On September 26, 2013 the silent killer called heart disease was ready to take me down. As a self-proclaimed healthy person, I was unaware that my heart wasn’t as healthy as I thought. In spite of being a vegetarian, long time runner, and non-smoker, I almost lost my life.
I was already making jewelry, but knew that I needed to make jewelry with a message and a way to reach women. A platform to get the message out. And a gift to women who had surprised the disease by living and turning things around.
Please take the time to read through the resources and learn from my experiences of almost dying…and living a new life.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
- Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, and is more deadly than all forms of cancer combined.
- Heart disease causes 1 in 3 women’s deaths each year, killing approximately one woman every minute.
- An estimated 43 million women in the U.S. are affected by heart disease.
- Ninety percent of women have one or more risk factors for developing heart disease.
- Since 1984, more women than men have died each year from heart disease.
- The symptoms of heart disease can be different in women and men, and are often misunderstood.
- While 1 in 31 American women dies from breast cancer each year, 1 in 3 dies of heart disease.
- Only 1 in 5 American women believe that heart disease is her greatest health threat.
- Women comprise only 24 percent of participants in all heart-related studies.
- • Heart disease causes 1 in 3 women’s deaths each year, killing approximately one woman every minute.
• Every year in the U.S., heart disease kills about 16,000 young women and accounts for 40,000 hospitalizations in young women.