One in three women will die of heart disease. In fact, more 6 times more women will die of heart disease this year than ALL of the cancers combined, including breast cancer. Yet women, of all education, professional and social backgrounds, seem largely uninformed about heart disease.
The Heart2Heart Foundation was established to help educate women across all socio-economic groups regarding the prevention and treatment of heart disease. Funds raised will be used for local initiatives.
Our focus is to provide risk-factor identification and lifestyle coaching at minimal or no charge to inform women of their status as it relates to heart disease. We will also strive to provide emotional and financial assistance to women (and their families) who have experienced a heart-related health incident to ensure their best success for recovery and quality of life. The foundation will also work to provide ongoing communication to local, state and federal leaders about the need for increased awareness, education, and prevention of heart disease, especially as it relates to women.
The Heart2Heart Foundation is committed to creating a healthy environment for those who attend our programs and events. To reinforce this commitment, we have adopted the healthy meeting guidelines developed by the National Alliance for Nutrition and Activity (NANA). These guidelines include offering water and other no-calorie beverages, serving nutritious snacks, providing physical activity breaks for meetings lasting longer than one hour, considering sustainability whenever possible, minimizing sugary treats, and ensuring meetings are held in smoke-free facilities. Creating a culture of health at our meetings and events is an important way to help set a positive example in our community and state.