Amber Beer recently attended our National Lobby Day in Washington DC! One of the primary issues we talked with our elected about was additional funding for NIH research, specifically for cardiovascular and stroke health. Amber shared with us that the importance of continued research on heart health drives her to be involved with the AHA.
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What brought you to be an advocate for the AHA?
About six years ago, after being employed by a Heart Doctor Clinic for 6 years, I was approached to be on the Heart Walk committee by my supervisor. I then met AHA staff Robin Albers and she encouraged me to get involved with the Heart Ball and the Go Red for Women brunch. I felt it was such an honor to be asked to be a part of this great cause.
What issues or policies are you most passionate about and why?
Research is very important to me. Four years ago I took a job in Cardiovascular Research and every day I am amazed at the progress being made to help future generations.
What is your favorite AHA memory or experience so far and what made it great?
My favorite is the Heart Ball every year! It is so much fun and we seem to do out-do ourselves every year!
What is your favorite way to be active?
I love to be active all the way around! I work out 5 mornings a week with a group of friends. I also help manage the city pool in the summer, so I get to spend lots of time here with my 3 boys who are ages 11, 9 and 5. As far as being active as a volunteer, I love every event I do and like to get my boys involved in helping me with the Heart Walk every year.
What is your favorite fruit or vegetable and any tips for how you serve or prepare it?
I love almost every fruit or vegetable! I like them best raw and out of the fridge which is quick and easy as I am on the go most of the time.