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Women's Heart Foundation e-News
Helping you take care of your heart
September 2002;  aka Women's Cardio-gram
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Welcome to the Women's Heart Foundation Newsletter, a supportive network and resource for the public and medical professionals in the emerging field of gender medicine .

  Top Story

A Brother's Mission of Love Remembers the Heart of His Late Sister. Tom Daly sets his sight on finishing the October 13, 2003 Chicago Marathon to raise money for WHF as he runs in memory of his sister, Noreen Daly Carlson. Download a sponsorship form MARATHON FOR NOREEN (pdf file). Read about Noreen. All proceeds benefit WHF.
WHF report 10/2003


WHF Sets Plans for Women's Heart Week – February 1-7, 2003. Exciting activities are underway with an outreach being planned at the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) in New Brunswick, NJ. Collaborators include WHF, RWJ University Medical Center, RWJ Medical School, Spirit of Women and Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey. Screenings, celebrity guests, dance, The HEART TRUTH talk show and a health expo are planned. Download Women's Heart Week Sponsorship Form (pdf file). more

Upcoming Events

February 1, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm is Women's Heart Wellness Day at RWJUH Courtyard with a free public program for women starting with a Heart Walk and free gifts to the first 200 women! Special guests, free health screenings, entertainment, expert panel discussions. For Heart Walk participants, meet at the Hospital Entrance at 8:00 a.m.

February 2, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm “Healthy Hearts Store Tour” at Wegmans, Route 1 and Nassau Park Blvd in West Windsor, NJ. Call to pre–register: 609.771.9600 or email admin@womensheartfoundation.org

February 3, 12:00 Noon 6 pm – Professional Medical Conference “Getting to the Heart of It” at RWJUH – Clinical Academic Bldg Rm 1302; Dinner with Dr. Mehmet Oz in the Courtyard. The public is invited to the dinner at $20 each. To reserve your seat, call The Women's Wellness and Healthcare Connection at (732) 937-8885.

February 4, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm “Healthy Hearts Store Tour” at Kings Supermarket in Verona, NJ) Call to pre–register: 609.771.9600 or email admin@womensheartfoundation.org

February 5, 5:50 pm – 7:30 pm “Medication Safety for a Healthy Heart” at RWJUH – Clinical Academic Bldg Rm 1302. A free public program that includes dinner.

February 6:  Healthy Hearts Store Tour” at Trader Joe's in Marlton, NJ featuring “The Healthy Weigh” weight loss program developed by Angela Shaw, RD. Call to pre–register: 609.771.9600 or email admin@womensheartfoundation.org
SESSION I: 10:30 am – 12 Noon.
SESSION II: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

February 7, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm – Post Event Celebration Luncheon for Volunteers at Mastoris Diner, Rte 130 in Bordentown. mastoris.com

February is National Heart Month and to commemorate, WHF is promoting a National 10,000 Steps Program and is planning a Wear Red Expo and Rally the first Saturday in February at the Trenton War Memorial. Collaborators include the NIH Heart Truth Project, American Heart Association, New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services and the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. more on Women's Heart Week and 10,000 Steps. more on upcoming expo event. more on other Heart Month activities taking place in New Jersey.


One Woman's Story
Dolores and Phil Daly Noreen Remembered as written by her parents, Dolores and Phil Daly, in a story about a preventable death in "We Cry for Noreen". Noreen was only 47-years-old when she died of an undetected heart attack, precipitated by an undiagnosed prolonged Q-T interval, an rhythm disturbance of the heart that affects many more women than men and is worsened when taking certain medications or with vigorous exercise. To learn more about prolonged Q-T interval click here
WHF news 12/2002

Recipes from the Heart
Raspberry Arugula Salad from Wegmans
(Serves 12)   Active Time: 5 min

– 3 bags (5 oz each) Food You Feel Good About Baby Arugula Blend – 1-1/2 cups Wegmans Raspberry Vinaigrette (Produce Dept) – 2 pkgs (6 oz each) fresh raspberries – 8 oz crumbled goat cheese or French feta (1-1/2 cups)
Combine greens and vinaigrette in large bowl, mix well, divide equally among 12 salad plates, top with raspberries and cheese.

Nutrition Info: Each serving (1-1/3 cups) contains 140 calories, 16g carbohydrate (4g fiber), 4g protein, 10g fat (3g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol and 410mg sodium. Diabetes Exchanges: 1 Carbohydrate, 2 Fat

Foundation Notes...
Meet Marianne Balay –– WHF trustee and Director of Women's Health Services at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital(RWJUH) in New Brunswick. Marianne has accepted the role of Chairwoman for Women's Heart Week 2003.

A warm welcome to new WHF trustees elected to serve a 2-year term at WHF's annual meeting that took place September 12 in New Brunswick, NJ: Marcus Garand, RD, outpatient dietitian at RWJUH, New Brunswick; Sarjita Naik, Pharm D at RWJUH, New Brunswick; and Iris Kislin of the Fischer Ross Group in New York.

In an action taken by the board June, 2002, WHF will begin focusing on “hands-on” non-skilled care for prevention and management of heart disease in women, targeting women at risk. WHF wants to launch a campaign to raise $500,000 to build a Women's Heart Wellness Center to implement this new health initiative to support women‘s wellness. Donations & Pledges form to contribute to WHF's building fund (pdf format). WHF has completed design of a program for the center that will include a mentoring program and data tracking system to monitor successful intervention. Those who will benefit most will be pregnant women with hypertension, women suffering chronic congestive heart failure and living in the community and role-less women. The program is called Healthy Hearts for Caring Communities... Wellness that Works for Women.

WHF introduced a new logo to commemorate Women's Heart Week Feb 1-7 along with a new website at www.womensheartweek.org contructed in partnership with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brusnwick in order to coordinate activities with RWJUH regionally and with other institutions nationally.

Meet Kathrine Switzer –– WHF's new spokeswoman to promote Women and Walking. Kathrine is a world-renowned marathon runner and author of “Running and Walking for Women Over 40”. She is Director of Women's Health and Fitness for RYKA, a company that makes footwear exclusively for women. Kathrine achieved global fame when she became the first woman to officially enter and run in the tradionally all-male Boston Marathon. She is commited to providing opportunities for women in sports and, as program director for Avon Walking and Running, she organizes Avon walks in 13 countries around the world.

On September 25, 2002, NIH/NHLBI is launching a new initiative to raise awareness about heart disease in women. WHF has been invited to participate in the kick-off event of “The Heart Truth” to take place at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC.

WHF celebrated its 10-year anniversary June 11, 2002. Our work has been recognized nationally and our advocacy role has resulted in lower mortality rates for women. WHF is not restricted by its bylaws and is uniquely postioned to design, develop and implement heart wellness programs for women. We hope we can count on your support to continue our mission to improve the survival and quality of life for women with heart disease by contributing to our building fund for a Women's Heart Wellness Center.

 Take Care of Your Heart


Featured Story
Kathy Williamson is manager of Cardiopulmonary Fitness and Rehabilitation at Capital Health System -- one of the most successful cardiovascular programs in the area with a high percentage of women completing the program and a low drop-out rate. Read about it in an upcoming issue of Women's Cardiogram. This center and another in New York are breaking the glass ceiling for winning women's participation in heart therapies and treatment modalities that work. more on these "woman-friendly" cardiac rehab programs.

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