Rob Sayre-McCord, Central Falls
Michael Angelucci, West Virginia
Michael Angelucci has been a dedicated advocacy champion for heart-health policy in West Virginia for many years. As a You're the Cure advocate, AHA Advocacy Committee Chair and Marion County EMT, he helped spearhead our efforts to pass CPR in Schools legislation in 2015.
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Mary Kay Ballasiotes
Grace Firestone, Delaware
On June 4th, 2011, I spoke at my high school graduation at Tower Hill in Wilmington, Delaware. I was in peak health, with hopes of playing collegiate soccer in the fall. Two days later, I went tubing on the Brandywine with my best friend, and trained at the local YMCA in the afternoon. Around 11pm that night, I was on the floor of my home in Sudden Cardiac Arrest.
Advocate Spotlight: Angie Jorgensen
My wonderful husband, Jon and I together have 4 great children—Alexis, now 21; Garrett, 19; Josh, 15 and Justin 12. Our daughter is working and planning for more school. All 3 boys are currently playing football, and we are going to be cheering at lots of games this Fall! We have a busy family life and feel enormously blessed. But on December 7th, 2012, my life changed.
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Nancy Chapman has seen it all. A long-time advocate and volunteer for the American Heart Association, Nancy has been a true champion for nutrition and heart health both nationally and locally.
Meet our Volunteer of the Month: Silvia Gutierrez-Raghunath
Advocate Spotlight: Cindy Peterman
After 35 years of smoking, bouts with bronchitis and increasing prices, Cindy Peterman decided it was time to quit and she credits the recent price increase for tobacco products in Nevada with helping her.
Katie Towle - Supporting Families and Pushing for Critical Heart Tests for Kids
Advocate Spotlight: Rae O'Leary
Rae O'Leary is a advocate for public health and led the Canli Coalition to pass a tribal ordinance to protect the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe from the dangers of secondhand smoke by making all enclosed places smoke-free. Rae also joined our state-wide advocacy committee to share her knowledge, expertise and experiences to benefit all communities in South Dakota. We are pleased to introduce you to Rae O'Leary.
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