Heart disease in women...and women affected by heart disease

This month is American Heart Month. Tomorrow is National Wear Red Day, to raise awareness that heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women. Today, two women share very personal stories of their experience with heart disease, and how it's affecting their lives.

Cindy Hart, who works at the Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center, tells the story of her father, who died of a heart attack when she was 23.

Monica Taylor, from The World Company, relates how her mother's diagnosis of peripheral artery disease led to the discovery of severe heart problems.

Their experiences are a reminder that behind every number, there's a person and a family and friends whose lives change dramatically as a result of this disease. Thank you, Cindy and Monica, for telling your stories. We hope you inspire others to share their stories, too.

If you've got a story to tell, post it on the Go Red for Women group page. And remember to wear red tomorrow! Take photos of yourself, friends, family, co-workers, and post them to the Go Red for Women page. On Monday, we'll choose six winners to go with us to the Go Red for Women luncheon on February 11.

Tagged: American Heart Association, Go Red For Women, heart disease


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