There has been a flurry of Red in Annapolis this month celebrating AHA’s Go Red 10th year anniversary! On February 19th, there were two events that continued the theme of heart month at the Capitol: Maryland Go Red Legislative Event and You’re the Cure lobby day.
The events were held in partnership with the Maryland Women’s Legislative Caucus and the local Chapter of the American College of Cardiology. It was a full day of activities including a heart healthy breakfast for legislative members, “Ask a Doc” sessions, CPR training and a You’re the Cure advocacy day! Over 160 members, staff and AHA volunteers attended the event to learn more about our policy issues, receive heart healthy information and learn hands-only CPR training. Advocates discussed not only CPR training requirements, but also the importance of banning trans fats in restaurants, telemedicine expansion, and the need to ensure each citizen receives preventive benefits at no cost.
The event was broadcast on WBAL-TV’s 5 and 6 pm newscast highlighting a young survivor, Brianna Sudano, who is an AHA advocate fighting for CPR training as a graduation requirement in Maryland. The newscast can be found here: : http://www.wbaltv.com/news/politics/Legislators-introduce-hands-only-CPR-school-requirement/-/9379266/18987732/-/11n4lnhz/-/index.html
Visit our Facebook page for more photos from Maryland Goes Red Legislative Event and You’re the Cure Lobby Day: http://www.facebook.com/MarylandAHA