02 February – Heart Health

15 Day Countdown to FIGHT HEART DISEASE

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Burlington raising funds for WomenHeart The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease February – March 2016​.

 

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We’re FLYING TO NY FOR Burlington’s IN-STORE NATIONAL CAMPAIGN. OUR HEART STORY and IMAGE WILL BE In 44 STATES and Puerto Rico. Over 520 Stores with 26,000 Burlington Associates as our AMBASSADORS offering customers an opportunity to MAKE A DIFFERENCE, FIGHT HEART DISEASE. LAUNCHING FEB-MAR 2016. Donations fund WomenHeart The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease. Cardiovascular Disease is the LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH FOR WOMEN.

I’m Sharing and Documenting My Journey with You. And Introducing you to The Many Faces of Heart Disease… WE ARE HEART DISEASE CHAMPIONS! From Left to Right. Essence Harris (NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA, LA), Amanda Daniels Lebowitz (LOS ANGELES, CA), Delaney Beth (WASHINGTON, DC), and Leticia Madrigal MA (CHICAGO, IL).

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My journey to a happy healthy heart with loads of vitality. Starts now, 90% RAW, 15 Days.

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GOAL: DETOX & CLEANSE.
AM w BEET JUICE. TRUTH: Doctor said I must raise my IRON intake its too low. I’m a Vegetarian By The Way, 4 years. My new fav is PLANT PROTEIN CHOCO SMOOTHIE, Garden of Life, because it has 30% IRON. Daily intake of Probiotics & Enzymes. Walking & Rested this weekend. BONUS: Planning on Dancing. Also I got my groceries for the countdown. My journey to a happy healthy heart full of vitality for all that’s to come, February-March 2016, JOIN US AND HELP FIGHT HEART DISEASE. Visit me Feb 5th, Burlington 1100 S. Canal afternoon (More details coming soon).

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MY PLAN: LOTS OF FLUIDS (CLEANSING) AND RAW VEGGIES & FRUIT (DETOXING). PM Dinner (Last Pic): Broccoli & Cabbage Crunch, Vegan Soy Free Mayo, Organic Lemon Juice & Apple Cider Vinegar, sesame seeds, red onion, roasted garlic, dried cranberries.

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ÁmateAhora celebrates, National MeasureUp PressureDown Action Day!

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MUPD_Process_LogoTag_TMHigh blood pressure (hypertension)

Its a leading risk factor for heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, and diabetes complications. Known as the “silent killer,” high blood pressure often has no symptoms until serious problems occur. Many people have high blood pressure and can go for years without knowing they have the life-threatening disease. Nearly one out of three American adults (68 million) has high blood pressure. Less than half have their conditions under control.

@joinAmate Improving blood pressure
Control requires an expanded effort and an increased focus from healthcare systems, providers, patients, employers, and the entire nation. Join us daily ZUMBA Mon-Thur 6PM, our 90 Day Health Challenges, meets monthly, annual ÁmateAhora Health Expo.

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Measure Up/Pressure Down®
Is a three-year national campaign designed to engage these important stakeholders in improving blood pressure control and achieving lasting improvements that lead the way to greater health, productivity.

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100% stated that they will take steps to improve their heart health, W@W spoke today at The FAA.

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WomenHeart @ Work (W@W) 

W@W is WomenHeart’s educational initiative to raise heart health awareness where so many Americans put their hearts every day – the workplace.

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at The (FAA) Federal Aviation Adrministration April 2, 2015

Leticia Madrigal MA, WomenHeart National Spokeswoman, Por La Mujer Latina. Thanks to Burlington.  (Ms. Madrigal, Photo above)

And Alberta England WomenHeart Champion and Support Group Coordinator for NorthWest Suburbs.  (Mrs. England Photo below). 

Today W@W spoke at The Federal Aviation Administration about Heart Health

Call to request a WomenHeart@Work speaker for your organization at our office in Washington DC (Headquarters). English #202.464.8735 or Español #800.676.6002.

Click this link for more information. http://womenheart.site-ym.com/default.asp?page=Programs_WHWork

   

 

A survey of W@W audiences found the following: 

91% reported that the information presented was new for them. 

