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Kentucky's Debbie Rogers is headed to DC. Will you 'be there' with her?

by Michelle Z. on Monday, September 9, 2013

I knew my chances of having heart disease were increased because of family history and high cholesterol. After being diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, I sought a cardiologist for heart issues related to RA. After routine test, he confirmed three blockages in two arteries and I had to make a decision immediately to correct the problem. I had no symptoms, am a non-smoker, have normal blood pressure, am not overweight, eat healthy and yet this silent killer could have taken my life at any moment. A “Go Red For Women” Heart Health Awareness event, along with a persistent daughter, saved my life.

Attending the Rally for Medical Research is important to me because I believe we need more federal funding for research projects and other medical advancements for early detection of heart disease along with insurance coverage of procedures and tests.

I am asking you as a fellow advocate to please support our efforts by signing on to the ‘Hearts for Research’ photo petition. Each name and picture submitted in support for prioritizing our nation’s investment in medical research will be delivered to Congress during the Rally for Medical Research Hill Day on September 18th.

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