Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15) by celebrating the contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from the Caribbean,Central America, Mexico, Spain, and South America. WomenHeart is delighted to join in that celebration this year!
When my husband and I travel to other parts of the world, we always come home appreciating what we have learned about the history, culture, and traditions from the countries we visit. Travel also helps us feel more excited about participating in other cultures when we get back home to the United States because of what we have learned.
As we all find ways to celebrate and observe Hispanic Heritage Month, WomenHeart hopes to raise awareness about heart disease and Hispanic women. Only 34 percent of Hispanic women are aware that heart disease is their #1 health risk. And, while heart disease doesn’t discriminate, and does affect women of all ages and ethnicities, it’s important for Latinas to recognize that they are at higher risk than many other populations. We hope that you will join the campaign, too. It’s simple, all you have to do is follow us on on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and share our messages. Each day we will share an interesting fact or quote from some of our WomenHeart Champions. And add your voice to our Twitter Chat on Sept. 26. More details to come.
Our family and cultural traditions are something to honor and cherish – especially during holidays and special times of the year, like Hispanic Heritage Month. As women who speak for, support, comfort, and educate women with or at risk of heart disease, please join us in celebrating Hispanic women and raising awareness about heart disease.