Earlier this month, more than 380
volunteers, including a large contingent of advocates from the Mid-Atlantic
Affiliate, descended on Washington D.C. for You’re the Cure on the
Hill. Volunteers met with lawmakers, asking them to protect the progress
made by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act and support school nutrition
standards, and to make cardiovascular disease and stroke research a national
priority by increasing the budget of the National Institutes of Health.
During the two-day event, Nancy
Brown, AHA CEO and AHA President Elliott Antman, MD presented this year’s
prestigious national Advocacy Awards. I’m pleased to share that two of the four
awardee’s are from the MAA. Congratulations to AHA Science Advocate of
the Year Dr. David Huang of Chapel Hill, NC and Youth
Advocate of the Year Cassidy Collins of Hickory, NC. You can learn more about these
outstanding volunteers by clicking on their names to view their videos.