96% reported that the presentation improved their knowledge of heart disease risk factors and how to detect a heart attack. 

100% stated that they will take steps to improve their heart health, such as eating better, exercising more, and developing ways to manage stress.

  

Join WomenHeart & Burlington on the Heart of Fitness Tour, visiting 10 States & PR. KickOff 2/3rd

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What’s Happening February? February is “Heart Health” Month

While every adult should be checked for heart health, women in particular need to focus on this issue. Burlington stores and WomenHeart have partnered together in support of this initiative. The Heart of Fitness Tour hits 10 National Locations. Join us! Stop by say hello I’ll be at 5 of the 10 locations. Se habla Español y Material en Español.

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Reaching the more than 43 million women who are living with or at risk for heart disease is WomenHeart’s objective. Meet and Greet your very own National WomenHeart Champions.

There are over 600 of us. We are women with heart disease who have been trained to share our stories and important messages about heart health to empower women to take charge of our heart health.

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Why at a Shopping Center? Shopping is one of the top ten ways women spend their time.

That’s where WomenHeart’s partnership with Burlington comes in!  What better way to share potentially lifesaving heart health information with the most women possible than when they are shopping? This has been a formula for success for WomenHeart, who has partnered with Burlington stores for the past four years on nationwide educational outreach activities during February, American Heart Month, as well as the month of March.

Burlington Presenting the 2015 Heart of Fitness Tour

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This year, WomenHeart and Burlington will once again join together to present a new Heart of Fitness Tour, an educational outreach initiative designed to reach women in ten cities across the U.S. and in Puerto Rico.


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Heart of Fitness Tour: Bonus Opportunity

February 1 through March 31, customers are invited to help raise funds to increase awareness about the importance of women’s heart health and support women living with heart disease. Burlington will support WomenHeart’s mission to empower women to take charge of their heart health by donating $1 for each dress sold in Burlington stores, up to $25,000, in February and March. Burlington customers will also be invited to make a donation to WomenHeart at the cash register in Burlington’s 590 retail locations.  As a thank you for their donation, customers will receive a coupon for 20% off a purchase from 1-800-Flowers.com.

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Heart of Fitness Events

  • Medical professionals will offer complimentary heart health screenings, including blood pressure checks and heart disease risk factor screenings. At past events, customers have been identified and referred for medical evaluation for potential heart disease.
  • Fitness instructors will lead participants in fun, moderate exercises.
  • WomenHeart Champions — women heart disease survivors who have been trained to deliver community education — will be on hand to answer questions and distribute complimentary Red Bags of Courage, filled with heart health information and resources, in both English and Spanish.

Burlington Coat Factory Heart of Fitness Cities and Dates

Each event takes place 11:00 am- 4:00 pm.  The fitness activity is scheduled Noon – 1:00 pm.

IL Meet Dr. Enrique Garcia-Sayan M.D. and Ask Leticia Madrigal, MA about her HeartStory – Valvular Heart Disorder Champion, HeartLand District. Tuesday, February 3         Chicago, IL (1100 South Canal St.) 3dfd1ed

NY Meet Dr. Claudia Serrano M.D. and Ask Leticia Madrigal, MA about her HeartStory– Valvular Heart Disorder Champion, HeartLand District, Chicago, IL claudia-serrano-gomez-md--11524mediumfixed

Thursday, February 4
        New York, NY (40 E. 14th St.)
Thursday,  February 6       New Jersey, NY (TBA)

Thursday,  February 6         Puerto Rico (SR 2 & Main Ave.)

Tuesday,  February 10         Dallas, TX (3131 Forest Ln.)

Thursday, February 12         Houston, TX (16311 F.M. 529)

Tuesday,  February 17         Miami, FL (5737 NW 7th St.)

