Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Advocates Get In the Red!

It's legislative season and You're the Cure Advocates across the affiliate have been busy showing their red and meeting with government representatives.

Last week, the American Heart Association had its first advocacy event in Cheyenne in four years.  A total of five volunteers attended the Go Red Lobby Day. The morning began with an advocacy training and overview of our Stroke and STEMI Hospital Designations bill.  After that our advocates spoke with Representative Esquibel and our bill sponsor Senator Craft. They were able to share thanks and hand out Go Red for Women pins.

The group was not only recognized in the Senate, they were able to watch the third reading of SF 147 (Stroke/STEMI Designations) which passed unanimously!  They were also recognized on the House side.

On Friday February 1st,  Colorado Celebrated its Go Red For Women Lobby day. We had a great turn out, with over 21 attendees, including 15 advocates.  The morning started off with a meet and greet (and bagels and coffee) with 13 legislators who stopped by to chat and mingle with our advocates.  The volunteers then made their way to the Senate floor where they were able to hear a resolution declaring February 1 as Wear Red Day, and be recognized.  They were able to do the same on the House side.  

And finally, in Albuquerque, Mayor Richard J. Berry, his wife, Maria, and the Albuquerque Police Department Mounted Patrol joined the American Heart Association on Friday to celebrate women who have triumphed in the fight against heart disease. The group came together on Civic Plaza wearing red and made the shape of a heart for the annual “Go Red for Women” national campaign. (Jim Thompson/journal)

Thanks for the (bright red) show of support!  We appreciate all our You're the Cure advocates and volunteers.

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