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Please join me in supporting and raising awareness for Heart health. This year I have joined the amazing Circle of Red and Go Red for Women, the movement educating women on heart disease.
Did you know that 1 in 3 women die from heart disease and stroke? That’s more than all forms of cancer combined.
I decided to Go Red after high blood pressure and stroke risks associated with both of my pregnancies. What some of you may not know, both of my pregnancies started great. Yet, each time I hit the 35 week mark, my blood pressure spiked. With extra monitoring and the help of the high risk team at Woman’s Hospital, I was induced and delivered early, both of my girls. With both delivers, if I hadn’t listened to my doctors, who were thankfully well educated on my symptoms, my risk for miscarriage and stroke could have easily been fatal. Thanks to my doctor, the amazing medical staff, and my family I was aware of the risks and properly managed my symptoms. I can honestly say that due to women’s heart health awareness, I am happy and healthy, raising a 1.5 and 3 year old.
You can support the women in your life though a donation to this cause. I have set a $4,000 fundraising goal. Please note, no donation is too small. Contact me directly for more information on how you can get involved.