Supporting our Community

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/Soapalooza! Soap Arts Studio supports the American Heart Associations Go Red For Women non profit organization, and is a member of the Richmond, Virginia chapter of Circle of Red. Each bar of I Heart Soap contributes $2.00 to the AHA for funding research to find better medical treatment for the #1 cause of death in women. Research on women’s heart health is greatly underfunded in the United States. We have heard the message regarding breast cancer, but with a woman’s risk of dying of heart disease being 20x greater than that of breast cancer, it is critical now to get more funding for women’s heart health research. Get a FREE Go Red For Women pin when you sign up here.
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/This is such a vital issue that the CDC has implemented Million Hearts to help disseminate education on preventative strategies for cardiovascular disease. The goal of the CDC Million Hearts is to reduce heart attacks and strokes by 1 million over the next 5 years. You can sign up for their newsletter here.
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/The first place for YOU, male or female, is to know your blood pressure numbers. Do you know your numbers?  If not, ask your doctor. The statistics on the number of individuals with untreated high blood pressure are staggering! Not only is this the first place to start, but it is also one of the easiest places you can take action with simply diet, exercise, and healthy lifestyle changes. You can learn more about what blood pressure is, how it is determined, and why high blood pressure of even a slight elevation increases stroke risk 30% here : Understanding Blood Pressure Readings.
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/To learn more about the AHA and the Go Red for Women organization visit their website at: http://www.goredforwomen.org/