Throughout the year, our blog will feature AHA volunteer stories of survival and hope. We know there are thousands of stories like these - thats why we want to say “Thanks” to all of you for giving your time and sharing your lives with us. You can’t spell CURE without U! Thank you for all you do to build healthier lives free of cardiovascular disease and stroke. YOU’RE THE CURE!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Breaking News: White House Event Live Streaming TODAY

TODAY, some 70 AHA volunteers from across the country are at the White House Community Leaders Briefing on Cardiovascular Health. There are 14 volunteers from the Midwest attending this exciting event. In addition, AHA volunteers are joined by volunteers from partner Women Heart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease and other groups committed to improving cardiovascular health totaling some 150 participants.

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.

We just learned some great news from the White House – they are streaming it LIVE NOW. The morning portion can be viewed from 9am to 12pm EST tomorrow. To watch this event live, visit

You can also follow updates and join in today’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, 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.

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

Thank you for your continued passion for the lifesaving work of the American Heart Association.

You’re the Cure!

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