WSA advocates travel to Washington D.C.

The final week in June brought more than 300 American Heart Association volunteer advocates from across the country descended on Washington DC for our Heart on the Hill federal lobby day, aimed at “lifting the burden of heart disease and stroke.” More than two dozen survivors, researchers, caregivers, physicians and staff from the Western State Affiliate attended, sharing their personal stories of the [...]

Historic advocacy victory in Hawaii – minimum age for tobacco purchase raised to 21!

What a pleasure it is to share a historic victory for our Advocacy team and its awesome Hawaii volunteers! Governor David Ige has signed legislation making Hawaii the first state in the nation to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco or e-cigarettes to 21! The entire Hawaii division staff and their You’re the Cure volunteers rallied to support our [...]