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, September 9, 2010

Tell Your Legislators about National Cholesterol Education Month

High cholesterol is one of the major controllable risk factors for coronary heart disease, heart attack and stroke. That's why the American Heart Association has developed important tools and resources to help you monitor your cholesterol levels at Since September is National Cholesterol Education Month, we are asking you to help us educate your legislators, friends, and family about the importance of healthy lifestyle choices.

Follow the link below to let your legislators know about National Cholesterol Education Month:

Tell your Legislators that September is National Cholesterol Education Month

Your diet, weight, physical activity and exposure to tobacco smoke all affect your cholesterol level and these factors may be controlled by eating a heart-healthy diet, enjoying regular physical activity, and avoiding tobacco smoke. Check with your healthcare provider to get your cholesterol checked and discuss lifestyle choices you can make to improve your heart health.

Another way you can help prevent heart disease and stroke this month and year-round is by supporting the American Heart Association in your employer's giving campaign. Each year, millions of dollars are raised for research and education through payroll giving. In addition to treating our nation's top killers, funding helps the American Heart Association provide the tools mentioned above to make sure all Americans know their cholesterol numbers and get screened to determine their risk for heart disease and stroke.

Please consider choosing the American Heart Association. If the AHA is not a choice on your ballot, make it one by contacting Sara Shaw at

Thank you for your help in spreading the word about Cholesterol Education this month. We can't spell CURE, without "U".

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