More than 400,000 women die every year of heart disease compared to about 40,000 who die of breast cancer (2008).
Cardiovascular mortality is declining in men but not women.
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in women in the nation.
Ahh, perhaps I am feeling a little morbid today, or perhaps we at the Center for Women's Health Research held our 2010 Annual Luncheon yesterday and I think it is important to be informed.
The luncheon went off smashingly. We had about 630 guests, a great keynote speaker, Dr. Patrick Schamasch, Medical and Scientific Director of the International Olympic Committee speaking on "Female Athletes as International Role Models for Women's Health" (who also happens to be from Switzerland with a very charming accent), and delicious food, along with a whole plethora of information on the importance of research in the field of women's health.
I am proud to a part of an organization that supports this cause, but more importantly, I am so thrilled that the event is over for another year and am not at all ready to start the planning again.