Newsletter Feature - SD
The Midwest on Capitol Hill
On Thursday, October 17th, 242 volunteer advocates - cardiovascular disease patients, survivors, caregivers, researchers and others - from 48 states took to Capitol Hill in Washington D.C., and met with 249 House and Senate offices. We were there to advocate for a healthier life in every state in the country.
hero_image_alt_text===You're the Cure advocates on Capitol Hill
thumbnail_alt_text===You're the Cure advocates on Capitol Hill
My Experience on Capitol Hill
It was such a wonderful experience to attend You’re the Cure on the Hill with the American Heart Association. As a health care professional who is personally connected to this work, I had the opportunity to speak to Michigan legislators on my “why.”
Getting Ready for Session!
As we prepare for the upcoming year with campaign planning and setting all our legislative priorities, I wanted everyone to give you a heads up about a few things.
hero_image_alt_text===A red heart with the text “My Heart. My Voice. Advocate Trainings Coming This November!”
thumbnail_alt_text===A red heart with the text “My Heart. My Voice. Advocate Trainings Coming This November!”
Tobacco 21 – It’s not a moment; it’s a movement
Our work to raise the sale age of tobacco to 21 across the state is proving that it isn’t just a fad, it is what the state and country wants. Multiple states and over 500 different local communities from all over have already passed Tobacco 21 laws! We are going to be working towards that here in South Dakota too!
hero_image_alt_text===Legs crossed against a wall with the words "Let's Stop the Start!"
thumbnail_alt_text===Legs crossed against a wall with the words "Let's Stop the Start!"
Hello from Jacob Denniston, your new Grassroots Manager for South Dakota!
Hello, South Dakota advocates! I am so glad to be able to introduce myself and start getting to know each of you.
hero_image_alt_text===Jacob standing in front of the US Capitol.
thumbnail_alt_text===Jacob standing in front of the US Capitol.
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
thumbnail_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.