Heart disease claims the life of a woman every minute. It affects 43 million women in the United States and it's estimated that 90 percent of women have one or more risk factors for developing heart disease. Women With Heart is an annual program conceived to celebrate and honor women who have survived heart disease and triumphed with the help of Trinity Mother Frances and the Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital.
It is a way for us to recognize our mothers, grandmothers, teachers, neighbors, friends and coworkers who are standing strong, as examples of bravery during the most difficult of times. That's why we are seeking these nominations, because only you know how strong these women really are. We want to tell their stories and to be able to share them with others.
With your help, Trinity Mother Frances and the Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital can offer inspiration to the women of East Texas who are going through these trials and encourage even more to take the steps to prevent this fight from ever coming to their doorstep. We will choose nominees from Smith, Rusk, Wood, Van Zandt and surrounding counties and then host free events commemorating their positive and heroic attitude in battling heart disease.
Dates and locations for February 2015 events will be announced soon!
2014 Women With Heart Honorees