"My name is Porothea Dennis. I am a WomenHeart Champion and the District Community Leader for the East North Central District including Michigan, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky. I am a women living with heart disease and diabetes mellitus type 2. I am a healthcare professional and love to volunteer and teach others as long as my health allows me. I am in the sandwich generation as I care for parents, grandparents, uncle, children and grandchildren. I love being a WomenHeart Champion because it allows me an opportunity to teach other women who are touched by heart disease. It also gives me an opportunity to make new connections to spread the word and help others talk about their experiences. As a DCL, I am the liaison for the WomenHeart Champions in my district and the corporate office, providing guidance and a shoulder to lean on when needed."
WomenHeart Champions are working across Michigan to educate women about heart disease. Explore the links below to learn more about the WomenHeart resources available in Pennsylvania to support women living with heart disease and to help all women stay heart-healthy!
Support Networks in Michigan
Led by trained patient volunteers, WomenHeart’s local support groups meet monthly to provide women living with heart disease critical peer-to-peer support, information and encouragement. WomenHeart currently has five Support Networks in Michigan. Please note, the majority of our Support Network meetings are conducted in English. Contact a WomenHeart Support Network Coordinator for details on the next scheduled meeting today:
Learn how WomenHeart Champions are working in Michigan and around the country to help women heart disease survivors live healthier lives.
Interested in advocating for women and heart disease? Review our advocacy initiatives and help us take action to improve heart health care for women!
WomenHeart Champions are the "boots on the ground" in communities across the nation. These highly trained volunteers are available to speak about their heart disease journey as well as share important heart-health information. Find out how to request a WomenHeart Champion to speak at your next community event!