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!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Capitol Rotunda Goes Red

Friday, February 6, 2009, the Capitol Rotunda was a sea of red as volunteers and legislators celebrated National Wear Red Day and the introduction of the Women’s Heart Health Promotion Act.

Representative Phyllis Kahn and Senator Patricia Torres-Ray are leading the efforts to ensure that more uninsured and underinsured women are able to access heart screening to prevent heart disease, the leading killer of women in the state of Minnesota. The Women's Heart Health Promotion Act would increase funding to the state program that provides screenings for low-income and uninsured women across the state of Minnesota. This program currently screens about 1,000 women and could be expanded to at least 15,000 to truly make an impact and save lives if the Women’s Heart Health Promotion Act becomes law.

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