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Advocate Spotlight: Cassandra Welch

Meet AHA Advocate, Cassandra Welch!

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What brought you to be an advocate for the American Heart Association? 

I wanted to get involved with American Heart Association, because I have hypertension and members of my family have heart disease.

 

What issues or policies are you most passionate about and why? 

Hypertension, Stroke and Cardiac Arrhythmia

 

What is your favorite advocacy memory or experience so far and what made it great? 

Working the American Heart Association advocacy booth and passing out information on the importance of daily physical education in schools at several events.

 

What is your favorite way to be active? 

Providing information about how members of my family have dealt with hypertension, strokes, atrial fibrillations, and encouraging children & adults to increase their exercise time.

 

What is your favorite fruit or vegetable? 

Spinach

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