The American Heart Association named Chapel Hill Town Council member Lee Storrow the “Volunteer Advocate of the Year” this week.
The award was announced Tuesday during the association’s annual congressional Lobby Day – You’re the Cure on the Hill – in Washington, D.C.
“I’m honored to receive this award from the American Heart Association,” Storrow said. “After losing multiple family members to heart disease, I know how important good health policies are to make our state a healthier place.”
It is given each year to someone who makes a generous commitment of time, energy and talent in advocating for the association to key lawmakers, recruiting new advocates and serving as a grassroots organizer on American Heart Association issues.
Storrow is the managing director for the N.C. Alliance For Health Coalition. His work for the American Heart Association has helped to advance tobacco and obesity prevention goals. He also works on social media, lobbying and other education efforts.