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February is American Heart Month

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Joan Lunden

Health / / January 31, 2014

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February in officially the month of hearts... Valentine's cards, heart shaped boxes of chocolates, hearts on display at every store... but most importantly February is American Heart Month. Throughout the month, The American Heart Association as well as many other organizations spread the word about heart health, education, and disease prevention. Heart disease is a major concern for our country. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) "every year, about 715,000 Americans have a heart attack. About 600,000 people die from heart disease in the United States each year—that’s 1 out of every 4 deaths. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women." 

Throughout the month of February on both Camp Reveille's blog and Joan's blog, you will find information about heart health and camper spotlights focusing on Reveille women who either have a personal story about heart health or simply support all the wonderful strides we're making as a country in the area of heart health. 

WANT TO BE INVOLVED?

If you have a story to share, please email us, we would love to spotlight YOU! 

Also - remember all your heart pictures that you sent in??  We love them and we are extending this submission through Heart Month!  At the end of the month we will reveal our Reveille Heart Health Image, so keep them coming! 

Heart Picture Submissions:
Send us a photo of yourself holding a heart (drawn, printed from the computer, an object, or simply making a heart using your hands). You could even be wearing your favorite Camp Reveille t-shirt! (Check out the photo's that we did to get an idea!) We will compile all of your photos in to one big heart as a powerful piece of "heart art" for all to enjoy! 

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Categories: Health, Heart Health
About The Author
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Joan Lunden truly exemplifies today’s modern working woman. An award-winning journalist, bestselling author, motivational speaker, successful entrepreneur, one of America’s most recognized and trusted television personalities, this mom of seven continues to do it all. As host of Good Morning America for nearly two decades, Lunden brought insight to top issues for millions of Americans each day. The longest running host ever on early morning television, Lunden reported from 26 countries, covered 4 presidents and 5 Olympics and kept Americans up to date on how to care for their homes, their families and themselves.

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