Vermont AHA board members Mary Cushman and Michelle Johnston joined the American Heart Association at our 2013 DC Lobby Day and enjoyed the effort so much, they made a return trip last month. And what a duo these two ladies are!
Dr. Cushman, a professor of medicine and researcher at the University of Vermont, and Johnston, a cardiac arrest survivor, let our congressional delegation know how important it is to continue the improvements made in school nutrition made by the Healthy and Hunger Free Kids Act. Cushman stressed the need to fund National Institutes of Health research to encourage young researchers to begin a career in possible life-saving research. Johnston stressed that this important heart and stroke research is why she is here today.
Congrats ladies on a job well done!