Learn your risk factors!
What are your risk factors?
Risk factors we can't control:
Family history of early heart disease
Age (men - 45+, women - 55+)
Race or ethnicity
Risk factors we can prevent or manage:
High blood pressure
Diabetes or prediabetes
Overweight or obese
Too much alcohol
Smoking or second-hand smoke exposure
Having preemclampsia during pregnancy
Someone in the US has a heart attack every 34 seconds. For those under the age of 65, 80% will not survive the first one! Heart disease is a leading cause of death in South Carolina, costing us around 10,000 lives and more than $3 billion in hospitalizations each year. Join South Carolinians from around the state as we learn our risk and how to WIN the fight against our #1 killer.
Did you know . . .
About half of all Americans (47%) have at least one of the three primary risk factors that can lead to heart disease: high blood pressure, high cholesterol and smoking?
Studies show that 90% of women in the US have at least one risk factor for heart disease?
While some of your risk factors for heart disease - like age or family history - cannot be controlled, 80% of the risk factors can be prevented or managed?
If heart disease is a largely preventable disease, that means this is a fight we CAN win!
Take the first step toward better heart health by getting a basic risk assessment! It starts .... with YOU!
What's typically included in the screening?
Basic screenings are available for adults, age 18+
Fasting is required for best results.
A basic heart health screening typically includes:
full lipid profile (cholesterol check)
blood pressure check
BMI & waist circumference
heart disease risk assessment
Additional screenings - such as A1C, Vitamin D,
C-Reactive Protein or EKG may be available for a nominal fee. Please review screening listing for details.
Take the next step toward better heart health for LIFE!
Find a screening near you:
Since the outbreak of the pandemic in early 2020, our heart health screening partners began suspending their community outreach programs. As we begin to adapt to a new normal, we hope that many of them will resume free heart health screenings. As we receive information regarding available screenings, we will post them here for you.
Please remember that Federally Qualified Health Clinics (FQHCs) and Free Community Clinics are located across the state of South Carolina to serve those who are under-insured or uninsured and, many, have screenings available at little to no cost.
The Heart2Heart Foundation is proud to partner with YourLabWork to provide basic and advance heart health screenings across the United States. We are able to offer screenings at discounted rates and, for those who qualify, we have scholarship programs available to cover the cost of your labs.
We are also partnering with the Office on Women's Health to help more women learn to manage their blood pressure at home. Our Saving the Saviors program and Frontline Heroes Wellness Fund offers advance CVD prevention screenings.
Click on Find a Screening Lab to learn more about getting your heart health labs!
Year Campiagn Launched
Adults Screened to Date
Goal for 2020
Know your score!
Watch this incredible film here for FREE!
Contact us to schedule a community showing of the film.
Do you qualify for a
Coronary Artery Calcium Scan?
Are you a man, age 45+?
Are you a woman, age 55+?
Are you at least 40 with
one or more risk factors?
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both women and men ... but for many ... there are no warning signs!
A Coronary Calcium Scoring is one of the most advanced methods available today to detect heart disease in its earliest stages.
Our mission is to inspire and enable women and their loved ones to take action that prevents heart attack, stroke, and premature death.
Heart health resources:
What Everyone Needs to Know About Heart Disease
State of Heart Disease
Questions to Ask Your Doctor
How does your county
The Heart Healthy
Handbook for Women
The Heart Truth for
African American Women
*Educational references and resource links: Centers for Disease Control (CDC) | The Heart Truth | Close the Gap | SC DHEC | American Heart Association
Health Provider Partners
We need collaborative health care partners who can provide basic heart health screenings at no cost for at least one community event during Heart Month. The basic heart health screenings (typically) includes: full lipid profile, blood pressure check, blood glucose, BMI / waist circumference and basic risk assessment for heart disease.
Our campaign partners are also encouraged to offer additional screenings (e.g., A1-C, Vitamin D, C-Reactive Protein, EKG, Coronary Calcium Scoring) for a nominal fee.
Just let us know the details and we will help promote those services to the participants.
For those partners who have ongoing heart health screening programs, we will also continue to promote your community events on our website throughout 2019!
We will provide:
Coordination assistance with your screening events
Online & Media Promotion within your DMA
#HowsYourTicker T-shirts for your event team
#HowsYourTicker Bags which includes educational and promotional items for each participant (our provider partners are encouraged to add your materials)
Campaign follow-up report & data sharing
In-kind Contribution Letter in recognition of the screenings provided in your community
Year-long promotion of your ongoing screening events
Access for at-risk women to our Advance Screening Scholarship Program