One of my friends, Barbara Bird, suffered a heart attack last summer. She is the first friend of mine to experience this. As women, we don't experience the same symptoms as men and women are more likely than men to die in hospitals from a severe heart attack. We're grateful she survived and she told mer her story in person when she visited me in October in Santa Fe. Now she is telling her story as part of a GoRed American Heart Association program in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and you can hear her story and also vote for her to be chosen to make her story impact a wider audience and help the cause of advocating for awareness on this issue. With heart disease the number one cause of death, she would be a good spokesperson for heart health. She's in a tie and I'd like to help her win.
Please, vote for Barbara and listen to her story. Here's the link. Scroll down. Thanks!
Update I-- thanks for all your emails, too, to let me know you've supported her.
Update II - 2/16 -The contest is over and Barbarba placed second. Over 18,000 votes were cast, which means a lot of women were educated through this promotional/educational campaign by he American Heart Association. This is a great example of interactive advertising/media promotions.