MIAMI LAKES, Fla., Jan. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Throughout the "Heart Health" Month of February, the newly re-branded Women's Breast & Heart Initiative, Florida Affiliate (WBHI), will be on the hunt for the tastiest heart healthy recipes across the nation. The contest, which offers a spa gift certificate to the lucky winner, serves as the first official activity by the non-profit since it changed its name—and focus—to encompass women's heart health as part of its overall mission.
"The Women's Breast & Heart Initiative saves lives by connecting at-risk women with the early detection necessary to fight breast cancer and heart disease," said Andrea Ivory, CEO and founder of WBHI. "Heart disease is the leading cause of death in American women. Since our mission is to save women's lives, it was a natural extension to incorporate combating heart disease with our initial charge of fighting breast cancer. Hosting a recipe contest is a great way to connect nutrition with hearth and breast health and bring attention to heart disease, the number 1 cause of death of women in America."
An estimated 420,000 women die each year as a result of heart disease. Statistics show that ninety percent of women have one or more risk factors for heart disease and most are unaware of the threat. Ivory said that arming women with the right education and care should lead to prevention, early detection, and lives saved.
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Recipes should be submitted on Facebook at www.facebook.com/thewbhi . Recipes should include ingredient details, amounts, cooking methods and serving sizes. Photos should also be submitted. There is no limit to the number of recipes one may submit. Deadline for entry is February 28, 2015. The winner will be randomly selected on March 2nd and posted on Facebook. The winner will be notified via Facebook and must provide WBHI their name, address, email address, and daytime phone number.
The Women's Breast & Heart Initiative, Florida Affiliate is a non-profit 501(c)(3), grassroots organization dedicated to educating women about the importance of breast and hearth health by providing door-to-door awareness, education, screening, and referrals, targeting underserved women, one woman at a time. For more information about the project or planned screenings, visit www.flbreasthealth.com or visit us on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter.