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  • Thank you, Oklahoma Heart Walk Volunteers!

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    Oklahoma Volunteers Rock! Thank you to all of the Oklahoma City and Tulsa Heart Walk advocacy volunteers that supported our You're The Cure recruitment efforts at the April 9th and April 23rd events.
  • NM Advocacy AfterHours: Will you join us?

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    Join us for an Advocacy AfterHours event on Wednesday, May 25th from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. at the Apothecary Lounge atop the Hotel Parq Central in Albuquerque
  • Join Us, Wyoming: Advocacy Chat with Kristen & Allison

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    May is Stroke Awareness Month and we want to talk to you! Every 40 seconds, someone has a stroke, and one out of six people will suffer a stroke in their lifetime.
  • Volunteers Needed: ABQ Heart Walk

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    We have a great opportunity to grow our You’re the Cure advocacy network at our upcoming Albuquerque Heart Walk and we need your help.
  • Healty Vending Victory in Springdale: First in Arkansas

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    Springdale, Arkansas became the first city in the state to have a vending machine policy endorsed by the American Heart Association.
  • Ady's Day at The Capitol

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    During the recent Arkansas legislative fiscal session Adyson (Ady) Coleman, her mother Christa Coleman, and family friend Krista Thornton came to visit lawmakers at the Arkansas State Capitol.
  • Meet Jarrid Garcia: Our Heart All-Star

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    Jarrid Garcia joined the Little Rock, Arkansas office as an Advocacy Intern in early 2016.
  • The Fight is Not Over

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    LEGISLATIVE RECAP: You've been with us each step of the way, from sending emails to lawmakers to attending advocacy events at the capitol.
  • Volunteer at one of the Heart & Stroke Walks in Colorado on June 4th!

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    There will be a combined attendance of about 25,000 people at the Denver and Colorado Springs Heart & Stroke Walks on June 4th. It’s not possible to reach this giant audience without volunteers help. Will you help us make a difference?
  • Meet Caitlyn Borosak

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    Volunteers play a vital role at the American Heart Association, working alongside staff members, and fellow You're the Cure advocates to jointly advance our mission of building healthier lives, free of heart disease and stroke.
  • Meet our Stroke Heroes!

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    Superheroes fly. Stroke Heroes prevent stroke. Meet our Stroke Heroes!
  • #ProtectPE for our kids' hearts... and brains!

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    Kickball, crab soccer, dodgeball, jump rope – for most adults, all these activities bring back memories of fun times spent in PE.
  • Clear Lungs, Full Hearts, Can't Lose - 50 Texas Cities Go Smoke-Free

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    On April 19th, the City of Universal City voted unanimously to pass a smoke-free ordinance that protects all workers and resident from the deadly effects of second-hand smoke!
  • You're Invited: Advocate for Heart at the Texas Capitol!

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    We’re recognizing American Stroke Month with a gathering of advocates and survivors at the Texas State Capitol on May 17. We’re recognizing American Stroke Month with a gathering of advocates and survivors at the Texas State Capitol.
  • Legislative Update: We're One Step Closer to Improved Care

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    Your AHA Colorado Advocacy Team, along with a dedicated group of You're the Cure advocates, are working hard to secure the passage of House Bill 1357 which would improve heart attack systems of care throughout the state.
  • Denver Grassroots Action Team Leads the Way

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    Read the guest post written by Julie Knowles and learn more about how to join the Denver Grassroots Action Team.
  • Port Arthur Goes Smoke-Free!

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    Last Tuesday,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!
  • Meet Mary Mandel, Our You're the Cure Hero

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    Every day we take thousands of steps to get where we need to go. You're the Cure advocate Mary Mandel knows this well and is advocating for everyone to take the step toward a healthier lifestyle!
  • Update: Healthy Vending in Albuquerque

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    We are working in Albuquerque, with City Councilmen Pat Davis and Brad Winters to pass and implement an ordinance which would allow for healthier foods to be sold in vending machines in all city owned buildings.
  • Advocacy Volunteers Needed: Tulsa Heart Walk

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    We have an exciting volunteer opportunity coming up in your backyard, and we would love to have you there!
  • Stroke Awareness Month in Wyoming: Can We Share Your Story?

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    Every 40 seconds, someone has a stroke. And one out of six people will suffer a stroke in their lifetime. But still, the vast majority of Americans do not think of stroke as a major health concern.
  • Save the Date: Arkansas Advocate Summit

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    We can’t wait to share more details with you but for now we want to get an upcoming event on your calendar so that you don’t miss this exciting opportunity.
  • Meet Jessica Westerman

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    Please meet Jessica Westerman, an amazing American Heart Association advocate that commits time and passion to support the Advocacy Team in our Little Rock, Arkansas office.
  • Arkansas Works Passes: Still has obstacles

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    Governor Asa Hutchinson called for a special legislative session last week to vote on his Private Option reform plan titled “Arkansas Works”.
  • Lace Up & Go for National Walking Day!

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    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...