According to the National Coalition of Women with Heart Disease, an estimated 42 million American women live with cardiovascular disease, but too many are unaware of the threat they face.
- More than 42 million women are currently living with some form of cardiovascular disease.
- More than 8 million women have a history of heart attack and/or angina.
- Five and a half million women will suffer angina.
- Heart disease is the leading cause of death of American women, killing more than a third of them.
- 35.3% of deaths in American women over the age of 20, or more than 432,000, are caused by cardiovascular disease each year.
- More than 200,000 women die each year from heart attacks- five times as many women as breast cancer.
- More than 159,000 women die each year of congestive heart failure, accounting for 56.3% of all heart failure deaths.
At the Ministrelli Women's Heart Center, Beaumont Health System's physicians and specialists help women live healthy lives and beat these odds. The Center is a state-of-the-art facility with on-site diagnostic capabilities for heart disease in women including stress tests, EKGs and echocardiograms (heart ultrasounds).
February is American Heart Month. It is a time to call attention to the seriousness of heart disease and options for prevention. For a fourth year, Lolly Ella Jewelry in West Bloomfield is partnering with the Ministrelli Women’s Heart Center at Beaumont to highlight their programs and raise donations for the Center’s scholarship fund that provides support to uninsured women. To date, Lolly Ella has raised more than $5,000 for the fund.
Donations and Reception
Throughout the month of February, Lolly Ella will be selling an exclusive
Gold Tone Red Suede Infinity Bracelet for just $8.50 and hosting a “Love
Your Heart - Buy A Heart” promotion: make a donation of $1, $5 or $10
and have your name displayed in the store for the month. 100 % of the
proceeds will be donated to the Ministrelli Women’s Heart Center.
On Saturday, February 9, 10 am – 5 pm, a special reception will be hosted. Guests will have the opportunity to meet representatives from the Ministrelli Center, purchase the Infinity Bracelet, participate in the Buy A Heart program, receive $5 off purchases of $35 or more and enjoy refreshments.
Lolly Ella Jewelry is located at: 6706 Orchard Lake Rd., West Bloomfield, 248-851-3325, www.lollyella.com.