Wendy Mono has a long-standing commitment to policies that improve cardiovascular health. After her husband died from sudden cardiac arrest in 2001 while working out at his health club, she began volunteering as an advocate hoping to help save lives and spare other families the heartbreak of losing a loved one. Wendy’s efforts helped pass legislation that requires most health clubs in New York to have an automated external defibrillator (AED) on site. She also successfully lobbied for stronger Good Samaritan laws to help encourage bystander CPR and AED use. Wendy, on behalf of the American Heart Association, supported the implementation of CPR training for every high school student before graduation, as well as creating greater transparency for physical education programs in NYC schools. Even with successes in both of these campaigns, her efforts to educate the public and prevent heart disease and stroke are never ending. She continues to advocate for our mission in hopes to help save lives and spare other families the heartbreak of losing a loved one.