March news from HEART UK
Come on #TeamHEARTUK!
It’s 6 weeks and counting to the world’s largest fundraising event and we have 33 amazing runners helping to keep hearts running by pounding the streets of London to raise funds for us! The Virgin Money London Marathon is on Sunday 23 April. Come along and show your support for #TeamHEARTUK at our cheer point at Tower Bridge! Email the fundraising team to find out more. A huge thanks to all our wonderful runners taking part and raising funds for HEART UK.
Recipe of the Month - Tuna Pasta Bake
Go here for lots of healthy recipes including this heart healthy tuna pasta bake that takes only 15 minutes to prepare.
This Mothers Day - donate while you gift!
Make this Mother’s Day on March 26 extra special by getting your mum a lovely gift and donating to HEART UK at the same time! It’s easy to do with easyfundraising by simply collecting free donations every time you shop online! There's nearly 3,000 retailers on board and shops like John Lewis, Pandora, and House of Fraser all have special Mother’s Day gifts lined up! But If flowers are more your thing – check out Interflora, or Next. Sign up to shop and support HEART UK.
Salt Awareness Week
The theme for this year's Salt Awareness Week is 'Salt: The Forgotten Killer'. CASH - Consensus Action on Salt & Health - will be heading up the 18th National Salt Awareness Week by reminding us that salt raises blood pressure, leading to strokes and heart attacks, and encouraging us all to eat less. Most of us are still some way away from reaching our adult target of no more that 6g per day. Check out which foods are salty here.
The Rianna Wingett Award: Beyond the Call of Duty for FH
This is your opportunity to nominate your GP or health care professional who you consider has gone beyond the call of duty in terms of early detection of FH or raised cholesterol, or perhaps has championed new ideas on screening for these conditions or has helped you in some other way pre or post diagnosis.
The award of £150, in memory of Rianna Wingett, will be presented at the HEART UK conference.
HEART UK Ambassador Karen Hasid and friends raised an amazing £501 for HEART UK by planning a group trip to the theatre. Thank you so much Karen for your ongoing support!