Many of us would not be where we are today without the nurturing and love of an important woman positively impacting our life. This March, EmPOWERED To Serve recognizes the #POWERwomen that have and are currently impacting healthcare, advancing heart health, encouraging their families and friends to live and lead healthier lifestyles and advocating for sweeping change in their communities.
Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of all Americans, and stroke is the No. 5 cause of death. African-Americans are two to three times more likely to die from heart disease than white people, according to the American Heart Association.
Join our journey to celebrate our #POWERwomen this month!
Learn more about our #POWERwomen and newest Power Ambassadors throughout the month.
Shanti Das aka the Hip Hop Professional, an Atlanta native, has influenced the careers of Usher, OutKast and TLC. Now she is impacting communities in her native Atlanta and using her influence in the entertainment industry to spread health messages and help create healthier lifestyles and open up opportunities and access in our urban communities. Learn more about National Power Ambassador Shanti Das. Watch Episode 1 of “Take Me Home” which explores food deserts in S. Atlanta below.
25 Years of TLC
Shanti Das talks working with TLC as they pioneered the way for women in music in the 90s. #POWERWomen
Ashanti Johnson is a fitness expert and founder of 360.Mind.Body.Soul (360MBS) based in Chicago. Learn how she has created a fun-loving environment that encourages women of color to get fit through self-love and mental fitness in addition to physical fitness.
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These 4 dynamic #POWERwomen come from different walks in life, but have been united by one life-changing episode. Heart- attack. Watch their heroic stories of survival.
As a trained musician, Yewande Austin was preparing for an event when her heartbeat rapidly escalated. Turns out, she had a heart attack. #HeartCentric. Watch her story of survival.
Kimberly Goodloe credits faith, prayer and her support network in getting through the discouragement and becoming a heart disease survivor. #HeartCentric. Watch her story of survival.
Georgia State Senator Valencia Seay led a healthy lifestyle all her life and still experienced 3 blockages. She encourages all women to pay attention to their heart. #HeartCentric. Watch her story of survival.
Jennifer Sims learned the value of living a healthy lifestyle and reducing sodium after being rushed to the hospital with shortness of breath during her pregnancy. #HeartCentric. Watch her story of survival.