As a blogger I receive A LOT of pitches every day. Many of them are clearly not a good fit for my site (I honestly don’t care about diaper cream…LOL). Sometimes something comes through that I feel is worth sharing with my readers. Most especially when it has to do with health matters and charitable campaigns.
Personally my heart is in good health, although my age and being overweight might change that in the near future (I hope not!). I already had one scare and had to see a Cardiologist when I had chest pains and it hurt to breath. Turns out I pulled a muscle in my chest when I was giving our dog a bath. Needless to say it was an eye opener for me. What if it was heart disease?
WomenHeart and Bayer HealthCare have teamed up for a wonderful campaign to not only bring awareness to women’s heart health but also to help raise funds for the The National Coalition for Women and Heart Disease. The campaign is called Handbags & Hearts.
Here is some more important information about the campaign.
Forty-two million women have or are at risk for heart disease. It’s the biggest killer among women in the U.S., as heart attacks claim the lives of more than 250,000 women annually, which is six times more than breast cancer. With the help of actress, singer and author Vanessa Williams, who is currently starring in “The Trip to Bountiful” on Broadway, Bayer HealthCare, the makers of Bayer® Aspirin and WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease, launch Handbags & Hearts, a national campaign that leverages the link between women and their handbags – the one item they do not leave home without – and urges women to pledge to carry aspirin at all times and learn the symptoms of heart attack to be prepared for one.
How to Participate:
- Take the Pledge: For every Handbags & Hearts pledge and share received, Bayer HealthCare will make donations ($1 for pledge, $2 for share) to WomenHeart up to a total of $200,000. Together we can save hearts – one handbag at a time.
- Donate: Bayer has designed a Heart Attack Preparedness Kit that carries aspirin and provides tips for what to do in case of a heart attack. You can make an additional donation of $5 to WomenHeart to receive the kit at HandbagsAndHearts.com.
- Advocate: Encourage all the important women in your life to take the pledge and learn the symptoms of women’s heart attacks, which can be different from men’s symptoms.
- Visit: Go to www.HandbagsAndHearts.com to take the pledge and learn more about heart disease in women and Vanessa William’s personal connection to heart disease.
I’ve visited the site and found that it’s overflowing with great information about heart health.
The Heart Attack Preparedness Kit includes:
- 2 Genuine Bayer Aspirin
- $1 off coupon
- Preparedness card
- ProHeart pouch
I would like to encourage you to take the pledge and share this campaign with your family and friends, especially those with heart disease or anyone who has been touched by it. It only takes a minute of your time.
*I was not compensated for this post. I am sharing the information for the benefit of my site readers. Any opinions expressed are my own unless otherwise noted.