Note: I was invited as media to this event. However any personal views expressed are always 100% my own.
Also to help educate women nationwide about the importance of their heart health, as heart disease is the leading cause of death in women, Burlington Stores across the country will host free women’s heart health screenings in partnership with WomenHeart on Friday, February 5th from 11:00am -3:00pm.
Customers will have the opportunity to get their blood pressure, pulse and BMI checked by a certified health professional, talk with WomenHeart Champions, and receive bi-lingual (English/Spanish) women's heart health information and tips for living heart healthy.
To learn more about this partnership and the importance of women being proactive about their health, I attended an event for a heart health panel discussion.
The panel featured Wendy Williams, along with Mayo Clinic's Sharonne N. Hayes, MD and WomenHeart Champions, who are women heart disease survivors trained by WomenHeart as community educators, spokespersons and advocates.
During the panel Wendy shared about being healthy and why it's important that women learn more about their heart health.
The women on the panel also shared their heart health story. While each woman lived a completely different lifestyles, each was affected by heart disease. To learn each woman's story, you can watch this video.
As you can see, there's no one trigger for a woman to develop heart disease. It can happen to any woman at any time in her life. So it's important to be proactive about your health, which includes getting checked.
Wondering if you should visit your local Burlington Store for the free screening? YES! Especially if you are a woman of color and here's a few why.
Nearly 43 million women are currently living with some form of cardiovascular disease (CVD)
in the U.S., and it is the leading cause of death of American women.
To find a screening near you, visit www.BurlingtonStores.com/HeartHealth
Burlington, Wendy Williams and WomenHeart want you to take the #HealthyHeartSelfie Challenge. For every photo posted, Burlington will donate $1 up to $25,000,to benefit WomenHeart. to learn more and to show us how you are living heart healthy, visit http://goo.gl/OOt1WW
Also visit any one of Burlington’s 563 store locations from February 1, 2016 - March 31, 2016 to donate $1 or more at checkout. All funds collected will support WomenHeart to further the organization's mission of educating women about the importance of their heart health.
To receive a free WomenHeart online heart health action kit, visit www.womenheart.org