Take It To Heart™ is on a mission to educate women about the risk of heart disease and the steps you can take to reduce those risks. We want to help you reach your goal of a stronger, healthier life.
Heart disease is the #1 killer of women. Heart disease kills more women than all cancers combined. Yet, most women fear breast cancer more than heart disease. We can help you reduce your risks. If you want to test your knowledge of heart disease please take The Quiz™.
We hope you will take our four step Challenge™ to learn more about combating heart disease. Getting started is the hardest part so let’s take that first step together.
Join Us This Weekend at the Women’s Health Fair at the Avenues
We will be hosting our ‘Doctor Is In’ booth at the Women’s Health Fair sponsored by WJXT/Channel 4 at The Avenues. Our booth will be open on Friday, October 25, from 5pm until 9pm and on Saturday, October 26, from 10am until 5pm. Take It To Heart ‘Doctor Is In’ booth is in the middle of all the action downstairs near Icing by Claire’s and Express.
Come by and see us and bring your friends. Let’s talk about heart disease in women, the #1 killer of women, and the steps we can take to reduce our risk factors. We have a lot of information to share and who knows? It just might save your life. See you at The Avenues
Thank you to our friends who turned out for our first ever fundraiser – you made it special! From the reception with champagne and hors d’oeuvres designed especially for Take It To Heart Night by Chef Dejuan, the auction with all the lively bidding, and the delicious dinner, our friends had a blast. And the show!! Cindy Williams was hysterically funny in ‘Weekend Comedy’. We are all still giggling over scenes from that show. And how nice was Cindy Williams during the post show! She took pictures with everybody who wanted one.
A big thank-you to our Heartthrob sponsors, Memorial Hospital and Flagler Hospital.
Another big thank you to our Sweetheart sponsors, Americare Home Health, Baker -Gilmour Cardiovascular Clinic, Dr. Roy and Audrey Baker Family Trust, Brent Ross & Associates, CPAs, East Coast Research Institute, Walgreens, Wells Fargo, and WJXT Channel 4.
Big thank yous to our auction donors, Anthony’s et al, Audrey Baker, Blue Bamboo Restaurant, Bob’s Limo, Boutique Unique, Jacksonville University, John S. Murk, CPA, Memorial Hospital, Regions Bank, Rosenblum’s, The Artist Series, Walgreens, WJXT/Channel 4 and Zeeza. Enjoy your adventures, lucky bidders.
And, a big shout out to the gang at The Alhambra- Craig Smith, Chef DuJuan, Becky, Dominic (you were great in the show, too), John and all the rest of the crew and staff, thank you from the bottom of our heart for making it happen.
Check Out Our New Heart Smart Recipes
We are teaming up with Memorial Hospital to bring you Heart Smart Recipes. These delicious dishes are curated by the hospital nutritionist just for you. We are starting with two great recipes: Black Bean Lasagna and fresh Chicken Salad with Crunchy Almonds. Every month we will bring you a great tasting, healthy new recipe. You can download and print out the recipes and add them to your personal cook book.
After you try the recipe at home please let us know how it turned out. You can post your thoughts along with any suggestions in our Healthy Heart Forum. To download the recipes click on the Living Heart Healthy button and look for Heart Smart Recipes. Do you have favorite recipe that could use a Heart Smart makeover? Click here to send it to us and we will have our experts look it over. They may choose your recipe to revise and share with all of our Challenge™ participants.
Thousands of people have signed up for the Take It To Heart Challenge™ to get on the road to a heart healthy life. Our spring screening event was a huge success with hundreds of people coming to the Jacksonville Fairgrounds for their free health screening. They have joined in the Take It To Heart Challenge™.
If you are taking The Challenge™ we want to hear from you. Share your story with us by posting in the Healthy Heart Forum. We want to build a community of support for you as you go through the four steps of The Challenge™.
Our doctors will visit the forum and offer ideas and suggestions to help you successfully reach your goals. You can also post your comments on our Facebook page.
The Truth About Women and Heart Disease...
Heart disease devastates women’s lives. Women who have heart attacks in the age range of 35-50 die twice as often as men. 2/3 of women who survive heart attacks will have long-term disability after the attack. In the United States, 1 in 3 women die of heart disease and stroke while 1 in 30 die of breast cancer. For the past 50 years, heart disease research has focused on men in the mistaken belief that the results were equally applicable to both men and women. Wrong. Statistics prove otherwise.
If you are a woman, today is the day to get moving! Arm yourself with knowledge. Read this website often. Register to take The Challenge™. See your doctor. Come to one of our free screenings. Take care of yourself. The people who love you will thank you!
- In 2006, Cardiovascular disease (CVD) claimed the lives of 320,000 women; cancer (all forms combined) claimed 270,000.
- 8% of the women who suffer from heart attacks will perish within first year.
- Two thirds of women who have a heart attack fail to make a full recovery.
- CVD is particularly important amongst minority women. The death rate due to CVD is substantially higher for African-American and Hispanic women than white women.
- In the United States, 1 in 3 women perish from heart disease or stroke; 1 in 30 perish from breast cancer.