We need your help: Emory’s “10,000 Women” Project

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Your donation could help save the lives of thousands of local women. Emory’s “10,000 Women Project,” which aims to screen 10,000 at-risk women for heart disease, needs your help. As women increasingly die of heart disease, this initiative is more important than ever before. Your generous gift will help to pay for desperately needed medical supplies, educational materials, and other resources to help screen local at-risk women for heart disease risk factors and teach them about heart disease and hypertension prevention. We hope you’ll consider making a donation today.

Heart disease is the number one cause of death in women, but it is preventable with the proper screening, counseling, and lifestyle changes. The 10,000 Women Project’s mission is to provide free cardiovascular risk screenings, education, and resources for follow-up care to decrease heart disease and hypertension in women, especially African-American women, who experience higher death rates from heart disease. The Emory Women’s Heart Center is committed to screening 10,000 women.

“Heart disease is the number one killer in women,” says Emory Division of Cardiology faculty member and leader of the Emory Women’s Heart Center Gina Lundberg, MD. “Most heart disease is preventable. If we can reach women to educate them and get treatments started early, we’re going to save a lot more lives.”

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More about Emory’s 10,000 Women Project

The 10,000 Women Project, an initiative of the Emory Women’s Heart Center, provides free cardiovascular risk screenings throughout the community at local churches, community centers, and special events. The 10,000 Women Project provides a much-needed community service while gathering research data to help us save lives in the future.

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