Cheerios Circle of Helping Hearts (Closed)

Do you know your cholesterol number? High cholesterol is one of the major controllable factors for coronary heart disease, which is the number one cause of death for women. A recent study conducted by Harris Interactive for Cheerios found that more than one-third of adults (37 percent) have not had their cholesterol checked within the past year.*

Those with limited access to adequate healthcare may not get regular cholesterol screenings and thus are at an even greater risk for heart disease.

Wondering how you can help? Now through January 31, 2010, for every code entered at, Cheerios will donate $1, up to $200,000, to raise awareness for heart disease and provide free cholesterol screenings for women in need, through its partnership with WomenHeart. Codes will be featured inside specially marked boxes of Cheerios cereal. It only takes a minute to do, and it could help save a woman’s life. Definitely a minute worth investing!

We have always been a fan of Cheerios. It’s the first “table food” cereal that I’ve given to each one of my kids, and it’s a staple in our house. When we opened the box the other day and saw a box of Cheerios, the kids were dancing around begging for some. Yep – they love Cheerios!

Along with the box of Cheerios, they also sent me a gorgeous freshwater pearl bracelet with a heart charm from Charity Charms. Charity Charms donates a portion of the proceeds from its charms to various charities. What a beautiful way to show your dedication to raising awareness of women’s heart health.
Cheerios and the Circle of Helping Hearts also wants to give a beautiful freshwater pearl bracelet to 3 of my fabulous readers. That’s right! 3 of you will win this gorgeous bracelet and be able to show your support in raising awareness of women’s heart health!

To Enter:
Tell me….

  • What do you do to maintain a healthy heart?
  • Or

  • Share your story of you or someone you know who has battled or overcome heart disease.

  • It’s that easy!

    The Fine Print:
    The contest will end on March 28th, and 3 winners will be pulled using
    Winners will receive a timeless freshwater pearl bracelet – valued at $65.
    You must leave a valid email address (or a way for me to contact you) with your entry.

    Good luck to all who enter!

    *This Heart Health and Cholesterol survey was conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of Cheerios. All data collection was done online within the United States between January 9 and January 13, 2009 among 2,416 adults ages 18+, of whom, 1,207 are women, 1,209 are men, and 1,038 have not had their cholesterol level checked within the past year. This online survey is not based on a probability sample and therefore no estimate of theoretical sampling error can be calculated.

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    Angie Vinez (2894 Posts)

    Angie is a wife and mother to 8. Her life revolves around cooking, cleaning, laundry, and other household duties. She is passionate about her life in Christ and wants to encourage other mothers in their own walk of faith. Angie is active on many social media networks, loves technology, photography, and graphic design, and loves creating blog designs for other mom bloggers.


    1. 1

      I LOVE cheerios. We eat multi grain cheerios here. I don’t think I do something specific to keep my heart healthy. I did quit smoking nearly 4 years ago which I know helps my overall health as well as my girls!

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      Cheerios for breakfast at my house. I love them.
      I no longer smoke – about 15 years ago I quit. I have an annual check-up. I try very hard to not eat the wrong foods.My mother died of heart disease, so I’m very aware of this disease.

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      To maintain a healthy heart, I eat healthy foods and try to limit my fat intake. I try to exercise as well and stay in shape and keep my heart strong.

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      Tammigirl says:

      I am more careful now about fats and oils. I am morphing our eating habits over time into ones which are better for us and better tasting at the same time. I’m not a fanatic about it, but I must be doing something right. My cholesterol was so low a year ago my doctor said we didn’t even need to check it this year.

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      To maintain my healthy heart, I eat a vegetarian diet!
      Lots of fruits, veggies and whole grains!
      I have been living the veggie lifestyle for 20 years!
      I also love to walk for activity!!!
      Can you believe, my mom fed my twin and me Original Cheerios ONLY as kids! Gosh she was a genius!!

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      Carolyn G says:

      I try to exercise at least 3 days a week and do cardio exercises to maintain good heart health.

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      cbdkndmom says:

      Mmm. Cheerios. Honey Nut is the favorite in my house. As for taking care of my heart, I take fish oil capsules to help with my cholesterol, which overall isn’t bad, it’s the LDL/HDL thing that was off. Better than pumping my body full of pharmaceuticals. I get a check up every year and donate blood regularly which helps me keep tabs on iron, cholesterol and triglyceride levels.

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      Honestly? I don’t really do anything. In fact, right now I’m probably the poster child for what NOT to do! Will my entry still count? 😉

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      The Stevens Family says:

      My kids and I love eating Cheerios! Ella just started eating finger foods, and the Cheerios are of course a hit. I try to take care of my heart by eating a low fat, vegetarian diet. (I of course have my vices–chocolate– but I sure do my best! I’ve read that chocolate, especially dark chocolate like I love, has some heart-healthy antioxidants in it anyway! Yay!) I want to be around for a long time to watch my kids and grandkids grow up. Thanks for this cool post! I will enter some codes on the website you listed.

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      micaela6955/Michele P. says:

      I really should be doing more to watch my heart health since I am overweight and eat very unhealthy foods. This campaign has really opened my eyes and gotten me worried about my cholesterol levels and how years of unhealthy eating have not helped. I am hoping to get on board and get some new recipes, tasty yet healthy and try to get some exercise done as well so I can be well and watch my children grow up 🙂

      micaela6955 at msn dot com

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      I try to eat healthy and also regularly excercise even in the simplest ways like taking the stairs in my apartment instead of the elevator. yyeres(at)gmail(dot)com

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      Carolsue says:

      Well, I do love Cheerios! For a healthy heart, I exercse as often as I can and I have recently started taking Fish Oil Capsules which are supposed to be good for heart health.

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      targetmom says:

      To maintain a healthy heart I try to incorporate foods in my diet that are high in fiber.

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      Michelle says:

      My father and both grandfathers have heart disease. I have high blood pressure. My DH FREAKS out. I actually found an herbal supplement that has lowered it.

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      Mom to Five says:

      We are honey nut fans:) After making so many resolutions to exercise and failing (which caused me to feel so bad about myself!) I started to do the Wii Fit. For 3 months now I have gotten on each day for 30 minutes in the early morning and LOVE it. I have maintained a healthy weight and feel like I have accomplished something each morning when I finish-it is Mii time:)

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      Eli's Lids says:

      I eat cheerios every morning to keep my heart healthy and we 3 mile walks 3 times a week… no easy feet pushing the double stroller!

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      My maternal grandmother had a triple bypass in her 70s. When she was younger, she had had her varicose veins removed from her legs, so they didn’t have enough there to work with for the bypass and had to take veins from her arms. She had huge scars up the inside of her arms.

      It made her appear fragile physically, but she was one of the strongest women I know, very progressive for her age and time (she worked ‘outside the home’ *gasp* and fought for womens rights her whole life). But when they were 86 my grandfather passed away suddenly, and she wasn’t strong enough for that. No bypass is going to help a broken heart.

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      I eat a healthy diet and walk/run at least three times a week.

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