Friday, April 29, 2011

Celebrate Mom's Heart Health this Mother's Day

GREAT NEWS! Our contest has been extended by one week, now ending on Monday, May 16th!

In celebration of Mother’s Day, Glamour Gone Good is paying tribute to the women who have raised us, guided us, inspired us – our mothers – by hosting a Twitter contest to #CelebrateMom while raising awareness for women’s heart health.

Heart disease is the #1 killer of women, but it doesn’t have to be.

Starting Monday, May 2nd, anyone that follows @GlamourGoneGood and @sisterhearts on Twitter and tweets: Follow @GlamourGoneGood and @sisterhearts to #CelebrateMom & make sure her heart's healthy. RT to #win beauty prizes! will automatically be entered to win a complimentary package full of beauty products, generously donated by beauty blogger, Chrissy Callahan.

The rules are as follows:
  • Tweet: Follow @GlamourGoneGood and @sisterhearts to #CelebrateMom & make sure her heart's healthy. RT to #win beauty prizes!

The gift package includes the following beauty products:

* Dream Angels desire Angel Mist by Victoria’s Secret (8.4 fl. oz.)
* Forever Orchid Shower Gel by Mary Kay (6.5 fl. oz.)
* Glorious Skin Visible Lifting Tensor Mask by Comfort Zone (1.60 fl. oz.)
* Shea Cashmere Hand Cream by Bath & Body Works, Secret Wonderland Collection (2.5 oz.)
* Flirt! Rock-N-Rebel Lipgloss, Rockin’ Pink color (.3 fl. oz.)

The winner will be announced via Twitter on Monday, May 16, 2011 (we've extended it by one week!).

Rules: The contest is open to any U.S. resident with a Twitter account. The winner will be picked at random on May 16, 2011 from tweets and announced via twitter tweets and a direct message to the winner. If a winner does not answer and claim the prize within 7 days, another winner will be picked at random.

More about Sister to Sister: The Women’s Heart Health Foundation:

Founded in 1999 by women’s health advocate Irene Pollin, the Sister to Sister Foundation is dedicated to preventing heart disease in women.

But why does Sister to Sister focus on women? These are some heart disease facts that every woman should know, as well as the men who love them.

1. Each year, significantly more women than men die from heart disease and stroke. Lack of knowledge amongst the public that the largest healthcare threat to women is heart disease allows it to claim many lives that could have been otherwise spared.

2. 80% of women ages 40 to 60 have one or more heart disease risk factors that can be controlled or reduced. Risk factors that can be controlled include salt intake, smoking, high LDL (“bad”) cholesterol levels or low HDL (“good”) levels, high blood pressure, obesity, physical inactivity, uncontrolled diabetes and high stress levels.

3. Women are far less likely than men to be tested or treated for heart disease in a timely manner. Women who are at risk for cardiovascular disease are often not referred for diagnostic testing that would be standard in men.

4. Women have more heart attacks that go unrecognized, more repeat heart attacks, and greater risk of stroke after heart attack. Physicians may under-evaluate and treat women because they don’t appear to be as high-risk as a man, especially if they are young and “appear healthy” with a slender build.

5. Women don’t know that heart attack symptoms may be different than in men. Women are more likely to feel shortness of breath, fatigue, abdominal pressure, nausea or heartburn, or jaw, neck, back, or upper shoulder pain. Call 911 if you think you are having any of these symptoms, and do not hesitate for a minute when calling for help. Trust your intuition that something is “not right” and do not be concerned about looking foolish or “bothering” anyone. And do not drive yourself to the hospital. You can be attended to while riding in an ambulance, and every minute counts when diagnosing and treating a heart attack.


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