The mission of the Open My Heart Foundation is to help eliminate heart health disparities among African American Women and Women of Color. Heart Disease is the number #1 killer in the United States. African American Women and Women of Color are disproportionately affected. We help to eliminate disparities in treatment through education, support and advocacy. This includes monthly support group meetings, heart healthy food and produce, education by experts in the field of heart health and wellness, including fitness, yoga and professional trainers. We also provide community resources and hospital visitation. At the Open My Heart Foundation, we help to fill in a gap for much needed medical treatment, equipment as well as assistance with co-pays. We believe by giving back and helping those with the highest rate of heart disease, we will help level the field.
In recognition of National Heart Month, The Annual Red Dress Gala Awards was established to honor survivors of heart attacks and strokes