American Heart Association volunteers from around the state gathered in Madison on May 7th for a day of advocacy. Attendees spent the morning learning the issues then hit the Capitol for meetings with lawmakers to discuss Senate Bill 104 and Assembly Bill 111, legislation that would ensure all newborns in Wisconsin are screened for congenital heart defects prior to hospital discharge. Since May is American Stroke Month, we also educated lawmakers on how to recognize and act if someone is having a stroke.
You can click here to watch a news segment on the event, and be sure to check out our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/AmerHeartWisc to see all the great photos from the day! Thanks to all of our advocates who made the trip to Madison - You're the Cure!