Newsletter Feature - SD
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.
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
Wellendorf Family Receives Legislative Advocacy of the Year Award
Five years ago, Brad Wellendorf had a heart attack at home. Quick response from his family and EMS professionals saved his life. Their story helped educate legislators on the important, life-saving skill of CPR. We are proud to award the Wellendorf family with our Legislative Advocate of the Year award.
hero_image_alt_text===Picture of the Wellendorf Family
thumbnail_alt_text===Picture of the Wellendorf Family