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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: Washington's 2015 Legislative Session is Officially Over

    After a near shutdown of the state government, Washington’s legislative session ended on July 10 after going into three special sessions. From the beginning many suspected this would be a challenging year given the Legislature’s consideration of a transportation revenue package and its need...
  • Blog Post: Please Join Us at a Heart Walk this Fall

    We are having a lovely summer this year in Washington and I don’t want to fast forward the calendar but I do want to take a moment and invite you to join us at one of three Heart & Stroke Walks in Washington this fall. Spokane Heart & Stroke Walk/5K – September 12 th at Riverfront...
  • Blog Post: Advocate Spotlight - Tim Gable

    Meet Tim Gable, a young survivor who had a stroke at age 25 and spent his 26 th birthday in the hospital. Tim’s a new AHA/ASA volunteer who has become a key advocate for our upcoming Saving Strokes Event in Provo. Here’s Tim’s story… My friends and I had decided to go on a...
  • Blog Post: Kids Cook With Heart

    Kids Cook With Heart is an exciting new program aimed at teaching middle-school aged children how fun it can be to cook and eat healthy. This program was piloted in our state last year and is now in its second year. Over the past 30 years childhood obesity has more than tripled, placing children at...
  • Blog Post: Healthy lunch ideas for the back to school season

    Guest Blogger - Kami Sutton Grassroots Coordinator Now that the kiddos have picked out their first day of school outfits, packed those backpacks and started to settle in to class, it is important that you send them off each day with a heart healthy, nutrition packed lunch they will actually eat! ...
  • Blog Post: September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

    September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month and to help raise awareness with families across the country, the American Heart Association has brought back a fun and easy way to help you with the No. 1 health concern among parents – childhood obesity. Through the Life is Why Family Health...
  • Blog Post: Simple Cooking with Heart - Tailgate Chili

    Guest Blogger: Erica Phung, Senior Government Relations Director The leaves are changing colors, and your favorite team is on the field. Fall is officially here! When the weather turns cool, there’s nothing better than a warm, hearty bowl of comforting soup or chili to keep you going. At Simple...
  • Blog Post: Advocate Highlight - Brianne Cassidy

    At age 24, Brianne Cassidy’s personality made a 180-degree change. She went from someone who made herself sick over the thought of a job interview or public speaking, to a young lady who gained so much confidence that she uprooted from her childhood home in Suburban Seattle and moved to the city...
  • Blog Post: World Stroke Day is October 29th

    October 29th is World Stroke Day, a day to raise awareness about stroke, America’s fifth leading cause of death. World Stroke Day is a global campaign aimed at reducing the incidence of stroke around the world by educating communities on the facts and myths about stroke. In the United States, stroke...
  • Blog Post: Join Us at the Capitol on February 9th

    As you may already know the 2016 legislative session will last only 60 days which means we have a very short period of time to influence lawmakers. We have set the date for our annual American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Washington advocacy day (newly renamed Heart of Washington Day...
  • Blog Post: Advocate Highlight- Heidi Stewart

    Hi my name is Heidi. I might look like your average college student but what you can’t tell just from looking at me is that I am a survivor. Growing up I was very active. I began competitive swimming at 8 years old. Everything seemed fine until my junior year of high school. The first sign that...
  • 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...