Newsletter Feature - SD
GUEST BLOG: Heart-Healthy Summertime!
Summer is one of the best times of the year, and it typically comes with more freedom and opportunity to be outside, especially for our kiddos! However, it can also become easy to lack motivation or become overwhelmed by the summer heat when we aren’t paying direct attention to how we can prevent things like heat stroke and exhaustion.
Happy Minds. Healthy Hearts.
Did you know your four-legged friend could help boost health and well-being? Heart disease and stroke are the world’s top killers. Studies show that pets are good for your health. They can help you get more exercise, may lower blood pressure and cholesterol, cut stress and boost happiness.
hero_image_alt_text===It's a pug!
thumbnail_alt_text===It's a pug!
May is National Stroke Month
May is National Stroke Month and it’s a good time to make sure we are all aware of strokes. Not only how to prevent and treat them, but how to ensure everyone has access to quality stroke care.
hero_image_alt_text===Every 40 seconds someone in the U.S. suffers a stroke
thumbnail_alt_text===Every 40 seconds someone in the U.S. suffers a stroke
Advocates have the power
We’ve all come to have an interest in heart health in different ways. Some of us might be in the medical field, some may have experienced a heart condition themselves or know someone who has. Whatever the reason, we all see that its important to think about heart health and to act on it in our own lives. We are passionate to work towards a world with less cardiovascular disease and stroke. To live in a world where all people have access to education, care, and resources to be heart healthy. If you’ve been an AHA supporter for a while, you know this is our mission and why we strive to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. As a You’re the Cure Advocate, we know you believe in this too and we thank you.
hero_image_alt_text===taking action = making change
Meet Katey Aquilina, your new Grassroots Manager
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!
hero_image_alt_text===Image of Katey
thumbnail_alt_text===Image of Katey
Happy Holidays, Superheroes!
As we enjoy this season of thanks, we would be remiss if we didn’t express our sincerest thanks to you, our advocates. Though we live in different places across the country, we all come together to use our superhero advocacy powers – you are saving lives by using your voice!
Welcome Christopher Prosch
Please join us in welcoming Christoper Prosch as our new Government Relations Director for South Dakota. He comes to us on the heels of leading a successful ballot initiative that generated more than 80% support from the voters statewide.
We're thankful for you!
As AHA Advocacy staff, we get to work alongside the most remarkable volunteers- like YOU! We get to see lives improved and lives saved as a result of the work we’ve done together, and for that, we're grateful.
Recent stroke? Now there's help with rehab decisions.
Rehabilitation is the key to stroke recovery. That's why it's important for stroke survivors and their loved ones to make informed decisions about rehab facilities and programs.
Learn Hands-Only CPR During National CPR Week
We know that CPR saves lives, and during CPR and AED Awareness Week, June 1 – 7, the AHA is shining a spotlight on how lives can be saved if more Americans know CPR and how to use an AED. By sharing this important message, you can help to increase knowledge and raise awareness that can help double cardiac arrest survival rates by year 2020.
hero_image_alt_text===Picture of chest compressions
thumbnail_alt_text===Picture of chest compressions