Saturday, July 31, 2010

Networking--More Ways to Find Local WomenHeart Groups

Now there's a WomenHeart Meetup for the Triangle area:

And we have a FaceBook page, too:

This afternoon was what I hope will be the first of many annual Triangle WomenHeart cookouts, at Lake Crabtree County Park near the RDU airport. We had about 15 women there, which is great turnout for one of our events, and with the overcast skies and drizzle, temperatures stayed in the high 70s; it was quite comfortable most of the time.

Everyone really seemed to enjoy sharing her own story of heart disease, even the ones who are part of the group not because they have it, but because they have a strong family history, and/or they have a lot of risk factors (diabetes, weight, high blood pressure, etc.).

The age range was good, too; we had a couple of older ladies in their 70s, and some young ones in their 30s, and everything in between.

Good food, and good companionship. I'm hoping to do it again next year, and the year after that, and the year after that.