Cam­paign to beat dis­ease

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Your Views -

This Septem­ber is Women and Heart Dis­ease Aware­ness Month at the Bri­tish Heart Foun­da­tion (BHF) and I’m writ­ing to ask your read­ers to help fund vi­tal re­search into heart dis­ease by tak­ing part our in ‘Bag It, Beat It’ cam­paign.

Around 28,000 women die from a heart at­tack each year in the UK – that’s three ev­ery hour. But sur­veys have shown that women are less likely than men to recog­nise the symp­tom sofa heart at­tack and seek help.

I’ve do­nated to my lo­cal shop and I’ d en­cour­age all your read­ers to get in­volved this Septem­ber and do the same.

Sim­ply fill a bag with un­wanted clothes, shoes, books, hand­bags, DVDs, CDs, bric-abrac and chil­dren’s toys.

All do­na­tions will help the BHF to fund life-sav­ing heart re­search. It is a sad re­al­ity that coro­nary heart dis­ease is the single big­gest killer in the UK, but with the con­tin­ued sup­port of the lo­cal com­mu­nity the B HF can fight harder to re­duce this fig­ure. For more in­for­ma­tion and to find your lo­cal BHF shop, log-on to www.bhf.org.uk/ bagit or call 0808 250 0024. Dame Es­ther Rantzen On be­half of Bri­tish Heart Foun­da­tion

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