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, April 30, 2009

Federal Lobby Day Attendee Shares Her Thoughts

Jo DeBruycker is a dedicated volunteer for the American Heart Association. She serves on the Minnesota State Advocacy Committee, traveling from Willmar, MN and helping represent those outside the metro area. She recently attended her sixth American Heart Association Congressional Lobby Day, You’re the Cure on the Hill, this year. Below she shares her experience:

Lobby Day was a wonderful opportunity to see American Heart Association friends from the past as well as meet new people who share the passion of a healthier America! I was so impressed with the Members of Congress and their staff and the level of knowledge about the key heart issues. Having done this in the past, I was struck how some issues remain on our agenda that have been there prior but we have added new concerns that are broad, encompass all American citizens and it was exciting to lend my voice.

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