Podcast Interview with Sister to Sister: Educating Women About Heart Disease
Posted Aug 14 2009 5:19pm
I recently had the good fortune to speak with the new Executive Director of the Boston chapter of Sister to Sister, Margaret Carr. Sister to Sister is an organization dedicated to providing education and screenings to women in an effort to fight off heart disease. Heart disease is the #1 killer of women in the U.S. and approximately 1 in 4 women will die of the disease. With practices like healthy eating, regular exercise, routine doctor visits and screenings, and the elimination of habits like smoking, heart disease can be kept at bay.
Sister to Sister was founded in 2000 by Irene Pollin, when she organized the first Sister to Sister health fair in Washington DC. Since then, health fairs are now held throughout the U.S. in cities including Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas, Los Angeles and more. To see if there is a Sister to Sister chapter near you click here.
Sister to Sister is always looking for volunteers, and if you’re passionate about spreading the word and educating women about heart disease, this may be a great organization to get involved in. To learn more about Sister to Sister listen in to my podcast with Boston area Director Margaret Carr.
If you live in the Boston area, Sister to Sister has some fun event coming up including a golf event on September 14 at the Blue Hills Country Club and a Wine gala in January. Contact Margaret Carr for more information on how you can get involved!
Margaret Carr Massachusetts Region Executive Director Sister to Sister: The Women’s Heart Health Foundation Helping each other live longer, live better. email@example.com www.sistertosister.org 781-467-9460