Charlotte Inniss was with us every step of the way trying to bring healthy food options to Austinites. Charlotte lent her voice by emailing and calling council members, participating in our Walk Around the Corner video, and attending several council meetings and budget hearings throughout our seven week campaign process. We could not have passed a budget allocation for the Austin Healthy Corner Store Initiative without Charlotte, and we are tremendously grateful for her support and activism. Because of her outstanding dedication to bringing the AHA mission to life for Austinites, we recognize Charlotte as our You're the Cure advocate of the month! Please read below to learn more about our You're the Cure gladiator in red.
Charlotte's volunteer journey began in the Spring of 2015 when she was attending a community function and was greeted by AHA volunteers. A few days later, she received an email asking if she wanted to join us as an advocate, and the rest is history. We asked Charlotte why she advocates for heart, and she shared,
“Once I learned what was going on, the community concern, I could not help but get involved. I believe that it is my duty as a citizen to get involved with making things better for my community, the City of Austin, and world." Charlotte also shared that "it was one of the best decisions I have made to get involved with the AHA/ASA. My neighbor had a stroke in the spring, I watched what was happening as it progressed throughout his body. I learned how to help him through the AHA as a caregiver and now as an advocate."
Fun facts about Charlotte:
- What is something in your life that you love: I love my dog, Ernesto, a little Chihuaha, called Ernie for short
- What is your all-time favorite thing to do on your time off: Going to the gym and also swimming. I enjoy floating underwater.