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Advocate Spotlight: Taryn Bewley

My advocacy journey with the American Heart Association began five years ago. At the age of sixteen, I joined the AHA Grassroots Action Team in Arkansas knowing I wanted to advocate for heart health in my state and for my family. As an avid runner, both on the Ouachita Baptist University Cross Country team and in half marathons with my dad, I’m constantly working to improve my own heart health through physical fitness but knew becoming an advocate with the AHA was a way to make a difference through the public policy process.

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Ben and Laurie at the US Capitol

Advocate Spotlight: Ben Ellis

Ben Ellis is an advocate from Pittsburgh, PA who has dedicated his life to addressing emergency health and ensuring that everyone has a chance for a longer, healthier life. We talked to Ben about why advocacy with American Heart Association was so important to him.

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Debra Meyerson, Steve Zuckerman and Nancy Brown at 2019 Federal Lobby Day

Advocate Spotlight: Debra Meyerson

My husband Steve and I recently returned from 3 days in Washington DC with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. 

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