Do Something Good for your Heart

Did you Know?

Six times more women die of heart heart attacks than of breast cancer each year—267,000 in fact. And WomenHeart is working hard to lower that number.

Why an organization focused only on women?

Because . . . 8,000,000 American women are currently living with heart disease.

Because . . . twice as many women as men who have survived heart attacks will have another one within six years.

Because . . . 38% of women, compared to 25% of men, will die within one year of their first heart attack.

Because . . . women display different symptoms than men, which means even though their risks are higher, they’re less likely than men to receive any type of treatment after a heart attack, and are almost twice as likely to die after bypass surgery.

So something is being done right? Well, yes and no. Women make up only 25% of participants in all heart-related research studies.

That’s why organizations like WomenHeart are so crucial. For raising awareness, for raising research dollars, for acting as a voice and a community for women coping with heart disease.

In honor of a food blogger Sherry Cermak, What Did You Eat?, who died July 20, Lia Huber of Swirling Notions has enlisted Clos du Bois (her Swirling Notions blog is the official vineyard) to match donations to the National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease. Click on the box and follow the instructions to make a matching donation in Sher’s honor.

Thanks to Lia, Clos du Bois, and to WomenHeart for their work on our behalf. Don’t forget a glass of red wine is a delicious and heart healthy addition to your diet!

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