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  • Virtual Tour of New Website

    The newly redesigned website was designed with you, our advocates, in mind. Now we’d like to show you how to make the most of it! Please join us for a virtual tour of the new site Tuesday, November 13 at 12:00pm-12:30pm PST . (Note: Please adjust meeting start time according to your time zone...
  • Advocate in Website Wonderland: A Site Tour

    Please join us for a virtual tour of the new site You're the Cure website, Monday December 10th at 6:00pm-6:30pm PST. (Note: Please adjust meeting start time according to your time zone.) Taking action online is one of the quickest ways to make a difference. It’s important to us that you feel...
  • Advocate in Website Wonderland: A Site Tour

    Please join us for a virtual tour of the new site You're the Cure website, Tuesday December 11th at 12:00pm-12:30pm PST. (Note: Please adjust meeting start time according to your time zone.) Taking action online is one of the quickest ways to make a difference. It’s important to us that you...
  • Washington State Lobby Day

    Join us for our annual Heart on the Hill Lobby Day at the Capitol in Olympia on Wednesday, January 30. Advocates like you from across the state will gather to meet with state legislators to encourage them to make Washington a heart healthy place to live, work and learn. We will advocate for policies...
  • CPR Awareness Day at the Capitol

    Washington’s CPR in Schools bill has passed the House and is on its way to the Senate. Join us on March 25 for CPR Awareness Day at the Capitol. Volunteers and firefighters will offer CPR and AED trainings to legislators, staff and volunteers, while AHA advocates visit with senators to urge a YES...
  • Washington State Lobby Day

    Join us as we descend on Olympia to talk to state lawmakers about the important issues of childhood obesity prevention and tobacco prevention funding.
  • Washington State Lobby Day

    Join us for an exciting day in Olympia on February 3 at the Capitol! We will meet with lawmakers about funding for important programs that are vital to building a healthier Washington. We will ask lawmakers to prioritize funding for: Safe Routes to School - a program that makes it easier for...
  • 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...
  • Blog Post: Christian's Story

    Written by Aimee Lybbert, Christian's mom When our son Christian was born he appeared perfectly healthy. He passed all the standard newborn screening with flying colors. Every medical professional assured us he was fine. But in reality our son had a broken heart. Our first thought after learning...
  • Blog Post: Washington Marks 10 Years of Smoke Free Air

    It’s hard to believe but December 8th marked the 10th anniversary of the implementation of the voter approved smoke free air law in our state. We might not always see eye to eye on every issue but on November 8th, 2005 Washington voters in every county approved Proposition 901 and it went into...
  • Blog Post: Eric Price - advocate highlight

    Eric Price’s instinct for CPR response kicked in when Skyler Nelson collapsed of cardiac arrest at West Jordan Middle School on Oct. 14. Price is vice principal at the school in West Jordan, UT, and had completed a CPR refresher course just a few days before the 14-year-old went down while jogging...
  • Blog Post: Youth and e-cigarette exposure

    About 18 million U.S. middle and high school students – 70 percent – are exposed to e-cigarette (also known as e-cigs) advertising online, in stores, newspapers, magazines and movies, and on television, according to a report released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
  • Blog Post: Advocate Highlight - Sara Hoffman

    Hi my name is Sara and I am 37 years old. This year should have been one of the happiest times of my life. On April 18, 2015, I was married on a beach in Mexico. Like any bride, I spent months planning the wedding and could not wait to celebrate with our friends and family. The shocking part of this...
  • Blog Post: Update on Tobacco to 21 Legislation

    The 2016 legislative session has started and things are moving quickly. A bill to raise the tobacco and electronic smoking device purchase age to 21, House Bill 2313, which the American Heart Association is supporting received its first hearing in the House Healthcare and Wellness Committee on January...
  • Blog Post: Little Hats Big Hearts

    February is Heart Month and thanks to dedicated volunteers we are participating in the Little Hats, Big Hearts program for the first time. This program originally started in 2013 in Chicago. It was launched in the Puget Sound last fall and became so popular that we received over 2,000 red hats from volunteers...
  • Blog Post: Update on Christian Lybbert

    Aimee Lybbert, Mother of CHD (Congenital Heart Defect) Survivor, Christian, updates us on his life now and what she sees every day as a “Heart Mom” You can catch up on Christian’s story from nearly two years ago here . Christian will be three at the end of next month. He's...
  • Washington State Lobby Day

    Join us for an exciting day in Olympia on February 9 at the Capitol! We will meet with lawmakers to discuss issues that are vital to building a healthier Washington. We will talk to lawmakers about: Tobacco Control – Tobacco use is still the number one preventable cause of death in our state...
  • Blog Post: The healthy difference a month can make

    March is Nutrition Month, and a perfect time to get more involved with the AHA’s ongoing efforts to promote science-based food and nutrition programs that help reduce cardiovascular disease and stroke. Every day, we’re seeing new initiatives: to make fruits and vegetables more affordable...
  • Blog Post: AHA President Says: The Science is Clear on Sodium Reduction

    Check this out! In a new video, the President of the AHA, Dr. Mark Creager, explains that the science behind sodium reduction is clear. He says that robust evidence has linked excess sodium intake with high blood pressure, which increases the risk of heart attack, stroke, and heart failure. And, he points...
  • Blog Post: Legislative Session is Over

    The 2016 legislative session is officially over. The short session was very busy for legislators and they had a lot to accomplish in a short period of time. While we weren’t successful in passing legislation to raise the tobacco purchase age to 21, we made a lot of progress on the issue. I’d...
  • Blog Post: Jocelyn Gomez

    August 7 th , 2015 was the start of the most life-changing event of our lives. My father, mother, and I were sitting in the emergency room that night waiting to be called on. As the minutes went by a tragedy was about to occur without even knowing. My father was at the emergency room for the pain he...
  • Blog Post: Advocate Spotlight - TJ Haynes

    For TJ Haynes it was a matter of time. TJ recently threw out the first pitch at a Mustangs game in Dehler Park to promote the AHA’s Raise the Roof in Red campaign after suffering a heart attack just a few months before. On May 25, 2015 TJ had gone to the local shooting range in preparation for...
  • Blog Post: It's Time to Take the Next Step

    In 2010, Washington established a statewide system to transport and treat cardiac and stroke patients. Much like the trauma system, the Emergency Cardiac and Stroke System was designed to ensure patients get to the right hospital capable of administering the right treatment at the right time. Advocates...
  • Blog Post: Advocate Highlight - Myra Wilson

    On November 3, 2014, I was in nursing school, working as a student nurse at the VA hospital. My first sign something was not quite right was when I was walking through the nursing station and both of my eyes went blurry. I could still see color but I couldn’t see letters. It was blurry for ~30...
  • Blog Post: Washington Do you know what F.A.S.T. stands for?

    May brings the opportunity to discuss and educate on an issue that is more common than we want it to be – stroke. Stroke is the 6th leading cause of death in Washington yet only eight percent of those surveyed in the American Stroke Association/Ad Council Stroke Awareness Continuous Tracking Study...