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Minnesota You're the Cure Champion of the Year

The Minnesota Advocacy team is pleased to honor and recognize an extremely passionate volunteer and You're the Cure Advocate - Amanda Bartschenfeld.


Amanda has served on the Minnesota State Advocacy Committee for the last 4 years and by day works at a Sr. Communications Specialist at Medtronic.

She initially sought advocacy work as a way to become more involved in women’s heart-health issues but quickly became ingrained in all heart-health policies. In her four years, she has recruited countless advocates to our campaigns and secured advocacy presentations for her co-workers. She has raised money through various fundraising events and her employer for the AHA.

Her enthusiasm and passion is contagious. She is a social media whiz – helping us to broaden awareness to our campaigns with every post, like, share and tweet. Amanda is always willing to take a meeting with a lawmaker, make a phone call, response to an urgent email or help a new advocate through all those steps including leading a group of advocates at this year’s lobby day. She is exactly the type of advocate that makes the Minnesota Advocacy Team successful.

Congratulations Amanda, and thank you for being the cure!





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