We’re partnering with the American Heart Association’s campaign, Life is Why We Give™, with this gorgeous collection of heart-themed shirts and tops. Velvet Heart is donating $5 from each heart-print shirt sold in this shop to the American Heart Association. These proceeds will go towards funding further research into women’s heart health to create a stronger and healthier society.
We invite you to browse our heart-filled, casual-chic tops and purchase one for you (and a friend) to join us in supporting the cause!
Why Women's Heart Health Month Matters
While women’s heart health isn’t something we often talk about over a cup of coffee, it’s a lot more important than most of us realize. Cardiovascular disease is the #1 killer of women in the United States, accounting for 1 in 3 deaths every year. That means that you are about 10 times more likely to die from heart disease than breast cancer.
Lowering the Risk
To begin to turn this statistic around, it’s essential that every woman learns about ways to prevent cardiovascular problems and that we start to talk about this problem with our friends and family. Women's heart health month provides the perfect opportunity to raise awareness about some of the most important ways to lower your risk factors, including:
- Quitting cigarettes
- Eating healthily to maintain balanced blood sugar and cholesterol levels
- Getting your blood pressure checked at least once a year
- Finding out your family’s health history
- Staying active
- Maintaining a healthy weight
You can learn more about symptoms of heart disease in women here.
Join the American Heart Association’s Campaign Every February
As women, we can band together and take action to improve our health. Women's heart health month, or any time of the year, is the perfect time to don a heart-print shirt and strike up a conversation about how we can lower women’s risk factors for heart disease.
In addition to joining an event or making a donation, what about organizing a walking/jogging group or getting together with friends to cook a healthy meal? It’s small lifestyle changes like these that can make a real difference in the long term.
If you’d like to know more about Velvet Heart or need assistance with your order, please reach out to our friendly team. And remember to show your style and support by posting a selfie with your women's heart printed shirt and the tag #VHMYWAY!