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WomenHeart Celebrates 20 Years of Service and Honors Women’s Heart Health Advocates at Annual Wenger Awards

May 21, 2019

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 21, 2019--

WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease recognized contributions to women’s cardiovascular health at its 2019 Wenger Awards. The organization also celebrated 20 years of providing support, education and advocacy for the 48 million women living with or at risk of heart disease.

“It’s been an incredible 20 year journey for WomenHeart—and this is just the beginning,” said WomenHeart Board Chair Barbara Tombros. “The fight against heart disease is such a powerful mission, and it’s incredible to see our WomenHeart Champions and so many other health advocates working to positively change lives each day.”

Wenger Award recipients include Representative Robin Kelly, (D-Illinois), Tara Narula, M.D., Carl Pepine, M.D. and Annabelle Volgman, M.D., who were recognized last night at the Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C. WUSA 9 news anchor Lesli Foster served as emcee.

Named after Nanette Kass Wenger, M.D., a pioneer in women’s cardiovascular medicine and research, the Wenger Awards is the only annual event in Washington, D.C. that recognizes individuals and organizations for their extraordinary contributions to women’s heart health.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women, though only about half of all women are aware of this fact. With 1 in 4 women dying each year from heart disease, it is crucial to raise awareness and understand the differences in heart disease between men and women.

The 2019 Wenger Awards Honorees were recognized for their contributions in public policy, media, research and innovation:

To learn more about the Wenger Awards, visit https://www.womenheart.org/wenger-awards/

WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease

As the leading voice for the nearly 48 million American women living with or at risk of heart disease, WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease is the nation’s only patient-centered organization solely dedicated to advancing women’s heart health through patient support, community education, and advocacy. To donate, visit www.womenheart.org .

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CONTACT: Anthony Vieira, Communications Manager

(202) 464-8775 oravieira@womenheart.org

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: WOMEN HEALTH CARDIOLOGY FITNESS & NUTRITION CONSUMER

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