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MAA Mid-Atlantic Affiliate Blog

AHA's Mid-Atlanitc Affiliate includes DC, MD, VA, NC, and SC.
  • Gail Harris-Berry

    No one in Prince George’s County is more passionate about heart health than Gail Harris-Berry. Since becoming a You’re the Cure advocate in 2012, Gail has worked hard to keep her friends, family, and community informed on how….
  • In-District Meetings - the Golden Window?

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    Could timing be everything when you want to get your legislator’s attention? Take advantage of the golden window!
  • Coming Together to Support Tobacco Control

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    On July 7, You’re the Cure advocates and AHA’s coalition partners converged on the John A. Wilson Building to support strengthening tobacco control in the District of Columbia. The afternoon began with a press conference led by...
  • Tobacco Policies Coming to DC Council

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    Tobacco control policies are heating up at the DC Council, with two bills set for hearings in July. You’re the Cure advocates can influence policy that will further strengthen the District’s smoke-free environment. You can help…
  • Neil Dorsey

    Why am I an advocate? What got me started down this path? I have always felt the need to speak up about issues that impact our lives...
  • CPR Training Coming to DC Schools!!

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    After years of hard work by You’re the Cure advocates and American Heart Association (AHA) volunteers, the District of Columbia is on the verge of joining 34 other states by ensuring all students receive hands-only CPR training in high school!
  • Honoring Friends at the Ambassador Reception

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    Friends and American Heart Association ambassadors came together on June 9 at the Bank of America Building in Washington, DC for the 5 th annual Greater Washington Volunteer Leadership Reception to enjoy good food, engaging company, and to be honored...
  • Gail Mates

    My first recollection of my mother was with a cigarette in her hand. She smoked over 3 packs a day. Imagine being in a car with the windows up and experiencing that smoke, one cigarette lit right behind another. Not surprisingly I had chronic respiratory...
  • Stakeholders Gather to Discuss Food Access in NC

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    The American Heart Association joined other health advocates, NC lawmakers, airmen, and members of the faith community at the North Carolina Museum of History on June 1 to pray, eat, and discuss improving access to healthy food across the state through...
  • Nhu Yeargin

    For a gal who likes to spent her time alone hunkered down with a good book, Nhu Yeargin spends an awful lot of it helping others. Because of her own family’s connection to heart disease, she was drawn to the American Heart Association (AHA), among...
  • We Met At The Capitol

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    It has been a busy spring in the Mid-Atlantic Affiliate! Across the affiliate we have been hosting Lobby Days to bring advocates together to meet with their lawmakers, so join us to learn what your neighbors have been busily working on this session.
  • Debra Wells

    Don’t ever let yourself wind up like Debra Wells. Doctors confirm her heart stopped for almost 20 seconds. Today she’s alive to tell about it, and it was a rough road. Before her heart problems Debra was a successful business woman working...
  • Take Action for Corner Stores Today

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    We would all like the option to make a healthy choice, right?
  • Weighty Tobacco Issues Brought Before DC Council

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    The tone was set…as heavy rain pelted against the windows, over 30 members of the DC Tobacco Free Coalition gathered at the John A. Wilson Building on April 28 to discuss a weighty tobacco control agenda. The plan was simple -
  • Let's Get Mobile!

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    We’re keeping up with the times, and now you can advocate by text, in addition to the emails you might be used to. Get mobile with us here….
  • You’re the Cure at the Capitol State Lobby Day: Issues At A Glance

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    We wanted to take a moment and share with our State Lobby Day issues at a glance with our Lobby Day attendees, as well as those who are curious about what we will be discussing.
  • Yolanda Dickerson

    I am the product of my village. When I received the AHA Survivor Advocate of the Year award in DC two years ago, I knew it was really not about me.
  • State Lobby Day: A Day to Remember

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    We are excited that you are joining us May 10th for the 2016 NC AHA You’re the Cure at the Capitol State Lobby Day. To help you feel ready, we want to provide some important information about Lobby Day.
  • Governor Haley Signs Lifesaving Hands-On CPR in Schools Bill into Law

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    Governor Nikki Haley signed House Bill 3265 into law on Thursday, April 21, requiring all South Carolina students to learn hands-on cardiopulmonary resuscitation ( CPR).
  • Fresh Food for Strong Kids

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    Why do we need a Healthy Corner Store Initiative? This week, Valerie King, from Yadkinville, shares her thoughts...
  • We Want You... To Come To State Lobby Day

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    Don’t worry! There is still time to register for NC AHA You're the Cure State Lobby Day on Tuesday, May 10, 2016. But if you haven't already signed up - don't delay!
  • Psst ... We Want To Tell You Something Big!

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    Not just today, and not just during National Volunteer Week, but every day we here at You’re the Cure value our amazing advocates!
  • Jennifer & Joel Griffin

    On June 8, 2012, Gwyneth Griffin, a 7th grader at A. G. Wright Middle School, collapsed in cardiac arrest. About 10 minutes passed before her father, Joel, reached her. CPR had not been initiated. “ There was
  • Being a Mom is Hard Work. Finding Healthy Food Doesn’t Have to Be.

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    Busy moms need to be able to buy healthy and affordable food throughout the day, no matter where they live. One mom tells her story about why she wants healthy corner stores.
  • Shared Use Still a Challenge

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    District Sports, a DC non-profit soccer league that started in 2004 and has since grown to more than 5,000 participants, attributes its growth and success to its ability to rely on DC public schools for recreational space. But they still face challenges...