February is American Heart Month, with many events to raise awareness about heart health issues. And today is National Wear Red Day to honor the Go Red for Women effort that focuses on women’s heart health.
Great progress in making healthy lifestyle changes has occurred since Wear Red Day was first held in 2003, including:
- Death in women has decreased by more than 30 percent over the past 10 years.
- More than one-third have lost weight.
- More than 50 percent have increased their exercise.
- 6 out of 10 have changed their diets.
- More than 40 percent have checked their cholesterol levels.
- Today, nearly 300 fewer women die from heart disease and stroke each day.
Heart disease remains the leading cause of death for men and women in America. For education and activities to encourage prevention, detection and treatment of heart conditions, visit the American Heart Association, World Heart Federation and Healthfinder websites.
Do you know someone facing heart disease who may need financial assistance? At YouCaring, we wear our hearts on our sleeves for all those affected by heart conditions. Coronary heart disease, congenital heart defects, cardiac arrest and stroke are just a few of the many heart conditions that can mean families unexpectedly need help with medical bills.
American Heart Month is a timely opportunity to start crowdfunding for medical bills or related expenses. For advice about how to ask for donations online for someone in need, check out our blog post about how to get started and our Fundraising Tips page.
Give Heart to Families Who Need Help Paying Medical Bills
Heart Month is also the perfect time to make online donations to people who are affected by heart issues and need help paying medical bills.
Will you take a moment to donate to an individual affected by heart disease with crowdfunding for medical bills?
With the photos and links below, you can find and easily donate to a few of the many people struggling with heart conditions who have asked for online donations. To find online fundraisers for individuals with health issues, visit our medical fundraisers category page.
Another great way you can support heart-focused causes today is by introducing them to your social network. Share the links to their online fundraiser pages in your messages, so it’s easy for your connections to learn more and make donations. Learn more about crowdfunding.