hidden South Carolina Lobby Day Highlights

South Carolina Lobby Day Highlights

On February 21, advocates from across the state gathered in Columbia for our annual South Carolina Lobby Day.  The day was an overwhelming success with 29 advocates in attendance, a total of 385 face to face meetings with lawmakers, and 106 informational drop-offs to legislators that did not have a constituent with us that day. 

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Survivor Spotlight: Pauline Meyer   In 2016, Pauline Meyer suffered cardiac arrest after her heart unexpectedly malfunctioned and stopped beating in her sleep.  “Nothing, I don’t remember anything” Pauline said.  Pauline’s husband, Travis, noticed that she was cold to the touch and immediately started performing hands-only CPR.  Their daughter Hayley also jumped in and performed CPR

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Dr. Shobha Ghosh advocates for funding

Special thanks to volunteer Dr. Shobha Ghosh, who spoke yesterday on behalf of the AHA at a Washington, D.C. press conference where advocates called on Congress to end sequestration and avoid drastic budget cuts for nondefense discretionary programs in a wide range of areas, including science and public health. Dr. Ghosh joined other speakers in presenting a letter signed by

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MAA Board Orientation

We had a great board orientation last week, welcoming five new members to our MAA Board of Directors:  Martin Davis from Charlotte, NC; Chris William from Charlotte, NC; Peg O’Connell from Morrisville, NC; Calvin “Woody Fowler from Richmond, VA and Alan Speir from Falls Church, VA. Here is a picture with our outgoing and incoming Presidents and Chairs of the Board,

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American Stroke Month is in full swing and we were excited to see DC-area mom, wife, lawyer and stroke hero Anne Dailey featured in Nancy’s blog on the Huffington Post Monday.   Anne was also featured Thursday and will be again May 14 at 7:30 a.m. on The Balancing Act, a morning television show airing nationwide

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Enjoyed hosting the Mid-Atlantic Affiliate Board and AHA CEO Nancy Brown in Richmond Thursday. David Hefner shared our new national brand, #lifeiswhy, and his personal story, and then he had each of us share our personal “whys”….. our reasons for caring about furthering our AHA/ASA mission and the moments we want more of in our

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Thank you to our MAA volunteers from across the affiliate who came together this week in Baltimore, DC, Richmond, VA Beach, Raleigh, and Charlotte for the #AHACommunity Volunteer Summit.  Together, we can make a huge difference in our region.

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Meet MAA’s most recent new employees! Back Row (left to right): Jannell Dunaway (Dir. WPG), Fraser Gowan (Dir. YM), Kimberly Burrows (Dir. YM), Jessica Henry (Kitchen Asst.), Whitney Law (Dir. Development), Meredith Malone (Dir. HB Richmond)  Front Row(left to right): Stacia Bell (Dir. QSI-SC), Paula Miles (Dir. HB-Hampton Roads), Carla Raines (Dir. Multi-Product Hilton Head), Kim

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Check out the MAA’s new affiliate-wide infographic highlighting the number of people trained in CPR, funds raised through our events, public policy outcomes and much more! See the full-sized version.