"Welcome! My name is BJ Babcock and I am aWomenHeart Champion and the Pacific Northwest District Support Leader for WomenHeart Support Networks in British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana. I was born with the diagnosis of congenital aortic stenosis at age 2. As a kid, I felt like I had a strange, exotic disease and all I wanted to be was "normal" like my friends. In the 1950's and 60's I wasn't allowed to participate in physical education or sports. I had my aortic valve replaced with a mechanical heart valve at St. Jude's in 1998 and had complications post-surgery. It was a significant recovery period and I had no one to share my fears and concerns with. I know that we make a huge difference in women's lives and being part of the WomenHeart family has given me the confidence to reach out to each and every woman that I come into contact with. Thanks, WomenHeart!"
WomenHeart Champions are working across Oregon to educate women about heart disease. Explore the links below to learn more about the WomenHeart resources available to support women living with heart disease and to help all women stay heart-healthy!
Support Networks in Oregon
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. 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 more about how WomenHeart Champions are working in Oregon 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!