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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: 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...
  • Blog Post: Jettieā€™s Story: My Life in a Food Desert

    Did you know that June is Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month? To celebrate the occasion, we want to introduce you to Jettie Young, who volunteers at Hornsby-Dunlap Elementary School and lives in the surrounding community, which is a food desert just outside of Austin. Jettie explains: What does living...
  • Blog Post: CPR Awareness Week in Texas

    The American Heart Association recognized CPR Week, June 1-7, by featuring the lifesaving story of how Aerin Thomas, a 12 year old from Frisco, Texas, used CPR to save her father's life. We set up a special exhibit at the State Capitol featuring Aerin's story. We also displayed informational...
  • Blog Post: Mesquite Goes Smoke-Free

    We have great news out of North Texas! The City of Mesquite unanimously passed a smoke-free ordinance, which will provide a safe working environment for all workers within the city! Thanks to the support of city council and our dedicated You're the Cure advocates, 144,416 more Texans will now breathe...
  • Blog Post: 12 Cities Go Smoke-Free in 12 Months

    It's been an incredible year! In the past 12 months, because of your support, phone calls, testimony, and dedication to seeing a healthier Texas, we have helped to pass12 smoke-free ordinances in cities across the state! This means that in just one year, over 705,000 additional Texans are now...
  • Blog Post: Get Active on Social Media: #SuperParkSelfie Photo Contest

    Getting as little as 30 minutes of physical activity a day can reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke . This summer, why not increase your physical activity by taking part in National Park and Recreation Month? Here’s the latest from the National Recreation and Park Association...
  • Blog Post: Volunteer Spotlight: Dr. Allison Pierce

    Please meet our new American Heart Association volunteer leader and Arkansas State Advocacy Committee member, Dr. Allison Pierce. Hometown : Dallas, Texas Current town : Springdale, Arkansas Favorite movie : Stand By Me Hobbies: cooking, gardening, home improvement projects, playing with my dogs...
  • Blog Post: Meet Jane Redford, Our Heart Warrior

    Name: Jane Redford Occupation: Director of Business Development at a tech company How long have you been volunteering with the American Heart Association? I’m just getting started after my open heart surgery (which was April 11). I’m getting involved in the Dallas area. Why do you...
  • Blog Post: We need your help: Calling all stories

    Our volunteers are our eyes and ears in the community. Help the AHA by identifying your friends, coworkers, neighbors, family members, or community members who may have a story to share related to heart disease and stroke. It’s important for our legislators to hear stories from or about real...