To mark International Women’s Day on Sunday 8 March we asked you to nominate your Women with Heart. Now we’re celebrating their stories.
We think that women who are helping us to lead the fight against heart disease deserve recognition - from patients, family members and carers to volunteers, healthcare professionals and researchers.
Despite public perception, heart disease isn’t just a man’s issue - it devastates the lives of millions of women every single year. In fact globally this figure is 8.6 million.
So, in a bid to raise awareness, we asked you to tell us about women who have shown bravery, support or have been a true inspiration when coping, or helping others cope with a heart condition.
We were spoiled with nominations, from a young survivor fighting to abolish ‘scar stigma’ to a mother who has fought relentlessly to change the law after her baby was born with an undiagnosed heart condition.
As well as championing your nominations we wanted to celebrate some of our very own Women with Heart who are leading world class research in to the biggest killer of women in the UK today.
To meet a selection of this year’s Women with Heart visit our dedicated Facebook album and keep sharing your stories online using the hashtags #WomenWithHeart and #IWD2015
To find out more about how women are affected by heart disease visit Womens Room