Support Her Heart this Autumn!
Help us protect the lives and good health of our mums, grandmothers, sisters, aunts, nieces, daughters, cousins and friends by showing heart for all women this autumn!
The danger heart disease poses to women is why we are launching our ‘Her Heart’ initiative.
We want to raise awareness of the prevalence of heart disease in women and promote prevention and self care.
There are so many easy ways to get involved!
❤️ Go Red! Host your own fundraiser filled with fun activities at home or work!
❤️ Support Her Heart in your Salon and promote heart care and hair care!
❤️ Sign up to take part in our Her Heart 5K Facebook Challenge
❤️ Kick Heart Disease into touch by joining us at 8am on Monday 25 September in the heart of the city opposite NICHS HQ for our Give Women's Heart Disease The Boot - Camp!
❤️ Business owners – could you support us asking customers for a £2 donation at your till?
❤️ Bid in our Her Heart Awesome Autumn Auction and you could soon be stepping out in style with a fabulous designer piece that not only looks great, but is helping us do good too!
- An beautiful original Eadach Scarf donated by Sara O’Neill
- A stunning Kevan Jon dress donated by Aileen Wilson, Blush Boutique Lisburn Road
- An incredible bespoke Grainne Maher Necklace worn by Selena Gomez and donated by Nuala Meenehan
- A standout-from-the-crowd Clutch Bag by Aspinal of London, kindly donated by Ruth McCalmont of Déjà Vu, Lisburn Road, Belfast
- A terrific tote by Anya Hindmarch donated by the style council queen, Stephanie Berkeley
- An amazing Karen Millen dress donated by the lovely Christina Black, former Lord Mayor of Belfast!
To register interest email email@example.com
Take the first step and register your Her Heart fundraiser with us, and our team will get in touch to give you all the advice and guidance you need!
Find out more about Women's Heart Health
Often considered as a ‘man’s health issue’, research* in recent years has revealed that women are dying needlessly from heart attacks, or not making as good a recovery as they could, because they don't receive the same care and treatment as men.
A woman is 50% more likely than a man to receive the wrong initial diagnosis for a heart attack.
Women are less likely than men to receive a number of potentially life-saving treatments in a timely manner following a heart attack.
Women are also less likely to be prescribed medications to help prevent a second heart attack.
Women in recovery from stroke, TIAs and heart attacks have a longer and less successful recovery journey from these illnesses due to often prioritising others’ needs before their own.
The same report revealed that women having a heart attack delay seeking medical help longer than men because they don't recognise the symptoms.
As women get older it is also increasingly important to be aware of the risk factors that can make them susceptible to developing Coronary Heart Disease.
Know the Signs
Heart attack symptoms vary from person to person, but often include:
❤️ Pain or discomfort in your chest that happens suddenly and doesn't go away;
❤️ Pain that spreads to your left or right arm, or to your neck, jaw, back or stomach;
❤️ Feeling sick, sweaty, light-headed or short of breath
Know Your Risk
Common risk factors include:
❤️ High blood pressure
❤️ High cholesterol
❤️ Being overweight
❤️ Not exercising enough
Stand Up for your Health
❤️ SCHEDULE regular Blood Pressure Checks
❤️ DON’T IGNORE symptoms – visit your GP
❤️ ASK QUESTIONS about your heart health
❤️ FAMILY HISTORY- if there is a history of cardiac issues make sure your GP knows