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Friend Family Health Center Go Red for Women

Mackenzie Thompson

by Mackenzie, Life Saver, NHCPS

Co-authored by Karl Disque, D.O. RPH

posted on Feb 9, 2015 at 9:05 pm

CHICAGO, IL, FEBRUARY 6TH DR. KARL “FRITZ” DISQUE,  practicing cardiac anesthesiologist and Executive Director of The Disque Foundation, spoke at Friend Family Health Center in the Chicago area to community members in an effort to spread awareness of American Heart Month. Dr. Disque presented the “Go Red For Women Initiative” part of the American Heart Association’s focus on women and heart disease in February. Go Red for Women is an AHA campaign aimed towards empowering women to take control of their heart health and spread awareness regarding women with heart disease. Speaking on behalf of the AHA and the Disque Foundation, Dr. Disque is helping draw the attention of and women all across the world that struggle or have struggled with heart disease.

dr karl fritz disque giving a presentation in Chicago43 million women are living with heart disease.

Heart disease has often been considered mainly a “man’s disease”. This assumption, however, is unfortunately false. Cardiovascular disease takes the lives of an estimated 500,000 American women each and every year. Because women are prone to believe their risk of heart disease is much lower than the reality, many neglect her symptoms and fail to obtain proper prevention and/or treatment before it is too late.

To fight this misconception, Dr. Disque and the AHA have been working to motivate, and instruct women all over the  audience at dr karl fritz disque presentation in Chicagoworld through the Go Red for Women movement to inspire them to live healthier lives. Heart disease claims the lives of women all over the world, not just in America, which is why Dr. Disque urges women to fight in unity, not alone. The AHA’s Go Red for Women campaign is an international movement, which includes the Latina-based campaign called Go Red Por Tu Corazón, a bilingual program that helps Latinas with heart disease all across the globe in more than 65 different countries.

“Heart disease affects hundreds of thousands of women yearly. They could be your sister, mother, daughter, friend, or family member. With knowledge and motivation, women can work together to end the disease” – Dr. Karl “Fritz” Disque

Dr. Disque and the AHA realize that there is a long road ahead in the fight against heart disease in women around the world. He is proud, however, to encourage women who have not yet joined the movement, and continue to inspire any of the one million women who already have. Through these efforts, we can beat heart disease!

About Mackenzie

Mackenzie is a seasoned life saver and a multifaceted professional in the medical field. With an impressive 8-year track record in medical education, Mackenzie boasts a comprehensive set of certifications, including ACLS, PALS, BLS, and CPR, which reflect her unwavering commitment and expertise. Her significant contributions to teaching and the development of medical content underscore her profound knowledge and dedication to advancing healthcare.

Beyond her medical prowess, Mackenzie seamlessly integrates her passion for education with her proficiency in media and marketing. Her academic journey at Indiana University culminated in a degree in Media and Marketing, further solidifying her expertise in these domains.

In addition to her impressive professional achievements, Mackenzie possesses a refined taste for global exploration, photography, design aesthetics, sartorial elegance, and the culinary arts, with a particular affinity for Chinese cuisine. Currently based in the vibrant city of Manhattan, she continues to be a driving force in the medical community. She is an invaluable asset to SaveaLife.com, where she champions excellence and innovation with unwavering dedication.

Contact Mackenzie at [email protected]

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