Huh?! I can help You’re the Cure by having a party? You sure can, and it’s fun to do!
Tupperware might have started the trend, but many since have figured out the beauty of sharing a message with a group of friends to help get something done. One of the ways we get advocacy done is with ‘house parties.’
Growing the You’re the Cure network is our how we have power to leverage, to get our bills passed – bills that help people live longer healthier lives. A house party is a fun way you can pull your friends and family into the fold, helping them understand the importance of our work, and inviting them to help the cause by joining the network. And unlike Tupperware, it won’t cost them a penny.
Here’s how simple it can be:
Here’s what Larry and Karen Calhoun, a North Carolina couple who do house parties annually, say:
“We do a party for You’re the Cure and the Heart Walk every year, and it’s become something we really look forward to. We cook a heart healthy Cajun meal and thus our team name, the Cardiac Cajuns. The American Heart Association has helped us get organized and given support by providing information and visual displays about YTC, heart disease, and the work of AHA. We really enjoy getting our friends together and love knowing we’re helping build the grassroots network in the process.”
You can put your own twist on the idea to ‘make it your own.’ We even heard of someone who did a mobile house party, going around to their friends’ houses to do individual sign-ups!
Host the Ultimate House Party: a party that can save lives! Will you do one?
Guests mingle and chat at a 'House Party' at Larry and Karen Calhoun's