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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: Advocate for Heart at the Texas Capitol

    You're invited to join us at our state Capitol on Thursday, February 4th, as we recognize National Wear Red Day and the fight against the number one killer of women - heart disease, by advocating for heart healthy and stroke smart policies. What: Advocating for Heart at the Capitol When: Thursday...
  • Blog Post: Houston Advocates are Part of the Puzzle!

    On Saturday, January 23, twenty-five inspiring You’re the Cure volunteers from the Houston area gathered for the Houston Advocate Summit! Some volunteers were new to You’re the Cure, while others had a long history of volunteering with the State Advocacy Committee...
  • Blog Post: Seven Months, Seven Cities

    368,751. That’s how many Texans can breathe easier this year. In the past 7 months, 7 cities in Texas have made a big step towards improving the heart health of their citizens. The cities of Sherman, Waco, DeSoto, Port Lavaca, Edinburg, Red Oak, and Duncanville have all passed smoke-free ordinances...
  • Blog Post: McAllen Goes Red, Help Them Go Smoke-Free

    On January 25th, the McAllen City Commission proclaimed February 5th, 2016 as “National Wear Red Day” at their City Commission meeting. The proclamation was read and presented by City Commissioner Trey Pebley and AHA volunteer, Mario Reyna from the McAllen ISD, accepted the proclamation on...
  • Blog Post: Volunteers Attend Advocate Summits Throughout Texas

    Throughout January, over sixty inspiring You’re the Cure volunteers from the Houston area and Central Texas gathered for the first ever You’re the Cure Advocate Summits! Some of the volunteers were new to You’re the Cure, while others had a long history of volunteering with the...
  • Blog Post: Meet Sandi Shaw

    I'm delighted for our You're the Cure advocates to meet Sandi Shaw. Sandi's story and connection to stroke is powerful and one that I hope inspires readers to take action and get involved in the grassroots movement to fight heart disease and stroke! ***********************************...
  • Blog Post: Stories from the Street: McAllen Healthy Hearts 5k & Smoke-Free RGV

    The following is a post by Local Policy Manager, Jerry Saavedra on his experience at the McAllen Healthy Hearts 5k It was a great weekend in McAllen! This past Valentine’s Day weekend, the McAllen Heart Hospital and The Heart Clinic held their second-annual Healthy Hearts 5K. The turnout was...
  • Blog Post: What's Up Doc? Fresh Produce Coming Your Way, San Antonio!

    The San Antonio City Council recently made some important changes to the city’s zoning codes that will make it easier to grow, buy, and sell fresh foods throughout San Antonio. These changes include efforts to increase urban farms and cottage food sales (selling small amounts of homemade/home...
  • Blog Post: Join Advocates at the State Capitol!

    What happens in the Capitol, definitely doesn't stay in the Capitol! In fact, stories shared by You're the Cure advocates with their elected officials make their way out of the Capitol in the form of heart healthy and stroke smart policies, changing our communities for the better...
  • Blog Post: Meet Kari & TK

    In our Volunteer Spotlight this month we would love for you to meet TWO of our Oklahoma Grassroots Action Team members: Name: Kari Stender, M.P.H. (pictured on right) Hometown: Sioux City, IA-but I've lived in Oklahoma for 9 years Favorite activity when you’re not at work: Exercising...
  • Blog Post: Meet Mylan Shaunfield, Advocate for Health

    We are thrilled to highlight one of our newest You're the Cure advocates, Mylan Shaunfield. He's been advocating for heart health in record speed. Mylan has shown his passion through participating in Advocating for Heart events at the Capitol, and has even been known to drop by legislative offices...
  • Blog Post: Lace Up & Go for National Walking Day!

    Nowadays, we’re spending more time at work and sitting in front of a screen than ever before. We're becoming less active, which can increase our risk of heart disease, stroke and other diseases. You’re invited to join us as we lace up for a healthier life by taking part in the American...
  • Blog Post: Meet Mary Mandel, Our You're the Cure Hero

    Every day we take thousands of steps to get where we need to go. You're the Cure advocate Mary Mandel knows this and is advocating for everyone to take the step toward a healthier lifestyle! Meet Mary: As a heart attack survivor, I know the importance of taking time to take care of yourself...
  • Blog Post: Port Arthur Goes Smoke-Free!

    Last Tuesday, April 5th, the Port Arthur City Council voted unanimously (9-0) in favor of a comprehensive smoke-free ordinance! Port Arthur is now the 48th city in Texas to go smoke-free! We are incredibly thankful for all our smoke-free supporters who sent emails, made calls, and testified before...
  • Blog Post: You're Invited: Advocate for Heart at the Texas Capitol!

    We’re recognizing American Stroke Month with a gathering of advocates and survivors at the Texas State Capitol. Please join us on Tuesday, May 17 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for a dynamic event featuring advocates that have come together to share their stories of survival. We invite you to...
  • Blog Post: Clear Lungs, Full Hearts, Can't Lose - 50 Texas Cities Go Smoke-Free

    On April 19th, the City of Universal City voted unanimously to pass a smoke-free ordinance that protects all workers and residents from the deadly effects of second-hand smoke! In doing so, they not only became another Texas city choosing to prioritize the health of their residents, but they became...
  • Blog Post: #ProtectPE for our kids' hearts... and brains!

    Kickball, crab soccer, dodgeball, jump rope – for most adults, all these activities bring back memories of fun times spent in PE. It was a great way to burn off steam and learn something about a new sport, all while absorbing the importance of staying physically fit. PE definitely contributes to...
  • Blog Post: Meet our Stroke Heroes!

    Superheroes fly. Stroke Heroes prevent stroke. May is American Stroke Month. While stroke threatens millions of lives, it is largely preventable, treatable, and beatable. We are honored to recognize these stroke survivors who have joined us on our mission to end stroke. They are working hard across...