Thursday, January 17, 2008

LOVE YOUR HEART


Last year I was very involved in the GO RED for women HEART DAY. It is a day sponsored by the American Heart Association in an effort to inform women ( and men ) about heart disease. This is a day that is set aside each year to raise awareness, money for research, and to help motivate people to be responsible and empower them to make healthy lifestyle changes or choices. I sold specially decorated RED t-shirts and donated most of the profit to the AHA after I paid for the t-shirts. What started as about 10 t-shirts turned inton over 200. It turned into a monstrous project but was fun in hindsight! It is sneaking up on me this year as it is the first FRIDAY in February. Which is 16 DAYS FROM NOW! If you don't hear about it then MARK YOUR CALENDAR for the first Friday in FEBRUARY and wear RED. Tomorrow I need to start planning for t-shirts!

Some things you may not know about heart disease that I have learned since being diagnosed in 2001:

*** it is the # 1 killer of women

***more women than men die every year of heart disease

***one in three women has some form of heart disease


So, in the next few weeks you'll be learning some things from me about this killer disease. Who knows? I may get you healthier too.

4 comments:

Lacie said...

Soooo...what are you going to this year! Red caps...Red boas...Red sun glasses...Red, hmmm...

I am so into celebrating special days! I am sooo into celebrating special women (you) that share their stories to make a diiference!

Heather said...

i wanna shirt!!!!! They were so cute last year. Good luck on getting everthing together!

Love you

Tiger Lamb Girl said...

Wow, I didn't know you had heart disease. I've been reading your blog for a while now, and I remember seeing something about some health problems, but I never caught what it was. I'm sorry to hear that. I'm going to keep you in my prayers:).

Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog.

Incidentally, we're coming 'home' this summer. I'll be going to Longview to see my grandparents and my dad. If you're not too far from there (or somewhere between there and Houston -- I take the back roads;)) perhaps we could meet up! I've love to meet you:):). My best friend might be coming with me and we'll probably only stay a day or two...........just so I can see all the relatives between Houston, Dallas, Dennison, Austin and Longview.

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