On the evening of Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018, Hollie Cowan-Ellis passed away from complications related to Congestive Heart Failure. She was 66 years old.
For decades, Hollie had been fighting Cardio Myopathy, a disease that took her mother in 2011, and one that her daughter was diagnosed with in 2004 at the age of 33. The family history that plagued her genes, compounded with the blight of health inequity effecting people of a lower socioeconomic status, created an uphill battle in the fight for her life. After years of struggling, she was taken far too soon.
Hollie's story isn't unique. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, and disproportionately effects women, minorities, and people who lack the financial resources needed to live a life that promotes heart health. That's why her family is asking you to join them in the fight for a world without heart disease.
For nearly a century, the American Heart Association has been working to raise awareness, fund research, and lower the risk of heart disease. They are committed to providing access to resources to people from all walks of life, and their top ratings from charity watchdog groups prove that they are deserving of our support.
If you are able, please consider making a donation in the name of Hollie Ellis-Cowan. All funds raised from this campaign will go directly to the American Heart Association, where they will be put to use in making our world healthier.