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!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Minnesota Advocate is Headed to the White House

Longtime volunteer and stroke survivor, Stevie K. Nelson, spoke with KSTP ABC about his upcoming visit to the White House. Watch his interview here.

Stevie is one of 75 AHA volunteer advocates invited to a White House “Community Leaders Briefing” on cardiovascular health this Friday as part of American Heart Month.

The all-day briefing will include a presentation on “Million Hearts,” a national initiative to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes over five years. Association advocates will be joined at the White House by top Obama administration staff, representatives of WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease and other national groups focused on cardiovascular diseases.

Stay tuned for more information when Stevie returns. Safe travels Stevie!

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