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 www.cheerioshelpinghearts.com, 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!
It’s that easy!
The Fine Print:
The contest will end on March 28th, and 3 winners will be pulled using random.org.
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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