Friday, February 24, 2012

Volunteers at the White House: Follow Along!

On Friday, Feb. 24, 70 AHA volunteers will be at the White House for the Community Leaders Briefing on Cardiovascular Health and you can be in on all of the action!  The White House will be live streaming the event from 9:00 AM to 12:00 noon EST and you can tune in to hear from top Administration officials about the legislation, regulations, and initiatives being pursued to help fight our nation’s No. 1 and No. 4 killers, heart disease and stroke.  To watch this event live, visit

You can also follow updates and join in the day’s discussion through Twitter and Facebook:

1) Follow the @AmHeartAdvocacy Twitter feed and share your own thoughts and comments using the #HeartAtTheWH hashtag.  From 3:30-4:15 PM EST, Jon Carson (@JonCarson44), Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement will host a Tweet-Up with AHA volunteer-advocates to answer questions, so be sure to join us!   

2) Follow event highlights through posts, pictures, and videos on the You’re the Cure Facebook page.  Comment, share, and post your own thoughts about this special event.   

Volunteers proudly representing the SouthWest Affiliate are:
  • Suzy Fehlig - Arkansas
  • Wonder Lowe - Arkansas
  • LaShonda Kennedy - Colorado
  • Sheri Foote - Colorado
  • Cordelia Clapp - Oklahoma
  • Beth Wolff- Texas
  • Maricela Wilson - Texas
  • Pattie Dale Tye - Texas
  • Suzanne Lozano - Texas

Event participants will engage in a thoughtful dialogue with administration officials and discuss the concerns and challenges facing heart and stroke patients and those at risk. The day will consist of panel discussions, break-out sessions, and a town hall forum with administration leaders.

Advocates attending have already been spreading the news through their own social networks and several have been interviewed by local media as well. Stories have been aggregated and you can read all about it on Storify:  

Event recaps will be posted on the You’re the Cure and White House blogs.

Looking for more information about the event? Read the You’re the Cure blog for updates and profiles of volunteers attending today’s event.

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