May, 2010McConnell Jones Lanier & Murphy, LLP (MJLM) proudly shares in the recognition received by Managing Partner, Wayne McConnell and his wife, Judy, at the Power of Legacy Soiree held Friday, April 23rd at Houston’s Hobby Center. The couple was honored for their efforts in working with the American Heart Association / American Stroke Association in the fight to against stroke, our nation’s number three killer.
The American Heart Association / American Stroke Association created The Power to End Stroke campaign with the goals of reducing the risk of stroke and raising critical awareness within the community. Heart disease and stroke are major health risks for all people, but African Americans are at particularly high risk. The Power of Legacy Soiree highlighted efforts made to empower individuals, through education and awareness, of the risk of stroke and the choice they have in preventing this devastating disease
Mr. and Mrs. McConnell have reached out directly to relatives and friends to promote healthier lifestyles and are leading the charge against stroke within their circles of influence, lending their time, resources and support to this cause. As a testament of this commitment, the McConnells have recruited hundreds of Power Ambassadors and have truly championed the Power of Legacy campaign.
“Wayne and Judy’s commitment to the American Heart Association is not only inspiring, but it also embodies our firm’s culture of giving back to the community.” said MJLM Partner, Sharon Murphy, “We’re proud of their passion and dedication to educating others on prevention and treatment of stroke and support their endeavors to educate and raise the public’s awareness of this deadly disease.”
The McConnells are actively involved with the American Heart Association and Mr. McConnell serves as 2008-2010 Chairman of the Board for the American Heart Association South Central Affiliate.
About the American Heart Association / American Stroke Association:
Founded in 1924, the American Heart Association today is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary health organization dedicated to building healthier lives, free of heart diseases and stroke. The American Stroke Association is a division of the American Heart Association that focuses on reducing risk, disability and death from stroke through research, education, fund raising and advocacy. The American Heart Association created the American Stroke Association after many years of increasing emphasis on stroke. Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States and a major cause of serious, long-term disability.
To learn more, call 1-800-AHA-USA1 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 1-800-AHA-USA1 end_of_the_skype_highlighting or visit www.americanheart.org
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