#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
Lutheran Services in America
Mental Health America
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