Newsletter Feature - NM
New Complete Streets policies will save lives
Last year, 35 pedestrians were killed in Albuquerque by motorists, including the tragic death of 12-year-old Cleveland Middle School student Eliza “Justine” Almuina, according to the Albuquerque Police Department. That is a 32% increase in pedestrian fatalities from 2017, when 22 pedestrians were killed in the city.
New Mexico: Streets Built to Share
We all want and deserve to live in safe, healthy communities. Complete streets policies make communities and neighborhoods more livable by ensuring all people can get safely to where they need to go – work, school, the library, grocery stores, or parks. They also help people feel more connected to their neighbors, which improves quality of life.
AHA's New Brand
For nearly 100 years, the American Heart Association has been fighting heart disease and stroke, striving to save and improve lives.
GUEST BLOG: From My Heart - It's My Senior Year!
Summer has officially ended and it is back to school time for many of us. Starting back to school can be very stressful, especially for me because it is my senior year of high school!!! I don’t know if I should feel excited or nervous because not only does school come with so many great things like seeing all my friends, opportunities to learn more, and the chance to cheer our team onto victory at Friday night football games.
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Fun at the Albuquerque Heart Walk
Last month, the advocacy team headed to Hoffmantown Church for the 2018 Heart Walk for the first time in the new location. Advocates collected support cards from the crowd and spoke with attendees about heart-healthy policies like expanding the number of PE minutes in schools and increasing access to healthy food.
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Add color with pride
Did you know that LGBTQI Pride month is also National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month? Celebrate both with a rainbow of colorful fruits and vegetables.
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Lyndsey Albright Saves her Boyfriend’s Life with Telephone CPR
On Sept. 3, 2016, after a night of visiting friends, Mike Miller and his girlfriend of 11 years returned to the home they had moved into four days earlier. Just after 11 p.m., the two sat down on their couch, and that’s when Miller began acting strange. First, he told his girlfriend, Lyndsey Albright, that he felt tired. Then he took off his glasses and began crushing them in his hand. Believing he was having a seizure, Albright called 911. At that point he was no longer breathing, and she was instructed to begin CPR.
Rockstar Advocates Needed at ABQ Heart Walk
We have a great opportunity to grow our You’re the Cure advocacy network at our upcoming Albuquerque Heart Walk on Saturday, June 9th and we need your help. Join us as we advocate for healthier lives and communities in New Mexico!
Ryley Williams - Heart of a Champion
“Life after stroke”, words that I never imagined I would ever speak, much less write about. Nevertheless, it has become my life as I am the parent of a pediatric stroke survivor. My son, Ryley, at the age of 15 suffered multiple strokes and it has changed the course of our lives.
Stroke Stories: Amazing Gracie
May is American Stroke Month, and we want to celebrate the strength and resilience of stroke survivors by sharing their stories with you throughout the month. This particular story highlights that a stroke can happen to anyone at any time - and at any age. In December of 2017, 10-year-old Gracie Goss had a stroke. Gracie's story is told by her fearless mother, Andrea and we can't thank her enough for sharing Gracie with us.