Sunday, February 7, 2010

Triangle-area Heart Events

Saturday, Feb. 20th is Your Heart, Your Health: A Red Dress Celebration, presented by the Duke Heart Center.

Friday, May 7th is the Triangle Go Red for Women Lunch at the Crabtree Marriott.

Other events will be posted as I find them. Sometimes it's difficult getting information, but I promise to share what I learn.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Getting some press for women's heart disease

I'm in the February issue of Carolina Woman magazine:

In mid-January I sent out a press release to the various local media outlets, asking them to please do something for National Wear Red Day and American Heart Month, and included a bit of my own story.

This time I got two nibbles. Fingers crossed, there's going to be a story soon in the local daily paper with another young heart attack survivor and and me, and then a couple weeks ago Carolina Woman magazine called and said they wanted to run my press release as kind of a "letter to the editor." So of course I said great, and now there it is. :)

Of course if I'd known they were going to run it as-is with no chance to alter it, I would've put more in it about the three local WomenHeart support groups, but at least the website is in there.

In other heart-healthy news, I've just registered for the women-only Ramblin' Rose Triathlon.