Thursday, February 19         Tampa, FL (955 W. Brandon Ave., Brandon)

Thursday, February 26         Atlanta (5766 Buford Hwy. North, Doraville)

AZ Meet Dr. Karla Campos M.D. and Ask Leticia Madrigal, MA about her HeartStory – Valvular Heart Disorder Champion, HeartLand District, Chicago, IL  Tuesday,  February 24    Phoenix, AZ (5000 S. Arizona Mills Circle, Tempe) 

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LA Meet Dr. Enrique Garcia-Sayan M.D. and Ask Leticia Madrigal, MA about her HeartStory Thursday, February 26      Los Angeles (1201 S. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia) – Valvular Heart Disorder Champion, HeartLand District, Chicago, IL 3dfd1ed

Leticia Madrigal, MA – Valvular Heart Disorder Champion, HeartLand District, Chicago, IL

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WomenHeart2015My HeartStory…
Leticia is a marathon aficionado, advocate, industrial/organizational psychologist, and caregiver. Mom a pacemaker survivor after Type2 Diabetes damaged her heart and dad passed from a Heat Stroke that led to a massive heart attack. She was inspired to share their family’s story and founded ÁmateAhora, Voices for Health. She reached out to WomenHeart. Thanks to WomenHeart, insisting she see a Cardiologist, they saved her life. Fall 2014 she was first detected with a Heart Murmur, later diagnosed with Valvular Regurgitation aka “Leaky Valves”. It’s a condition where the valves don’t close properly making her heart work harder.

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Thought she was protected from heart disease, due to her healthy lifestyle, but quickly learned that every woman is at risk. Leticia urges you to be your family’s Heart Health Champion. She shares, “There comes great peace and power in coming to terms with your health and being proactive. ÁmateAhora, LoveYouNow, Tomorrow May Be Too Late.”

heart_of_style_logoSharing My HeartStory Nationwide…
This February Leticia Madrigal MA, National Spokesperson for WomenHeart will co-lead with a Cardiologist the HeartOfStyleTours for La Mujer Hispana collaborating with BurlingtonCoatFactory. Where she will be sharing her HeartStory in Illinois, New York, Arizona and California. Stay tuned for the details.

Mujeres Hispanas Están en Mayor Riesgo…
¿Sabía usted que la enfermedad cardiaca es la principal causa de muerte entre las mujeres en Estados Unidos y que las mujeres hispanas están en mayor riesgo? Un reciente estudio indica que por lo menos el 71% de las mujeres hispanas tienen por lo menos un factor de riesgo asociado con enfermedades cardiacas.

Compartiré Mi História De Corazón al Nivel National…
WomenHeart y el Equipo de Burlington se unen por el cuarto año consecutivo para Educar a las Mujeres sobre las Enfermedades del Corazón, la Causa Principal de Muertes en las Mujeres. En Febrero, Leticia Madrigal, MA portavoz de WomenHeart compartirá su história de corazón en Illinois, New York, Arizona and California. Síguenos atentamente para todos los detalles. 

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Interested in learning more visit http://www.womenheart.org/

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Por La Mujer Hispana,  join us #HeartofFitnessTour

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Thanks to BurlingtonCoatFactory I’ll be on the #HeartOfFitnessTour on behalf of WomenHeart.

WomenHeart & Burlington want to educate women nationwide about their risk for heart disease, the #1 killer of women. By knowing & managing their risk factors & their family history, women can protect their hearts. That is why WomenHeart & B

February 1 through March 31, Visit your local Burlington Coat Factory. Customers can support women living with heart disease at their local Burlington stores by donating $1 or more at check-out to benefit WomenHeart and their mission to educate women about the importance of heart health and to support women living with the disease. As a thank you for donating, customers will receive 20% off their purchase at http://www.1-800Flowers.com. Burlington will also donate $1, up to $25,000, to WomenHeart for every dress sold.

burlingtonPeople all across the country are invited to stop by their local Burlington to visit the Heart of Fitness Tour, a mobile event where they will experience a fun and informative women’s oasis, complete with plush comfortable seating and stylish décor. Experienced heart health professionals will be on board to provide complimentary heart health screenings, consisting of blood pressure and Body Mass Index tests, as well as a risk factor questionnaire. In addition, bi-lingual educational materials, sponsored by Burlington, will be provided by WomenHeart Champions,heart disease survivors and community educators.

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