Become a ‘Heart Surgeon for a Day’

Swedish Medical Center, a Puget Sound Heart and Stroke Walk sponsor, is inviting 15 people to become ‘Heart Surgeons for a Day’ on Wednesday, February 5.  Participants will experience a day in the life of a heart surgeon – examining a human heart and video footage from a recorded heart surgery, participating in interactive demonstrations using surgical tools such as the da Vinci robot, and attending lunch and a Q&A session with Swedish cardiac surgeons.  If you haven’t had a chance to apply for your chance to participate, Swedish is extending the deadline for AHA supporters and will choose one additional participant this week. To apply for this spot, email with the subject line “AHA Member Heart Surgeon for a Day” and include the following information: email; phone; zip code; age; scrub bottom and top sizes; and in 50 words or less, why you want to participate in the ‘Heart Surgeon for a Day’ event. All applications must be submitted by Friday, Jan. 24 at 11:59 p.m.  Find out more at AHA will also be reporting live from the event via social media on Feb. 5!


Join Us in Olympia for Washington State Lobby Day!

On Tuesday, January 28th, American Heart Association advocates will descend on Olympia to meet with state legislators about the important issues of childhood obesity prevention and tobacco prevention funding and we want you to join us!

Advocates will meet with state legislators to encourage them to adopt these policies that will help make Washington a healthier place to live. Please RSVP today, registration is free but space is limited.

No advocacy experience is necessary; training will be provided. We hope you will join us for this exciting and important day!