Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Seeing RED!!!

 This time of year we are usually thinking of LOVE
there are hearts and flowers all around...
but I am asking you to take a minute and think about something else...

It's about you health...
you HEART health!

 Several years ago, if you had asked me about heart health
I would have said it happens to people who are over weight
or old...or smokers.
But my education about heart health drastically changed
when a dear friend of mine was told she had an enlarged heart.
Now, usually if you say someone has a "big heart" it's a good thing...
this was not...
She was not over weight
she was not a smoker
and she was not old...
she was very young...
a mother to two beautiful boys...
and heart disease was the farthest thing from her mind.
She had gone to the doctor because she was
having a problem with heartburn that would not go away.
After an unusual blood pressure check they decided to run
a few extra tests, which led her to being referred to a cardiologist.
That was the last place on earth
she thought she would have been...
After more testing and
 adding a daily regimen of prescription medications
she is still with us today.
Her heart is functioning closer to normal
but will never be healed. 
She will have to continue to take these medications for the rest of her life.
From then on, February has a new meaning to her and
to her family and friends who love her dearly.

Friday, February 4, 2011
is the American Heart Associations
National "Go Red" for Women's Heart Health.

Did you know that Heart Disease is the No. 1 cause of death in women 20 and older.
Heart Disease claims the life of one woman every minute.

Did you know that 90% of Women
have 1 or more risk factors for
heart disease.

More Women die of Heart Disease than the next
this includes all forms of cancer.

So Friday, when you get dressed for your day...
Pick out something RED
and help support awareness of

In the words of the American Heart Association

Make it your mission to fight Heart Disease in Women!!!
Tell 5 and Save Lives

So, go and pick out something red
and wear it loud and wear it proud!

Wear it for someone you love.
Wear it for your Mom,
your Sister,
you Daughter...
wear it for YOU

I know I will!

1 comment:

  1. I love friends who always care and bring tears to your eyes with just words! You were with me the whole time and I will always be greatful! I wish I could re-pay you with a 75% off rack from Parisian :) LOVE YOU!!!