Volunteer in the SouthWest Affiliate

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Each year, hundreds of events take place across Arkansas, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas and Wyoming.  From walking in a Heart Walk to dancing at a Heart Ball, there are many ways to get involved.
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Add your voice to the millions of You're the Cure advocates across the nation who are fighting for heart health and healthy legislation.
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In 2009, over one million people were trained on CPR in the six state area of the SWA.  Find a class near you and help save lives.
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We Want You to volunteer for the SCAAs a volunteer-driven organization, the American Heart Association would not be able to accomplish its goals, fulfill its mission and make a difference in the health of our community without people like you.  There are many volunteer opportunities across the six state area of the SouthWest Affiliate. Your expertise, your ideas, and your enthusiasm are needed to implement the many programs and events the American Heart Association has available.  We invite you to join us in fighting America's number one and number three killers - heart disease and stroke.

Please consider lending your talents and time to one or more of the following opportunities. Contact your local office for more information.
  • Survivor Speakers
  • Power to End Stroke Ambassadors
  • Workshop Facilitators – nurses, nutrition, fitness
  • Physician Speakers
  • Heart Walk Team Captains
  • Start Walking Club Coordinators
  • Health Fair Volunteers
  • Office support with special events
  • Advocacy “You Are the Cure”
  • School Assembly Visitors
  • Wear Red Day Coordinators
  • In-Kind donations

Survivor Elizabeth Greene Elizabeth Greene, AHA speaker and You’re the Cure advocate, suffered a heart attack at age 35.

“I was seven months pregnant with twins when I had my heart attack.  Fortunately, I was already at a hospital that had a very good cardiac unit. My girls were fine, and I am too, thanks to the cutting-edge treatment I received. Now I serve as an AHA regional spokesperson, and I love being part of the You’re the Cure network.”

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Be a part of the cure. Be an advocate.

You don't have to be a doctor to save lives. Just be willing to deliver a lifesaving message to public officials whenever you can.

You're the Cure when you speak up for vital research funding. Or when you advocate for public policies that advance the fight against heart disease and stroke. That's why You're the Cure, a nationwide network of people dedicated to finding a cure for heart disease and stroke, needs your talent and time...now!

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