eSomethin Helps Fight Heart Disease

eSomethin Helps Fight Heart Disease

Chelsea Fisher
eSomethin Editor In Chief

Nearly every 80 seconds, a woman is killed by complications related to heart disease; overall, someone dies every 42 seconds by heart disease in America.

According to the Women’s Heart Alliance, 45% of women ages 25-60 don’t even know that heart disease is their number one killer.  In October of 2014 the Women’s Heart Alliance launched the national campaign “Fight the LadyKiller,” encouraging women to educate themselves and #getheartchecked while also encouraging national organizations to fund research regarding women’s heart health.

Their website states that “even though women make up more than half of the U.S. population, for the last 50 years, the treatment of women’s hearts has been largely based on medical research done on men.”

Heart disease and stroke kill more women than every cancer combined.

From February 14th to March 1st, in honor of Go Red for Women and Valentines Day, eSomethin is selling shirts from the American Heart Association as well as paper heart name tags for students to show their support. Both will be on sale in the commons; shirts are $10 and name tags are $1. Buy your shirts in the commons to help show your support!

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