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, December 19, 2008

Give the Gift of Physical Education!

Happy Holidays!

Wouldn't you love the gift of stronger physical education in our schools this holiday season? Give our kids this present by contacting your legislators and tell them this issue is a priority for you.

Take action today: Give Minnesota Kids the Gift of a Healthy Future! Let your Legislators and Gov. Pawlenty know that you want to see physical education be made a priority as they look for solutions to halt the childhood obesity epidemic in Minnesota and cut rising health care expenses.

Advocates like you have helped save thousands of lives through the equipping state patrol cars with AEDs (automatic external defibrillators), reducing smoking rates through a tobacco tax, reducing exposure to secondhand smoke with the Freedom to Breathe Act and educating your elected officials about other policies that will make our state heart-healthy.
We can do this too! To ensure we are successful in 2009, we need you to contact your legislators to let them know how important this issue is to you.
Do you know of other folks interested in stronger phy ed programs? Be sure to tell them about our campaign!
Have a safe and happy holiday season,

P.S. Have you reserved your spot at the 2009 Heart on the Hill? Click here to register today!

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