Heart to Heart

BY: Eugenia PUBLISHED ON: Monday, February 15, 2016 IN: Health

Heart to Heart

Wearing: Teri Jon Black lace cocktail dress and Stuart Weitzman evening pumps

Wearing: Teri Jon Black lace cocktail dress and Stuart Weitzman evening pumps

The American Heart Association (not surprisingly) has chosen February as Heart Heath month. Perhaps, it’s easier to have a heart to heart chat about health with Valentine’s Day and all of its trappings.

Heart to Heart

In 2002, the National Heart, Lung, and the Blood Institute launched the Heart Truth campaign to make women more aware of the dangers of heart disease. It all started with a little red dress, coupled with the staggering statistic that one in three women die from heart disease. In 2010, the American Heart Association launched the “Go Red for Women” campaign.

The red dress became the symbol for women's heart disease when the The Heart Truth was launched in 2002.

The red dress became the symbol for women’s heart disease when the The Heart Truth was launched in 2002.

Earlier this month, I shared Lady in Red: Nina Forrest, focusing on Nina’s account of her heart attack.  It is a great reminder that women experience different heart attack symptoms than men.

Heart Attack Symptoms for Women. Image credit: Women'sHealth.gov/HeartAttack

Heart Attack Symptoms for Women. Image credit: Women’sHealth.gov/HeartAttack

Women & Heart Disease:  The Facts and Figures are worth repeating

Image Credit: WomanHeart, The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease.

Image Credit: WomanHeart, The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease.

I did my part at a recent AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals regional sales meeting in Wilmington, Delaware, where I was able to rally almost 100 sales specialists to participate in National Wear Red Day, as well as donate to the American Heart Association.

National Wear Red Day, February 5, 2016 at AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals Regional Meeting in Wilmington, Delaware with BFF Cynthia and Commercial Business Director, Rita Johnson-Greene

National Wear Red Day, February 5, 2016 at AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals Regional Meeting in Wilmington, Delaware with BFF Cynthia and Commercial Business Director, Rita Johnson-Greene

I really should expand my wardrobe to include more of the color red. All I had was a long tweed jacket with flecks of red, purchased in a Zara on the Champs-Elysess in Paris, back in 2013. Though, my BFF, Cynthia, and the commercial business director, Rita Johnson-Greene were on point with their red.

Valentine gift I received from Instagram friend Chocolate Aristocrat, Sepia Baker

Valentine gift I received from Instagram friend Chocolate Aristocrat, Sepia Baker

One of my missions on The Age of Grace is to inform and educate readers on issues surrounding women’s issues. I have been fortunate along this journey to connect with wonderful women, like the Chocolate Aristocrat, Sepia Baker. I want to thank her for sending me a box of luxurious chocolates in a keepsake tin for Valentine’s Day. I plan to share Sepia’s story soon, her specialities are etiquette, tea, and her divine chocolates.

Thank you gift I received from Nina Forrest for her Lady in Red feature earlier this month.

Thank you gift I received from Nina Forrest for her Lady in Red feature earlier this month.

I would also like to thank Nina Forrest for the handmade soap I received as a thank you for her heart to heart feature earlier this month.

Have a wonderful week!

Siggy

  • Glenda Harrison

    Beautiful you are, Eugenia. As a person dealing with Tachycardia, I understand the importance of living a healthy life. Thank you for this important information.

    • Glenda,
      Sounds like you have embraced your heart condition and realize the importance of heart health. Thank you for stopping by Glenda.