Hello everyone!!! It has been a full year of blogging right here on the American Heart Association You’re The Cure page for me. I have shared so many things with you guys and this month I am excited to announce something extra special.
I will be speaking at the Go Red For Women Survivor Gallery Unveiling on Thursday, January 31st at the Arkansas State Capitol! I attended for the first time last year, and was moved by the stories of survival from a diverse group of women. I was able to speak one-on-one with many of the women featured at the event last year and their stories of courage were so inspiring. You might even remember that I went live on Twitter to bring you highlights from the event. I look forward to meeting the 2019 featured survivors this year and speaking about advocacy with the AHA!
Photo: 2018 Go Red For Women Survivor Gallery Unveiling
The day will also include the Heart at the Capitol Lobby Day which is open to everyone. You can hear from American Heart Association advocacy staff while they update you on the efforts underway at the Capitol and beyond to create a healthier Arkansas for all of us! Most importantly, this is also a great opportunity to get your foot in the door if you are looking to be an advocate with the AHA. You will also have the opportunity to talk with lawmakers to share your story and talk about legislation the AHA is working on this year! Take a minute to RSVP for the lobby day HERE.
Photo: Advocates meeting with Governor Asa Hutchinson during Heart at the Capitol 2017
February is right around the corner, and it is a very important month. It is American Heart Month! The first Friday in February is always National Wear Red Day. People all around the country wear red to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease and save lives. I received so many pictures last year of people who were wearing red for this cause, and I want to ask all of you to do the same. Post pictures on social media and tag the American Heart Association by using #ARGoRed while you wear your fabulous red!
Until next time,
AHA Advocate & Guest Blogger
P.S. Love my village for celebrating National Wear Red Day with me last year! Start planning your RED outfit for this year NOW!