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!

Monday, September 12, 2011

American Heart Association's Heart & Stroke Heroes Announced!

The American Heart Association is happy to announce our 2011 Heart & Stroke Heroes! We would also like to thank our Heart & Stroke Hero Nominating Committee for their dedication to this program and for helping us recognize these three amazing individuals!

2011 Heart & Stroke Heroes
Physician/Researcher: David Benditt, M.D.
Medical Professional: Jane Linderbaum, MD, CNP
Survivor: Herbert Stead

Thanks to our 2011 Heart & Stroke Hero Nominating Committee!
Julia Steinberger, M.D., University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital
Stephen Smalley, M.D, FACC, Regions Hospital
William Nelson, M.D., Ph.D., FACC, Regions Hospital
Adrian Almquist, M.D., Minneapolis Heart Institute
John Bass, M.D., University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital
Jay Traverse, M.D., Minneapolis Heart Institute
Thomas Kottke, M.D., Health Partners
Richard Asinger, M.D., Hennepin County Medical Center
Marnee Shepard, Fairview Southdale
Merrilyn Dawson
Patty Peterson
Candis Fancher, Fairview Southdale

Dr. Benditt, Jane and Herb will be recognized at our Patron Party on Wednesday, September 21 and at the Heart & Stroke Gala on Saturday, December 10.

For more infomration, please contact Heather Shetka 952-278-7924 or

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