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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: Help Make The Healthy Choice, The Easy Choice in Austin!

    With your help, a fresh and healthy choice is right around the corner. To grow up healthy, children and their families need many things in their communities. One thing is a store selling fresh fruits and vegetables. Did you know, 14% of Texans - that's 3.4 million people! - live in neighborhoods...
  • Blog Post: Join Us at a Heart Walk Near You!

    Can you to join us on Saturday, September 12th as we advocate for HEART ? On this day we’ll have three American Heart Association Heart Walks in North Texas, which means three BIG opportunities to recruit You're the Cure advocates from across Texas. We invite you to join us at the You’re...
  • Blog Post: Volunteer at the San Angelo Heart Walk!

    Can you join us on Saturday, September 12th as we advocate for HEART? On this day we have a big opportunity to recruit You're the Cure advocates in San Angelo. We invite you to join us at the You’re the Cure table to help share your story, meet new advocates and build support for a healthier...
  • Blog Post: Happy Anniversary, Austin! Celebrating 10 Years as a Smoke-Free Community

    Today marks the TEN-YEAR anniversary of Austin’s comprehensive smoke-free ordinance. That’s 3,650 days and counting of less smoking, better indoor air quality, and healthier citizens! Secondhand smoke is a leading cause of heart disease, stroke, and cancer. Nonsmokers who are exposed...
  • Blog Post: Thank you for fighting to improve Austin's health!

    Thank you to the new and returning volunteers who tirelessly advocated online, over the phone, or in person at City Council in support of an Austin Healthy Corner Store Initiative. We are so grateful for the time and energy you spent on the “More at My Store” campaign to make the healthy...
  • Blog Post: Summer of Smoke-Free

    By Jerry Saavedra, Senior Local Policy Manager The American Heart Association, along with our Smoke-Free Texas partners, have had a tremendous summer; adding Waco, Sherman, and DeSoto to the growing list of Texas Smoke-Free cities. Thanks to the hard work of our dedicated volunteers & coalition...
  • Blog Post: TEXAS SMOKE-FREE LEADERSHIP COUNCIL FORMED

    By Jerry Saavedra, Senior Local Policy Manager The American Heart Association (AHA) is proud to announce the formation of the 2015-2016 Texas State Leadership Council – Smoke-Free. The SLC for Smoke-Free, as those of us at the AHA who like to use acronyms like to call it, will work to provide...
  • Blog Post: Meet Charlotte Inniss, a Gladiator in Red

    Charlotte Inniss was with us every step of the way trying to bring healthy food options to Austinites. Charlotte lent her voice by emailing and calling council members, participating in our Walk Around the Corner video, and attending several council meetings and budget hearings throughout our seven week...
  • Blog Post: Add your voice to the "Closer to My Grocer" movement!

    Sign up here to help make the healthy choice the easy choice across Texas! Going to the grocery store is something we may take for granted. Did you know that 14 percent of Texans - that's 3.4 million people! - do not have grocery stores in their communities? This makes it hard for them to make...
  • Blog Post: You're the Cure Advocate Pkaye Washington is Selected as National Spokesperson for Go Red for Women!

    Longtime You're the Cure advocate and Grassroots Action Team Chair, Pkaye Washington, was selected as a member of this year's “Real Women,” national spokespeople for the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women movement. These nine women from across the country will share...
  • Blog Post: Meet Catalina Berry, Our You're the Cure Champion

    This month our Advocate Spotlight features Catalina Berry, a You're the Cure advocate and Grassroots Action Team Member. Catalina has been raising her voice in support of healthy living. With her dynamic personality and passion for traveling and fitness, it has been a pleasure getting to know Catalina...
  • Blog Post: Mozart: Good for the Heart?

    For centuries, listeners of classical music have remarked about its uplifting and inspirational nature. Now, however, researchers in Greece say it might have a measurable effect on cardiovascular health. In reporting initial findings earlier this year in the journal Atherosclerosis, Charalambos Vlachopoulos...
  • Blog Post: Port Lavaca Stays Smoke-Free

    Earlier this month, residents of Port Lavaca, Texas voted 72% to uphold their comprehensive smoke-free ordinance! To give you a sense of the timeline, the City Council passed an ordinance by a 5-1 vote that included making bars and restaurants smoke free, effective April 2015. In August, several local...
  • Blog Post: Advocates Raise Awareness of Stroke

    In honor of stroke awareness, the City of Austin has proclaimed October 29th, 2015 as World Stroke Day. On October 14th Austin Mayor Pro Tem, Kathie Tovo, presented the World Stroke Day proclamation to Chris Figureida, the cyclist behind Cycle for Heart. Chris has traveled thousands of miles around the...
  • Blog Post: North Texas Advocates are "Part of the Puzzle"

    Here at the American Heart Association, Life is Why we work to eliminate heart disease and stroke. You're the Cure Advocates are Why we are able to create healthier lives and communities through policy change! On Saturday, November 14, seventeen You’re the Cure volunteers from all over North...
  • Blog Post: With more children at risk for heart disease, make healthy changes this Thanksgiving

    Happy Thanksgiving from the American Heart Association! This Thanksgiving, we are thankful for all of our amazing advocates who take the time to help us save lives, whether it is coming to the Capitol for an Advocating for Heart Day or simply educating family and friends about the importance of heart...
  • Blog Post: AHA Presents on Healthy Food Access at Southern Obesity Summit

    Mid-November marked the 2015 Southern Obesity Summit in Jackson, MS. The conference was well attended by advocates, community leaders, government officials, healthcare providers, educators, and the like, from across 16 southern states. Advocacy team members Terri Broussard Williams, Kaitlyn Murphy, and...
  • Blog Post: Why Amanda Advocates

    We're so excited for you to meet Amanda Denton, one of our newest advocates and Dallas Grassroots Action Team members! Amanda lives in North Texas and has an amazing story. Get to know her and learn of her motivation to volunteer with You're the Cure. Welcome, Amanda! Name: Amanda Denton ...