Cardiovascular disease claims the lives of one in three women. My mother, Colleen, was one. One is too many.
This February I am committing to run, walk, or bike one mile every day to raise awareness about heart disease, the number one killer of women, and to make an active commitment to my own heart health.
You may be asking yourself, "Did she pick February because it's the shortest month?" The answer is yes. And it ALSO happens to be American Heart Month
I am asking all my friends and family to hold me accountable and if interested to join with me. Below are a few ways you can do so:
Wear Red for Women. Wear Red for Colleen.
Wear red on Friday, February 5, National Wear Red Day, to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease, in honor of my mother, and with hope for a healthier future for all women.
Move With Me.
Message me and share how you are staying active this winter! And if you are up for taking on the mile a day challenge with me let me know and we can keep each other motivated.
Join the Movement.
Live your best life by visiting goredforwomen.org to learn your own risk for heart disease and taking action to reduce it. And spread the word - one is too many!
Open your heart and contribute to the movement to end heart disease and stroke in women by clicking the donate button on this page.
If none of these options interest you, no problem. Thanks for reading this far.
Stay tuned to my Instagram and Facebook story feeds where I will be sharing some facts I've learned about women's heart health, and probably posting some unflattering pictures of my daily attempts at moving my body.