A friend of mine in MOMS Club has been touched by heart disease. Her father had a heart attach and she’s made it her mission to raise awareness for the Go Red for Women campaign. If you don’t remember reading her story here is a small excerpt:
While lots of my friends know about my dad, many do not know about my aunt – my dad’s sister. She had her first heart attack a year prior to my dad at the age of 47. She also survived her heart attack and has made important changes in her life to improve her health.
So…it is clear to me that heart disease is in my bloodline. I am 33 years old. I am a mother to my two-year-old daughter and am expecting my second daughter in July. I am married to my high school sweetheart and have no plans to leave this earth in the next 15 years, God willing. So what am I doing to keep myself heart-healthy?
Read the rest of Lisa’s story here
We should educate ourselves and those we love about heart health. Heart disease is the number one killer of women in the U.S., but there are ways to prevent it. Merck, a national sponsor of the Go Red for Women campaign, wants to remind women that there are steps they can take to lower their risks. Current statistics show that one in three women die from cardiovascular disease and this program is designed to lower those numbers.
Heart disease has already touched you or someone you love. So today and every day, make it your mission to stop heart disease. Give your network the power to save their lives and keep your heart – and the hearts of other women in your life – healthy:
- Make sure you and the women you love take the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Go Red Heart Check-Up to determine your risk of developing heart disease and be sure to talk to your doctor about your Check-Up results.
- Or sign up for BetterU, the AHA’s free 12-week online program that provides tools, tips and information to help women take the right steps to a healthier lifestyle.
As a way to encourage all of you to improve their heart health, MMC on behalf of Merck is happy to share five heart healthy cookbooks with us to giveaway to you guys.
Enter to Win:
A Heart Healthy Cookbook.
This giveaway has ended. Congratulations to Amanda D.