Happy “143” Day! (That’s Happy “I Love You” day in text-messaging terms!) Today I would like to share my love and my blog space with a few nonprofit organizations focused on heart related causes. We can all be affected by heart disease, whether you’re young, old, man or woman. So in the spirit of raising awareness for the heart, I encourage you to skip the heart shaped box of chocolates and give to an organization centered on the heart. Make a mobile donation* to any one of the charities listed below to help keep the beat of life going.
We often don't think of women when we think of heart attacks. The National Coalition for Women, more widely known as WomenHeart, www.womenheart.org, was founded by three women who had heart attacks while in their 40s. WomenHeart works to bring knowledge about heart disease to the forefront and help reduce the onset of heart disease on women and their families. Their mission is "to improve the health and quality of life of women living with or at risk of heart disease, and to advocate for their benefit". To donate $5.00 to WomenHeart text LIVE to 90999.
Texas Heart Institute
Cardiovascular disease can affect everyone. At The Texas Heart Institute, www.texasheart.org, their mission is "to reduce the devastating toll of cardiovascular disease through innovative programs in research, education and improved patient care." The Texas Heart Institute achieves their mission by providing treatment and preventative methods. They also focus on gaining and sharing heart related knowledge with the world. Partnered with St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital and Texas Children's Hospital The Texas Heart Institute provides the best care to all ages in an environment designed for their specific needs. To donate $10.00 to The Texas Heart Institute, text CAR to 50555.
American Heart Association
The American Heart Association, www.heart.org, is one of the most recognized names when talking about heart health. This organization has amazing reach and has helped thousands of men, women and their families deal with the numerous challenges that come with heart related issues. From treatment to education, the American Heart Association povides a broad scope of service to those in need. To donate $10.00 to The American Heart Association text HEART to 80088.
The developing world sees a high rate of congenital heart disease related deaths in children under one year old. A diagnosis and a surgical procedure can be all these children need to live long healthy lives. The HeartGift Foundation works to provide this diagnosis and surgery to disadvantaged children where medical care is subpar or simply nonexistent. To donate $10.00 to the HeartGift Foundation, text GIFT to 80077.
*As will all $5.00 or $10.00 mobile donations, charges will appear on your wireless bill, or be deducted from your prepaid balance. All purchases must be authorized by account holder. Must be 18 years of age or have parental permission to participate. Message and Data Rates May Apply. Text STOP to the appropriate short code to STOP. Text HELP to the appropriate short code for HELP. Full Terms: mGive.org/T