Every year, cardiovascular disease, listed as the underlying cause of death, accounts for about 844,000 deaths in the US. That’s about 1 of every 3 deaths, and one of those individuals could be sitting in the pew beside you.
In fact, it’s the No. 1 killer of American women, and that means that someone’s mom, aunt, sister or dear friend will lose her life this year. Yet, only 17 percent consider heart disease or stroke to be the greatest health problem facing Americans today.
The American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement encourages women to take action to reduce those numbers, and join other faith-based organizations in the fight against heart disease.
Thanks to Mercy Health of West Michigan, we have teamed up to provide additional Have Faith in Heart tools. Feel free to download this 2019 Have Faith in Heart toolkit (PDF). You’ll find information for your congregation, bulleting announcements and more.
Encourage a female member of your congregation who has experienced a heart attack to speak about her experience, the warning signs and risk factors of a heart attack.
American Stroke Month is in May, so we are sharing some stroke prevention tips to keep you, your families, and your congregations healthy and safe!
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