In celebration of American Heart Month, Macy’s is teaming up with the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women movement to spread awareness about women’s heart health. With 43 million women in the U.S. affected by cardiovascular disease, it’s always the right time to learn about what you can do to protect yourself. One way to get the facts? By meeting some of the women who battled cardiovascular disease and reading their tips on how to make a change for the better.
Despite having several risk factors for heart disease, Julie never imagined she’d have a heart attack at 41. She changed her diet and increased exercise, making her health so she can be there for her family in the long run.
Like her mother and grandmother, Pkaye struggled with a weakened heart muscle, but works to maintain her health through smart lifestyle choices. She encourages women to empower themselves when it comes to their health and to seek help from others.
A cardiac arrest at age seven left Annemarie on the sidelines for physical activities. Thanks to a heart transplant at age 18, she is now a college student training for her first 5k race. Annemarie hopes her story will inspire others with heart disease to do whatever they can to keep healthy.
To read more about Macy’s support of the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women — and the stories of these inspiring women — visit macys.com/GoRed