There is a silent killer among us. Something that lurks in the background of our lives and attacks when we least expect it. I am talking about heart disease, something that many of us do not give a moments thought about, until it is too late. However, this is about to change.
For all those who wore red on February 6 in support of this fight, I applaud you, because you took the first and most important step in raising awareness for the fight against heart disease, but unfortunately, heart disease does not work only one day a year and neither should the fight against it. We all need to fight against this problem 365 days a year and support those who are working hard for a cure. In order to do this, Chiquita®, Fresh Express®, and the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women™, have joined forces to make it even easier for you to help. Although contributions are always welcome, you can also help support the cause by buying healthy products. From now until Feb 28, each time you buy a specially-marked bag of Fresh Express Salad or Chiquita Fruit Bites, Fresh Express will be donate $0.10 for each bag or unit sold, to the American Heart Association.
You can also help in another very important way: by sharing your story. There are many who feel as if they are the only ones out there that are affected by this disease. It can be very lonely and depressing thinking that no one cares about what you may be going through. By sharing your personal story, you can help inspire them to continue, even when the storm clouds are all around them. How many times have you had a problem or have been depressed about a certain situation, only to read about someone who is going through the exact same thing? Didn’t it make you feel good inside to know that this problem was not unique to you? Why not help someone else in this same way.
After you share your story, you are encouraged to upload a photo of yourself. This puts a face to your story and helps to personalize it. Even if you do not have a story, you can support the fight against heart disease by uploading your photo and letting everyone know how many of the specially-marked products you purchased. You get to eat good, healthy food, and support the fight at the same time. You can also show your support by joining the group on Facebook® or MySpace®. By working together, we can all make a difference and put an end to heart disease. Why not start now and make a difference in someone’s life, maybe even your own?