Recently, You’re the Cure advocates and Colorado lawmakers gathered to recognize Wear Red Day and the Go Red for Women movement. Here’s a recap of our day:
We started the morning with conversation and breakfast, followed by two special guest speakers. Volunteer advocates Gretchen Whitehurst and Tom Lucero spoke to the group about their experience advocating and testifying at the State Capitol. We were inspired by their stories and energized to get started on our advocacy day! We stopped for a moment to take a group photo showcasing our RED outfits, and posted our #GoRedSelfies. Afterward, we made our way to the Senate Floor to hear a state resolution reading that declaring Wear Red day in Colorado.
The fun didn’t stop there, we then proceeded to the House of Representatives chamber where we were able to participate in the House Resolution presentation. Shortly after that, we met with lawmakers and legislative staff to chat about our efforts to end heart disease and stroke, and build healthier lives. All in all it was a great morning, and we made a difference in efforts to raise awareness and educate policymakers on the importance of fighting heart disease and stroke through strong public policies.