to join us for a lobby day as we start off the New Year excited to continue our fight to reduce heart disease and stroke in Texas. In 2013, your hard work and dedication helped us secure numerous victories at the Texas Capitol and we want to continue that work. American Heart Association...
  • Advocating for Heart at the Texas Capitol

    We welcome you to save the date and join us for Advocating for Heart at the Texas Capitol on September 16. We will renew our efforts to engage Texas lawmakers on the importance of building a stronger system of care that will work to improve health outcomes and survival rates from our #1 killer, cardiovascular...
  • Blog Post: Recognizing You're the Cure Champions and Heroes

    We would like to thank our most active You’re the Cure advocates. Please view members that have reached the Champion or Hero rank from across the SouthWest Affiliate. Did you know that by being an active You’re the Cure member you get points for all the different actions you take? Points...
  • Blog Post: Wear Red Day at the Texas Capitol

    On Wednesday, February 4th, the Texas House of Representatives and the Texas Senate helped to turn the Pink Dome RED in support of National Wear Red Day on February 6th. A group of twenty American Heart Association volunteers and staff were in the galleries as Texas House Representative Patricia Harless...
  • Blog Post: Don Bremner - 3 Time Heart Survivor and Advocate

    I had my first heart attack at the age of 51 about an hour after a hard game of squash. Up to that point I was in excellent health and maintained my fitness by running 10Ks and half-marathons. I knew about my family heart history but like many thought, ’I’m fitter and healthier with a much...
  • Blog Post: Grocery Access Legislation Introduced!

    Thanks to advocates like you, legislation was just introduced in the Texas House and Senate that would create a Texas Grocery Access Investment program. This investment would support business and create jobs. It also would bring grocery stores to communities where it is difficult to buy fresh and healthy...
  • Blog Post: Investing in Prevention

    The cheapest and most effective way to treat heart disease and stroke is to prevent them in the first place. Take action now! Ask lawmakers to fund important lifesaving programs. We encourage lawmakers to support a number of funding requests that will reduce heart disease and stroke in Texas: ...
  • Blog Post: Volunteer Spotlight: Thurman Paul

    Thurman Paul is like many You’re the Cure Advocates connected to stroke. His father’s uncle suffered a stroke two years ago. His interest in the Advocacy work of the American Heart Association began with a simple call to action to sign a petition in support of obesity prevention on the community...
  • Blog Post: Tania Boughton

    Tania Noelle Boughton is Chair of the AHA State Leadership Council for Obesity Prevention, the author of cookbook Eating Light, Done Right , and the founder of “Check the Light Before You Bite!” a healthy eating program in school districts, geared toward helping children make healthier food...
  • Blog Post: Advocating for Heart: Take action to get Texas #CloserToMyGrocer!

    On March 18, youth advocates and volunteers from across Texas will be Advocating for Heart in Austin to ask their elected officials to bring them closer to their grocer! Follow along on social media using the hashtag #CloserToMyGrocer and at @YoureTheCureTX . Join the movement and take action today...
  • Blog Post: Texans testify in support of Grocery Access Investment

    On Thursday, March 19, Texans representing a variety of businesses and populations in Texas testified on behalf of HB 1485, the Texas Grocery Access Investment Act, in a hearing held by the House Committee on Economic and Small Business Development. Only a day after a large Advocating for Heart day during...
  • Blog Post: Texas Kids Tell Legislators It's Important to Be #CloserToMyGrocer

    On Wednesday, March 18, the Voices for Healthy Kids Texas campaign team hosted a Youth Advocating for Heart event at the Texas Capitol to advocate on behalf of increased access to healthy foods. Watch the recap video here! “We’re trying to make it fair for other people who don’t...
  • Blog Post: Carol Sterling

    Carol Sterling began her time as a volunteer for the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association in Ponca City, working with Heart Walk. Over the past few years, Carol became involved in the Go Red for Women campaign through the Passion Committee. Her first opportunity to learn about Advocacy...
  • Blog Post: Ask Texas Lawmakers to Fund Prevention Programs

    Because of your help over the last three months lawmakers have drafted a state budget that includes several important investments for heart disease and stroke prevention. Take Action Here and ask lawmakers to fund critical measures that will prevent and treat heart disease and stroke: http://p2a.co/DKoFezs...
  • Blog Post: Poll Finds Texans Overwhelmingly Support Texas Grocery Access Investment

    83% of Texans favor a program to increase the number of grocery stores in Texas that sell healthier food in underserved communities that need stores. Click each image to enlarge and find out more about HB 1485 and SB 1590, the Texas Grocery Access Investment Act.
  • 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: Published in TribTalk: Bringing Texans closer to their grocer

    Tania Boughton and Dr. Stephen Pont write in TribTalk, a publication of The Texas Tribune , on how Texas Grocery Access Investment would create jobs, save taxpayers millions in health care costs, and improve quality of life in rural and urban communities. Check out the May 8 article here! Tania Noelle...
  • 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: Join us at the Texas Capitol on June 30th!

    Thank you for your continued dedication to advancing heart healthy and stroke smart policies. Please join us at the Texas Capitol for our Advocating for Heart event on June 30! RSVP to secure your spot today. What: Advocating for Heart When: Tuesday, June 30, 2015, 1:30-3:30 pm Whe r e...