As it is the number one cause of death for both men and women in the United States, undoubtedly we have all been touched by heart disease. Heart disease does not discriminate – it attacks both young and old, men and women. It strikes down one million Americans each year. Its victims are our family, friends, co-workers and community members, some of whom outwardly appear to be pictures of health. Some have had heart attacks and survived while others we have lost and mourned. Perhaps you yourself have survived a heart attack or had bypass surgery.
Thank you for sharing your story with us. Together we will get out the word and save lives!
Despite its title as the number one killer in the country, heart disease is also largely preventable. We at The Heart Foundation believe it is time to call out heart disease and take a stand. We have had enough! We have lost too many loved ones and experienced too much heartbreak. For this reason, we have made it our mission to eradicate heart disease.
We appeal to you to help us increase awareness of this silent killer by sharing the way in which heart disease has touched your life. We would like to include some of these stories in our blog and printed newsletter.
E-mail your story (no attachments, please) to firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to have your name, but you may also remain anonymous if you prefer.
Please note that not all stories will be published in their entirety. The Heart Foundation reserves the right to use excerpts.