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Volunteer Spotlight: Layza Lopez-Love

Volunteers are the lifeblood of the American Heart Association.  We are constantly amazed by our volunteers' commitment to advocate for healthier lives and to help save lives through policy change.  We are pleased to spotlight Layza Lopez-Love as this month's volunteer extraordinaire

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Volunteers are the lifeblood of the American Heart Association.  We are constantly amazed by our volunteers' commitment to advocate for healthier lives and to help save lives through policy change.  We are pleased to spotlight Layza Lopez-Love as this month's volunteer extraordinaire. Read below to learn more about Layza and her why:

Occupation: Outreach Team Lead at Community Clinic in Northwest Arkansas

Hometown: I live in Springdale, Arkansas but home is where the heart is and my heart is in Los Angeles, California

Favorite movie: All Rocky movies and Shawshank Redemption

Hobbies: Watching Dodger baseball!

Pets: 6-year-old rescue dog named Kamala

Kiddos: 3-month-old Adryan and step kid twins Luke and Rachael who turned 9 on September 9th! Happy Birthday!!

Role model: My parents

Greatest achievement: Running the Los Angeles Marathon three times…I’m asthmatic…

Favorite AHA event and why? Vestido Rojo. It is so important to educate people in the language that they speak, and in an environment they feel safe and comfortable. 

Why is advocating with the American Heart Association important to you? Heart disease runs in my dad’s side of the family. My father, himself, suffered a heart attack at the age of 36! Education, is the key to prevention. I will gladly advocate and do what I can to spread the message.

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