Friday, September 26, 2008

HEART for Women Act Pass the House!

Great news! Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed the HEART for Women Act by a 418-4 margin! Congratulations and thank you to all of our You’re the Cure advocates who have been instrumental in generating support for this important bill. To learn how your Representative voted, please visit and send a quick hand-written thank-you note if they voted in favor.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Have you heard?

Have you heard the good news? The House Energy and Commerce Committee just passed the HEART for Women Act! Now, the bill moves on to the full House of Representatives, which could vote as early as next week to pass the bill and send it to the Senate- so our Congressmen and Congresswomen need to hear from us now. Take action for the women close to your heart by sending your message of support for HEART for Women today.

Margaret Mead once said "Never doubt that a small group of committed people can change the world. In fact, it is the only thing that ever has"- and you and your fellow You're the Cure advocates prove that every day. Keep up the good work!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Workin’ 9 to 5 to for a National Workplace Wellness Week

Think about what your day at work entails in terms of physical activity. Unfortunately, many of us find ourselves sitting more and moving less at work. Since 1950, sedentary jobs have increased 83% in the United States, and obesity alone is costing American companies over $225 billion per year in health-related productivity losses.
Today, over 130 million Americans spend a significant part of their day at work, making the workplace environment one of the best opportunities to promote healthy habits for life; and healthy employees cost less, experience more satisfaction with their lives, and are more productive.
Together, with our employers and the government, we can and must work to address the health of working Americans through the promotion of workplace wellness initiatives. Currently, the American Heart Association strongly supports the National Workplace Wellness Week resolution, being considered in the House of Representatives. The designation of the first week of April as such a week would encourage private and public employers to voluntarily invest in the health of their employees through the creation of worksite health programs.
Urge your lawmakers to stand-up for the health of our workforce by cosponsoring the National Workplace Wellness Week resolution.