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29 Days of Heart - 2017
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Celebrate Black History Month with WomenHeart as we launch our 2nd annual social media campaign for African American women!

Inspire and raise awareness through WomenHeart’s #29DaysofHeart campaign! In recognition of Black History Month and Heart Month, this campaign celebrates the rich history of African Americans, while raising awareness of the number one killer of women – heart disease!

Join us as we celebrate Black History month by recognizing the accomplishments of:

  • Famous African American women throughout history who have been impacted by heart disease.

  • African American Trailblazers in the field of Cardiology through our "Trailblazer Tuesday and Thursday" series.


This year, we’re launching on January 31st to kick start the #29DaysofHeart campaign,
because 28 days just isn’t enough!

Each day, January 31 – February 28, WomenHeart will celebrate the accomplishments of an African American woman or trailblazer by sharing a photo image, short biography and heart health information on our social media channels. Visit us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter and be sure to share these daily posts with your friends, families and social networks so they can learn more about African American women and heart disease.


Do you have questions about heart disease? Are you curious about your risk factors as an African American woman? Do you know what resources are available to live a more empowered and heart healthy life?

Don’t fret! WomenHeart will host a Twitter chat on African American Women & Heart Disease with leading cardiologist, William A. Cooper, MD, MBA. Dr. Cooper will answer all your questions about heart disease in African American women and more!

WomenHeart Twitter Chat on African American Women & Heart Disease
with Dr. William A. Cooper

February 20  

Did you miss it? Click here for the recap! 

use #29DaysofHeart
follow @WomenHeartOrg and @drcoopmd

William A Cooper MDDr. William A. Cooper is founding Medical Director of Cardiovascular Surgery at WellStar Health Systems in Marietta, GA and former Associate Professor of Surgery at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. He completed his BA/MD at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, his post-graduate training in General Surgery and Cardiothoracic Surgery at Emory University in Atlanta, GA and his MBA at Emory University, Goizueta School of Business.

He is the author of a new book, “HEART ATTACK: Truth, Tragedy, Triumph.”  His podcast, “Hanging with Dr. Cooper" will debut this month with a four-part “Heartcast” series called: Heart 101. Dr. Cooper has published numerous academic articles and is actively involved in clinical research. He is particularly interested in strategic alignment, integration, healthcare quality, safety and appropriate use of medical resources.

In addition to his involvement in WellStar Health System clinical, strategic and corporate initiatives, Dr. Cooper consults with firms on leadership training, team building, diversity, enterprise stress management and lean six sigma practices. He is an outstanding motivational speaker, teacher and educator.

Voted the 2015 Georgia Hospital Association Physician Hero, Dr. Cooper has served over 30 years in the United States Army Reserve and has completed three tours of duty in support of military operations around the world.

A frequent contributor to the Steve Harvey Show, he has been featured in Black Enterprise Modern Man magazine, Ebony magazine and Who’s Who in Black Atlanta among many other awards and recognitions.

Dr. Cooper is a dynamic, inspirational leader with a passion and commitment that transcends bedside clinical care. He is a man of the people dedicated to making a difference.

 Hanging with Dr. Cooper Podcast and Live Chat Schedule
February 1 Heartcast Part I - Heart Disease 101 the Basics
February 4  0800 EST Live Chat on Spreaker Radio 
February 8  Heartcast Part II - Understanding Your Risk and Prevention 
February 11   0800 EST Live Chat on Spreaker Radio
February 15   Heartcast Part III - Diagnosis and Treatment 
February 18   0800 EST Live Chat on Spreaker Radio
February 22   Heartcast Part IV - Survive and Thrive: Lifestyle Management 
February 25    0800 EST Live Chat on Spreaker Radio

For more information on Dr. Cooper’s “Heartcast” Series visit  


The Sweetest Vegan

Tasha EdwardsThe Sweetest Vegan was created when its founder realized her biggest threat to maintaining her vegan lifestyle was her vegan sweet tooth. Instead of fighting these cravings, she was driven to research, test and taste until she conquered her love of sweets and became The Sweetest Vegan. She applied her knowledge and love for vegan dessert to create The Sweetest Vegan Show – establishing a future in her love of all things sweet and earning the name The Sweetest Vegan – Vegan Dessert Connoisseur! In addition to her sweet treats, she also uses her platform to take “not so healthy” recipes loved by all and recreate them using vegan alternatives so we can all reap the healthy benefits without losing the flavor and taste of the favorite foods we most enjoy!


This year, The Sweetest Vegan has created a new heart healthy dessert just in time for Valentine’s Day!


Want to see what she ‘cooked’ up last year? Check out her Sweet Valentine’s Day creation from Heart Month 2016 for step by step instructions on how to make a vegan chocolatey sweet dessert that’s heart healthy too!


My Natural Sistas

My Natural Sistas was created over four years ago, and what started as sisters simply sharing their natural hair journey has evolved into a beautiful community of women who enjoy learning about how to style and care for their natural hair, fitness, living a healthy lifestyle, and overall health and wellness. They are based in Houston, Texas and have a collective background in education, nutrition, and personal training, as well as a strong passion to empower and inspire women to embrace their natural beauty and love the skin their in.

This year, My Natural Sistas has created a new video featuring another heart healthy creation:
MY Natural Sistas video recipe

For a flashback in Thyme, check out their 2016 Heart Month video and blogpost to learn more about heart disease and how to make a refreshing Berry Smoothie with Lemon Thyme!




Need to catch up? Find out who we’ve honored so far for #29DaysofHeart here.

We’d like to thank the following organizations for their support and participation in raising awareness of heart disease through the #29DaysofHeart Black History Month campaign!

Supporting Organizations:

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (Eta Nu Omega Graduate Chapter, Phi Pi Omega Graduate Chapter)
Association of Black Cardiologists
Association of Black Psychologists
Beauty by Brandirell 
Black Girls Run! 
Center for Information & Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP)
Flexx Yoga
Heart n Hands 
My Natural Sistas   
National Black Nurses Association
National Medical Association 
Phenomenal Women’s Health 
Tamiko White
The Sweetest Vegan

It’s not too late to join this campaign. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to be a leading voice to educate your followers and membership during Heart Month. If your organization is interested in participating in the #29DaysofHeart campaign as a supporting organization, email

For more resources on women and heart disease click here.

For information on WomenHeart’s patient support programs and services visit


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WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) patient advocacy organization with thousands of members nationwide, including women heart patients and their families, health care providers, advocates and consumers committed to helping women live longer, healthier lives. WomenHeart supports, educates and advocates on behalf of the 47 million American women living with or at risk of heart disease. Our programs are made possible by donations, grants and corporate partnerships.

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