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Signs of a heart attack in women

Beautiful silent auction prior to the lunch. I bid on the Kendra Scott lot, but ultimately got outbid.

Yesterday I had the honor of being a guest of the American Heart Association at their annual “Go Red” luncheon in San Jose, California. It’s an amazing fundraising lunch which features education about heart disease, survivor speeches, and tear-jerking moments. Yes, I did well up with tears during one speech a survivor delivered.

Pretty table setting at the lunch.

A woman dies every 80 seconds from heart-related illnesses. Sadly, roughly 80% of those deaths are preventable. While men tend to have more text-book symptoms of a heart attack, women often think they are suffering from the flu, stress, acid reflux, or exhaustion. Therefore, it is so important for women to know and understand the symptoms of a heart attack.

Donation cards from the tables

The following symptoms are signs that a woman could be suffering from a heart attack. These are the symptoms, detailed on heart.org.

  1. Uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain in the center of the chest which lasts for more than a few minutes, or goes away and comes back.
  2. Pain or discomfort in one or both of your arms, back, neck, jaw or your stomach.
  3. Shortness of breath, with or without chest discomfort.
  4. Other signs such as breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea or lightheadedness.
  5. As with men, women’s most common heart attack symptom is heart.org or discomfort. Some women are somewhat more likely than men to experience some additional common symptoms, such as shortness of breath, nausea/vomiting, and back or jaw pain.

If you ever feel any of these symptoms, don’t be afraid to call 9-1-1. Every second counts when you are having a heart attack, so calling 9-1-1 can significantly help your recovery if indeed you are suffering from a heart attack.

 

Please help spread the word to other women, so they too will know what to watch out for. Together, we can help increase awareness and reduce the annual deaths in women due to heart attacks. For more information, please visit heart.org

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

Laura Adney from Have Need Want and myself after the lunch. I won’ 49er tickets from the silent auction!

*Please excuse the photo quality, all pictures were taken with my iPhone.


National Wear Red Day | Go Red for Women

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pictured: sparkling dangle earrings / lipstick / red dress c/o Macy’s / handbag (old, also love this one) / black and silver watch / spring nail polish / black pumps

Happy National Wear Red Day! This is an incredible movement to help raise awareness in the fight against heart disease and stroke. Go Red for Women is a campaign by The American Heart Association, and it is sponsored by Macy’s. The campaign calls attention to the fact that cardiovascular disease is so prevalent among women; yet many don’t know it. A woman dies every 80 seconds from heart-related illnesses, yet 80 percent of those deaths are preventable. The American Heart Association’s mission is to reduce deaths, and disabilities, from cardiovascular diseases with education and research that benefits everyone.

I hope you will join me in the fight against heart disease and stroke by wearing red today, and hopefully purchasing a red dress awareness pin from a Macy’s store. The pins are shaped like a red dress, and cost only $3. They are sold in pairs, so for $3, you have a pin for yourself, and one for your BFF! Love that!

This dress I am wearing is also part of the Wear Red campaign and can be found online or at a Macy’s store. It’s a classic and fabulous dress which can be worn every year on National Wear Red Day as well as on Valentine’s Day; or anytime you want to wear a va-va-voom dress! Loving it!

Products benefiting The American Heart Association:

To learn more about The American Heart Association, please visit their website.

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

*sponsored by The American Heart Association and Macy’s. all thoughts and opinions are my own

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National Wear Red Day

Today is National Wear Day and to celebrate Macy’s stores are offering a 20% discount to shoppers who wear red in-store. In addition to wearing red in-store, shoppers can take advantage of the discount online with coupon code WEARRED. Macy’s is also offering 10% off of sale merchandise.

Wearing red is a great way to increase awareness and help the fight against heart disease. The American Heart Association’s mission is to build healthier lives which are free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. By purchasing Go Red items a portion of your purchase goes directly to the American Heart Association to help in the fight against heart disease.

Macy’s is offering 20% off to shoppers who wear red between February 2-6 in-store. Macy’s also has a large selection of Go Red items for sale in-store as well as online. 

Happy shopping, wear red and stay fabulous 

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I.N.C.dress at Macy’s for Go Red. Photo: Macy’s