Print Page  |  Sign In  |  Register
WomenHeart Champion: Cathy
Share |

Cathy Porter

The last 16 years have been a life-changing journey for Cathy. She has had two heart attacks and ventricular tachycardia, in addition to other health concerns.

But that hasn't stopped her and other WomenHeart Champions in her district from delivering more than 7,000 HeartScarves to women heart patients.

In 2004, Cathy and other heart disease survivors were guests at the White House launch for American Heart Month. Laura Bush mentioned Cathy’s heart story in her remarks about women and heart disease.

Cathy facilitates support groups and community education events. Just last month, Cathy and her co-leader, Janis Eason Moore, organized "A Day of Women's Heart Health" at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kansas.  The seven-hour continuing education program featured presentations from six cardiologists on topics ranging from healthcare disparity to women and heart failure to rhythm disorders.  

We are delighted to honor and thank Cathy as our WomenHeart Champion of the Month. Cathy, and hundreds of WomenHeart volunteers like her, help us reach women with lifesaving information and caring support. 

Community Search
Sign In


WomenHeart of San Diego

Latest News
WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) patient advocacy organization with thousands of members nationwide, including women heart patients and their families, health care providers, advocates and consumers committed to helping women live longer, healthier lives. WomenHeart supports, educates and advocates on behalf of the nearly 48 million American women living with or at risk of heart disease. Our programs are made possible by donations, grants and corporate partnerships.

2016 Copyright - WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease
WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease is a founding partner of The Heart Truth Red Dress campaign. The Heart Truth and Red Dress are trademarks of HHS.