This year, You're the Cure volunteers collected petitions in support of the sugary drink tax and in defense of Physical Education in Illinois schools. The You're the Cure presence at each of the Heart Walks around the state was a success adding hundreds of new voices to our fight against heart disease and stroke making us louder!
Advocates at the McHenry County, McLean County, Downtown Chicago, and Oak Brook Heart Walks educated walkers on the harmful effects of drinking sugar loaded beverages. Together we can lower the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages in Illinois!
You're the Cure volunteers at the Tri-County Peoria, Palos Hills, Southern Illinois, and Lake County Heart Walks did an amazing job getting petitions signed in defense of Physical Education in Illinois schools. These advocates educated walkers on the importance of protecting daily Physical Education for our students.
Many thanks to all of our You're the Cure volunteers who took time out of their schedules to volunteer in the Advocacy area at their local Heart Walk this season! To view pictures from each of the Heart Walks visit our You're the Cure Illinois Facebook page: http://on.fb.me/1MUFtVi
It is not too late to volunteer in the You're the Cure booth at the Champaign Heart Walk on October 10th from 7:30am-11am. If you are interested please email Rae O'Neill at firstname.lastname@example.org