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American Heart Association, Inc.
April 11, 2013

I've been a nurse for over 20 years. It was not until surfing the web one day did I run across the American Heart Association and saw something astounding. Heart disease is the #1 KILLER of women. I was absolutely flabbergasted!! How did I not know this? Now my family history is as such; I've had 7 uncles and 6 aunts to not reach age 55 who have died from heart disease and 4 dear friends that have some form of cardiovascular disease. My mother-in-law had a massive MI just 2 years ago. I decided immediately that this was a cause that I needed to become a part of.

I did a lot of research before joining because I wanted to be sure that whatever I invest my energy into is one that has positive feedback and a well established background. So here I am. I am amazed by the number of Causes, such as Go Red For Women, My Heart My Life, Power to End Stroke, etc. and sites, that are available to the public. Knowledge is power. Having the mission to build healthier lives, that are free of cardiovascular disease and stroke is simply stated but very profound mission statement.

As an advocate I've written letters to my congressman and representatives letting them know my opinion on upcoming legislature, created videos and write a monthly blog. Everyone has a voice whether it's in Washington, my state's capital or city I have taken on the mindset to what I can to help. Where I decided to give monetarily or with my time and labor it will never go without thanks from all the lives that are touched.

I'm proud and honored to be a part of this association that is doing everything possible, especially for me as a female to silence one of the physical enemies of the heart, cardiovascular disease.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Volunteer

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