Advocacy Day 2013—formerly known as Lobby Day—in Washington, DC, was simply amazing! As many people know, this annual event, co-hosted by the Adult Congenital Heart Association and Mended Little Hearts, brings volunteers from across the country to Capitol Hill to advocate for congenital heart disease awareness and funding at the federal level. Everyone who attends it comes away with his or her own story of excitement, accomplishment, and admiration. And I am no different.
- Over 100 volunteer advocates attended.
- More than 26 states were represented.
- More than 120 legislative office visits were held.
- At least 9 new House members joined the Congressional Congenital Heart Caucus.