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Congresswoman Joyce Beatty

Representing the 3rd District of Ohio

Beatty Observes Importance of American Heart Month

Feb 14, 2017

Beatty Observes Importance of American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month, a month-long initiative to raise awareness about cardiovascular diseases—the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. U.S. Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (OH-03) added her voice to that of the numerous lawmakers, stakeholders, nonprofits and individuals recognizing American Heart Month, saying:

“Heart disease is responsible for one in four deaths in the United States. However, one’s risk of heart disease can be greatly reduced by making simple, heart-healthy life changes. As Co-Chair of the Congressional Heart and Stroke Coalition, I will continue to advocate for more research, treatment and prevention, and call on Ohioans and Americans everywhere to join me in spreading the word. Together we can save lives.”

In Congress, Beatty has been an outspoken champion in the fight against cardiovascular diseases. As a stroke survivor, Beatty has pushed for more funding and worked tirelessly to improve awareness and public outreach on heart disease and stroke. Most recently, on February 2, 2017, Beatty went to the House Floor to deliver remarks in recognition of “Go Red for Women” to urge Republicans and Democrats to join together in combatting heart disease. An archived recording of Beatty’s speech can be viewed on the Congresswoman’s YouTube page.

To learn more about American Heart Month, please visit the American Heart Association’s website.