Carol explains why she became an advocate for women's heart health after experiencing her own heart problems.
My same friend Elaine who made me get out of the car into the Banner emergency room, I was having lunch with her yesterday and she is saying, “I am having this thing happen again,” so I started in on her right away and she lives out in the West Valley, but I said, “You get into that, to your doctor and check that out.” And I said, “You got a great hospital out there,” that she is familiar with and of course the Heart Hospital itself is in Mesa, but she will look after it, she was going to follow-up on it today because that’s one thing I do is I preach.
I am sure all my friends get sick and tired of me talking about health and heart and everything having gone through it, but it’s my goal in life, my passion to prevent women’s heart disease and so I am always out there with my ears open and my mouth going and trying to get people to address their own issues and to take charge of their own body.
So she is going to follow-up on it and I will be glad to hear from her. It’s probably okay, but it’s just something that I do, it’s just a passion to, you know, one out of three women die of heart disease. That’s an unreasonable amount and I am trying, it’s just a personal battle, personal passion for me to, I can’t say win the battle, but at least get in there and fight against it and so that’s with the help of my heart tournament that’s what I do and it’s been so successful.
The first two years that I actually was able to raise over, well generate over $30,000.00, which was turned over to Banner Heart and I am really, really personally proud to say that that was a factor in there being able to open the new heart center and so we are really, really excited about that. It’s going to be such a big, big thing in our Valley here to finally have a center that addresses women’s heart disease specifically.
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Conditions: Heart Disease, Chest Pain
Related Terms: Stress Test, Triple Bypass, Chest Pain, Chest Tightness, Blocked Arteries, Heart Health Advocate, Cardiology, Heart Survivor
Health Care Provider: Banner Health, Banner Heart Hospital, Banner Heart Care Services, Banner Heart
Location: Mesa, Arizona, AZ, Phoenix, Tempe, East Valley, Phoenix Metropolitan, Scottsdale, Gilbert, Anthem, Chandler, 85206