Monday, April 6, 2009

You're the Cure on the Hill Advocate Spotlight: Cindy Flynn (PA)

As You're the Cure on the Hill 2009 closely approaches, don't forget to check the blog regularly to meet some of the amazing advocates from across the country attending this year's event. They each come to Washington, D.C. on April 21st and 22nd to tell their personal story about heart disease and stroke, as they work to influence Congress to support the American Heart Association's legislative priorites. Today meet... Cindy Flynn from Pennsylvania!

Cindy Flynn is a living, breathing example of determination. As a four-time stroke survivor, Cindy faces everyday with a mission: change one life, prevent one stroke, and it is all worth it. She has overcome the struggles and obsticals after her strokes and has used her passion to grow as a person and as an advocate. When she started getting involved with Advocacy, she began to see exactly what type of impact she could really have on a state and federal level, and she could not get enough! Cindy has since forged strong, personal relationships with all of her elected officials and has become a resource for her legislators on all things related to heart disease and stroke. She is a Field Representative for Pennsylvania’s State Advocacy Committee and she is a long time Lobby Day participant. When she is meeting with her legislators, her passion and her story combine to make the most compelling argument you are likely to hear. She has even been able to convince her Congressman to dye her hair red for National Wear Red Day and she has succeeded in getting many legislators to sign on as cosponsors to critical legislation. Way to go Cindy!

Stay tuned for more You're the Cure on the Hill advocate profiles throughout the month...

3 comments:

Amanda Ptashkin, Grassroots PA/DE said...

Cindy is truly an inspiration. Any PA residents that have ever lobbied with her would agree!

Jen Ebersole said...

Cindy is a bubble of energy just waiting to burst to tell her amazing story to people who can make a difference. She is an amazing example of how one person can make a different in the lives of many!

L. Wilcox said...

I am so proud of my sister Cindy! She has come so far to get to where she is today...Cindy's story is at the very least amazing...An inspiration? You bet she is!