Help Us Make A Difference

Celebrate Heart Month with a donation in honor of someone you love to the American Heart Association. Our family is participating in Jump Rope for Heart at the girls’ school.  Grace and Callie say it best… The American Heart Association makes a difference everyday in the fight against heart disease.  You may have noticed changes…

My Smoke Free Story

Wisconsin is in a fight for clean indoor air and our family is on the front lines.  Please visit MySmokeFreeStory.com to see the video about our second-hand smoke story, the stories of others and join the efforts to make our state the next to be smoke-free. Thanks! Share your thoughts by making a comment below…

Mmm..Mmm…Good, Campbells Goes Red!

What a great combination — Good food and a good cause! Campbells is putting it’s heart and soul into helping women lead healthier lives. As part of their mission to nourish people’s lives everywhere, every day, Campbell continues to offer a growing variety of heart-healthy products. In addition, They’ve pledged $1.8 million over 3 years…

Wear Red Day!

Happy National Wear Red Day! As we officially kick off Heart Month, I hope you remembered to wear red and ask the women you cherish to take care of their hearts. Many cities and landmarks, including the Washington Monument and Niagra Falls, are going red as well.  Check out these photos. Make February a heart…

Congratulations American Heart Association

Woo Hoo American Heart Association! The AHA’s mission to reduce cardiovascular deaths by 25% by the year 2010 seemed huge. But this week the AHA announced they DID IT! Deaths due to heart attacks and stroke have been steadily decreasing since 1999 — Great News! Much of the decline is due to quicker diagnosis and…

Girl Scouts Go Red!

Talk about Community Impact! Check out the Go Red Girl Scouts Patch Program developed by the UW Health Heart and Vascular Care and the American Heart Association! As a Girl Scout leader, I can’t wait to participate in the program which seeks to bring Girl Scouts and the women they love together to raise awareness…

Meet Mellanie True Hills

Embrace Your Heart™ Champions stand up to the stigma of heart disease and use their stories of survival to make a difference. Meet EYH Champion Mellanie True Hills of Texas “Heart disease is forever; once you have it, you’re at risk for more heart disease. Just prevent it.” “Surprisingly, having blood clots and a near-stroke…

My Girls: The Advocates

Having to leave a birthday party before the cake is pretty traumatic for  six-year-olds, but last December that is exactly what happened to my daughters Gracie and Callie.  Even though the owner of the bowling alley had assured me it was safe to bring Callie, who has asthma, because the facility was “smoke-free” during the…

HEART for Women Act Rally

Last week I was incredibly honored to host the HEART for Women Act Rally in Washington DC on behalf of the American Heart Association. I was joined by nearly 1000 volunteer advocates from across the country for the AHA’s Congressional Lobby Day. We visited our elected leaders inorder to push forward the HEART for Women…