Celebrate Black History Month with WomenHeart as we launch our 4th annual social media campaign for African American women!

#29DaysOfHeart is WomenHeart’s fourth annual social media campaign to raise awareness about heart disease in African American women. Black History Month and Heart Month fall both occur in Feb. and we just can’t fit all the celebration into only twenty-eight days! Our #29DaysOfHeart campaign uplifts the voices of black women and highlights their own heart journeys.  Heart disease affects African American women at higher rates than white women. Therefore, it’s critical to raise awareness about risk factors and heart healthy living among communities of color.


#29DaysChat: A Twitter Chat on African American Women & Heart Disease

With Dr. Rachel M. Bond M.D., FACC

Feb. 26 at 1 p.m. EST


Join WomenHeart and Dr. Rachel M Bond M.D., FACC to answer questions about heart disease in African American women, discuss prevention and raise awareness.

Dr. Rachel M. Bond is a board-certified attending cardiologist and the Associate Director of Women’s Heart Health of Northwell Health, Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. She has devoted her career to the treatment of heart disease through early detection, education and prevention. Dr. Bond is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, a member of the American Society for Preventive Cardiology and the American Heart Association, where she is a National Spokesperson for their campaigns.

Dr. Bond’s clinical interests include heart disease prevention, non-invasive evaluation and treatment of heart disease, pregnancy-related heart conditions and lipid disorders. Author of several review papers on cardiovascular conditions that predominantly affect women, she has a passion for advocacy of education and mentorship.

All month long, we’ll be spreading the word on social media, so join us! Download the #29DaysOfHeart Toolkit here. Our downloadable #29DaysOfHeart graphics are located at the bottom of this page

Sample Social Media Messages 

Happy #29DaysOfHeart! We are/I am joining @WomenHeartNatl in its annual campaign to raise awareness about heart disease in the African American community. Each year during #BlackHistoryMonth and #HeartMonth, we encourage black women to take charge of their own heart health. [attach graphic below]

African American women are disproportionately affected by heart disease. Together, we can do something to change that. #29DaysOfHeart #HeartMonth #BlackHistoryMonth [attach graphic below]

#dyk Almost half of American women don’t know that heart disease is their #1 health risk? In fact 64% of African American women are not aware. This month, let’s increase awareness about the #1 killer of women. #29DaysOfHeart #BlackHistoryMonth #HeartMonth [attach graphic below]

Only 50% of African American women in America know the signs and symptoms of a heart attack. Learn more about the risk factors at womenheart.org. Join us this #HeartMonth! #29DaysOfHeart #BlackHistoryMonth [attach graphic below]

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


Supporting and Partnering Organizations: 

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Psi Epsilon Omega Chapter

American Heart Association

Association of Black Cardiologists

Black Women’s Health Imperative

CAPT James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center

Cardiovascular Research Foundation


Heart Failure Society of America

Iheart Health


JustLiving Advocacy


Lutheran Services in America

Mental Health America

Monarch Magazine

National Alliance on Mental Illness

National Association of Black Journalists

National Council of Negro Women, Inc.

National Health Council

National Hispanic Medical Association

National Medical Association

National Women’s Health Network

Nudawn Marketing Group, Inc.

Phenomenal Women’s Health

Preventive CV Nurses Association

Public Health Foundation

The Association for Women in Communications South Florida Chapter

The Johns Hopkins Center for Health Equity

The National Forum

The National Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Association

Women’s Equity Center and Action Network

Women in Film & Video

#29DaysOfHeart Graphics





Champion Rolanda Perkins


Champion Tammy Hardin


Champion Denise Castille


#29DaysChat Square


#29DaysChat Banner


Champion Jarretta I. Utley


Thank You to our Partners