American Heart Association - Make it YOUR mission to fight heart disease!
1 in 3 women suffer from heart disease, but only 1 in 5 believes she is personally at risk, thinking heart disease couldn't happen to "someone like me." But it does.
Heart disease is STILL the No. 1 killer of women (not breast cancer), taking the life of one woman every minute. 80% of cardiac events in women may be prevented if women make the right choices for their hearts, involving diet, exercise and abstinence from smoking.
I joined the committee and work with the American Heart Association on behalf of my mother. This is dear to my heart as she was diagnosed with heart disease a few years ago. This was a very stressful time for all of us as the doctors told her, "she was just depressed". With the persistence of my sister, she took her to doctors for over a year and a half until my mother was finally correctly diagnosed. I don't want any one else to go through this and will work to promote this great organization.