We've partnered with the American Heart Association of Central New York for their 'Go Red For Women' Campaign for many years. As we get ready for the 2018 Go Red For Women Luncheon, we want to look back at the many survivors we've featured over the years...

Today we want to look back at the four local survivors that shared their stories with us in 2015: Mary Jane Tottey, Val Slater, Christine Meyers, and Bonnie Hubbell. Each one of these wonderful women sat down with us and told us about how heart attack, stroke, heart disease, or other heart conditions affected them firsthand.

BONNIE HUBBELL

Bonnie Hubbell suffered from a stroke. She shares her scary story with us and gives advice to other women to help them protect their heart. She warns others not to ignore the symptoms and it's always better to go to the doctor and be "safe, than sorry." You can hear her story in the video (below).

 

CHRISTINE MEYERS

Christine found out about her heart issues when she stood up one day, and just collapsed. This had happened to her previously and she didn't think much of it. Christine would have never guessed that it was her heart and she was in serious danger. Her unbelievable story can be heard in this video:

 

VAL SLATER

When Val was just three-years-old, she started having problems with her heart. By the time she was 13, she needed to have open heart surgery! She tells other women that if something doesn't feel right, go to the doctor. "Listen to your heart." You'll be glad you did, whether something is wrong or not.

MARY JANE TOTTEY

Mary Jane Tottey's story is a story of being proactive. She has been aware of heart disease ever since she was little, after finding her mom collapsed on the floor. Her mom had suffered a heart attack at the age of 38. Mary decided to go to the doctor and make sure she was okay. She wasn't having any symptoms, but she just wanted to get check out... And it was good thing she did:

 

First of all, we want to thank all these wonderful women for sharing their heart stories with us and bringing awareness to women's heart health. It may have been a few years ago, but these stories are still very important, and a reminder to always pay attention to your heart.

Over the next few weeks, we'll be bringing you the stories of the 2018 Go Red For Women Survivor Class members, and we'll be taking a look at past survivor class members. We'll also keep you updated on Go Red For Women events coming up in Central New York, like the Go Red For Women Luncheon. That special event is coming up on May 2nd at Hart's Hill Inn. You can get more details on the luncheon at the link below:

And make sure you follow Lite 98.7 on Facebook, and continue to check back, as we bring you more stories from local heart survivors, all while helping to bring awareness to women's heart health and the Go Red For Women Campaign.

 


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