Newsletter Feature - DC
Resolutions for a healthier heart!
Keep Your Heart Health in Mind this Holiday Season!
Advocates take action in DC and at home
This month, over 200 advocates from across the country came out for You’re the Cure on the Hill Federal Lobby Day. October 16th- 18th supporters came to Washington DC to talk to their Members of Congress about top issues that we need to address at a federal level. Those who couldn’t come took part in our virtual lobby day from home!
Weak flavored tobacco laws leave a bad taste
Flavored tobacco and e-cigarettes are a hot topic in the media lately. From health issues associated with flavored tobacco and e-cigarettes to the FDA citing manufacturers of tobacco products for misleading the public that e-cigarettes are a “safer alternative” to regular tobacco, it seems like every day there is a new story about the concerns of e-cigarettes and flavored cigarettes harming youth and adults alike.
Join You're the Cure at your local Heart Walk!
As I’m sure you know, our Heart Walks are our fundraising walks we do across the country to raise funds for the lifesaving science and policy work we do everyday to fight for healthier lives. Join us at the You're the Cure table to help lend a voice for the issues that matter most to you.
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Nice to meet you, advocates!
Hello, You're the Cure advocates! I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself and let you know a little about me while I'm learning so much about all of you and the great work you do!
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Helping Kids Make Healthy Choices
Meet Lara. She is a healthy, outgoing and smart 11-year-old Washington, DC native who loves ballet, dancing and singing. She is also an American Heart Association ambassador, and advocate for kids making healthy food and drink choices.
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FDA Takes Action to Limit E-Cig Sales
Thanks to the efforts of advocates like you, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is listening to us and wants to limit the sale and access to certain flavored tobacco products like e-cigarettes.
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Meet the AHA's new president
The following story was originally posted on the American Heart Association News site on July 2, 2018.
American Stroke Month 2018
Did you know that stroke is a leading cause of death and preventable disability with 7 million American adults having had a stroke? Or that someone has a stroke every 40 seconds?