the Family Heart Foundation Advocates for Awareness Training will be held June 10-12 in Arlington, VA. The Advocates for Awareness program is part of an FH educational campaign that focuses on community outreach and strives to raise awareness of this vastly under-diagnosed and untreated disease. Advocates are individuals with FH who have been trained to share their stories and important messages about screening, early detection and treatment of familial hypercholesterolemia. On their own, or in partnership with a local medical expert, FH Advocates reach out to hospitals, clinics, worksites, places of worship, and other local organizations to distribute educational materials, give presentations, conduct special events, or encourage the media to cover FH stories. Our next group of dedicated FH Advocates will come together to prepare to tell their stories to raise awareness of FH across the United States. Sharing the personal experiences of people living with FH is one of the most powerful ways to get the message out that FH is a common but under-diagnosed and under-treated cause of premature heart disease. By raising awareness we can save lives. the Family Heart Foundation is grateful to our Advocates for Awareness for joining us in this effort.
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