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Meet Dr. Laura Brown!

This month we are thrilled to recognize one of our leading volunteer advocates who is leading the charge in the fight against heart disease and stroke. As both a young mother and a pediatrician, Dr. Laura Brown was honored to be asked to be on both the Center and Residential Childcare Licensing Committees, as this role - advocating for the health and safety of children from a medical and developmental standpoint - felt like a natural extension of her daily activities. 

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The Youth Voice Can Go A Long Way

The age of an advocate is just a number to most: what really matters is how you share your story to make a difference.

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In Memory of Raheem Baraka

Remembering the Boston advocate who dedicated his life to health equity.

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Dave McKissock, Superstar Advocate

Survivor & volunteer extraordinaire Dave McKissock’s story is one that is truly remarkable and has resulted in his passion for advocacy.

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Dr. Shon Chakrabarti

The You’re the Cure network is full of incredible advocates that invest their free time and energy with us to make a difference – in their local community and beyond.

Dr. Shon Chakrabarti is an interventional cardiologist and an advocate. He is a shining example of how one individual can make a big difference when they invest their passion with the American Heart Association. Dr. Chakrabarti is instrumental in changing policy and ensuring individuals receive high-quality cardiovascular care.

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Therese Cahill - Maine Advocate

Therese found new purpose after a health scare. Read her story.

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Katie Towle - Raising Awareness About Congenital Heart Defects

Cardiac Kids Go to the Ballpark.

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Matt Keene, A Cardiac Arrest Survivor, Advocates for AEDs in Public Schools

Matt survived a cardiac arrest while playing football due to the quick action of his coaches.

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Kathy McCarthy, Albany, New York

Albany's Communications Director talks about her role in advocacy work.

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Pichkatna, Rhode Island

Pichkatna is a member of Young Voices. She spoke about the importance of PE at the American Heart Association's Youth Advocacy Day at the State House.

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