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1 How To Guide Action Item 10 seconds Your Link to AHA/ASA 25 seconds Personal Story 25 seconds

2 The 60 Second Advocate Personal Story (0-25 seconds) Tell how youre personally connected to heart disease or stroke. Explain how it affected your health and how it impacted you emotionally. Highlight the most relevant and compelling facts. Your Link to AHA/ASA (25-50 seconds) Talk about how you first became involved with AHA/ASA. How did your advocacy involvement start? How does advocating make you feel? What personal benefit do you get from being involved with the AHA/ASA? Action Item (50-60 seconds) Tell the other person what you want him to do and how to do it. Heart Disease and Stroke: You're the Cure! This is your hook!

3 The 60 Second Advocate A True Example Personal Story (0-25 seconds) Hi. My name is Lisa Deck. In 1997, I was a typical 21- year-old college student A week before graduation, I developed a terrible headache. After two days of staying in bed, I went to one hospital, where the doctor quickly dismissed me as having a migraine, probably brought on by the stress of final exams. Over the next few days, my left side, including my face, felt numb, tingly, and heavy just like when your foot falls asleep. I finally went to another ER, where it was determined that I had suffered a stroke. I was shocked, but also in a sort of denial I was young and still felt invincible. I was diagnosed with a rare brain disease, CNSV, and have had two more stroke since then. Ive been through years of treatments, medications and many hospital stays. Your Link to AHA/ASA (25-50 seconds) While I was fortunate to still be able to speak and walk, if I had another stroke, I could die. Instead of giving up, I found a strength I didn't know I possessed. I raised over $12,000 for stroke survivors and began advocating for better stroke treatment. Talking to legislators at Lobby Day and sharing my story with others in my area, I found that I could really make a difference. I feel so fulfilled and happy when I advocate and speak with others about my experience with stroke. Action Item (50-60 seconds) I want you to join me as a member of the Youre the Cure network. As a member of the Youre the Cure network, you can do something as simple as sending an , or as involved as speaking at a hearing in Washington, DC. All of these things makes me feel satisfied- as if I am really making a difference in the lives of others. Would you like to join me by filling out this form? Heart disease and stroke: Youre the cure.

4 YTC Advocate Recruitment YTC Advocate Recruitment Using The 60 Second Advocate Make a list of your friends, family, colleagues and neighbors. Utilize The 60 Second Advocate training. Ask each of them to join you as an advocate in the Youre the Cure network The 60 Second Advocate


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