Heart Stories

Champion Spotlight: We Are Heart Sisters

“When I was accepted to attend the WomenHeart Science and Leadership Training, it was like winning the lottery,” says WomenHeart Champion Jody Knack. “WomenHeart is doing great work and more people…

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Champion Spotlight: Someone to Lean On

In honor of Women’s History Month, we’re highlighting a WomenHeart Champion who is an integral part of our SisterMatch program. SisterMatch helps women connect one-on-one…

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This February, It’s Time to Have a #Heart4PCOS

Women with polycystic ovary syndrome or PCOS are at risk for many potentially life-threatening conditions as a result of untreated PCOS, cardiovascular disease is one…

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Champion Spotlight: Empowering Women

While the heart disease facts and statistics are essential to Heart Month, there is, perhaps, nothing more powerful than the personal stories of women who…

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PTSD and Heart Disease: Caring for Mental Health

I am a heart disease patient, and I suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Some of it stems from experiences of cardiac arrest and surgery,…

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Champion Spotlight: A Salute to Service

As we reflect on the month of November, we’d be remiss not to mention Veterans Day and the extraordinary work our armed service members do…

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Yesenia is HeartStrong, Are You?

  #HEARTSTRONG - Yesenia's Story WomenHeart Champion Yesenia had no idea she was having a heart attack the morning she told her boyfriend she was…

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A Poem by Sonya Lucas Roberts

Strong, thriving women converged on Rochester Thursday. On October 2018, as the WomenHeart Science and Leadership Symposium would convene. We embarked on this journey with…

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Championing for Latina Heart Health

#HispanicHeritageMonth may be over but the work that our Latina Champions do continues! Meet Melissa Castro, one of our newest WomenHeart Champions. Following her experience…

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Champion Spotlight: Champion Hearts United

In commemoration of Hispanic Heritage Month, we’d like to introduce you to Olivia Rodriguez and Leticia Madrigal, two incredible women who are pillars of their…

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