Tuesday, February 17, 2009

You're the Cure Advocates in Action

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Today, You’re the Cure Advocates from across Texas are in Austin to help advance the American Heart Association’s legislative agenda. There are over a dozen volunteers that will meet with key legislators on our priority issues like Smoke-Free Texas, improving physical education in schools, and increasing funding for prevention programs.

But, their presence alone isn’t enough. Lawmakers need to hear from you back home to amplify our message. All you have to do is click here to tell your lawmaker to support the AHA’s key issues. Here’s what else you can do:

1. When you click on the link to take action add a personal message on why preventing heart disease is important to you. Legislators need to hear from real people on the devastating affects of heart disease and stroke.

2. Become our friend on Facebook. Just go to http://www.facebook.com/ and search for the group or fan page “You’re the Cure – South Central Affiliate”

3. Follow us on Twitter; just search for YouretheCureTX and get up to the minute blurbs from the Capitol.

Check back soon for photos from today and commentary from volunteers and staff!

Sincerely,

Brian Bowser
American Heart Association


Heart Disease and Stroke. You’re the Cure.

South Central Affiliate
Brian Bowser-Grassroots Coordinator
512/433-7169
1700 Rutherford Ln.
Austin, TX 78754
Brian.Bowser@heart.org

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Texas House Goes Red

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Today the Texas House of Representatives went red in recognition of our Go Red For Women movement. Heart disease is the number one killer of women in America, but sadly too few women and men are aware of that fact.

We asked legislators to wear red to for all the women in their life. St. Reps Myra Crownover (R-Denton) and Veronica Gonzales (D-McAllen) authored a resolution to make Friday February 6 National Wear Red Day in Texas.

On Friday we encourage you to break out your favorite red blouse or red tie for the women in your life. Wearing red on Friday will say heart disease is a serious health threat to all women. But it will also say it is preventable through healthy eating, an active lifestyle, and access to quality health care.

Go to http://www.goredforwomen.org/ for more information.

Brian Bowser

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