As the No. 1 killer of women – claiming the lives of 1 in 3 women – cardiovascular diseases forces us to consider that a woman we know and love may be affected at any age. Beating heart disease and stroke means more time for women to be change makers, business leaders and innovators, and more time to be moms, sisters, partners and friends. Beating cardiovascular diseases means more time to be here and be you.
Friday Feb. 1 is National Wear Red Day, in support of women’s health and to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease. On Tuesday, Feb. 5, both Indian Valley and Lansdale branches will be holding a Go Red for Women Walk. See link for details.
Check out the heart success/survival stories below from our own employees and members!
- Lansdale branch’s Associate Executive Director, Ann Leslie’s story about her own experience with heart issues, surviving the “widowmaker,” and what saved her life.
- Our Director of Development, Donna Katzman’s story about her experience with heart issues since birth, how she’s living her best life and “living on borrowed time.”
- Member Angela’s story, who was hospitalized with a clogged coronary artery and plaque, now down 50lbs and reducing her need for some of her heart medications.
If you have your own heart health stories to share, we’d love to hear them! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn more about Go Red for Women here.