It's AFib Awareness Month
Your heart is a powerful machine: in a single day it usually beats 100,000 times. However, sometimes your heartbeat may be abnormal. You may feel your heart race or flutter or you may feel anxious and confused. This condition is known as atrial fibrillation or AFib.
September is National
Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month and we are raising awareness about this
often undiagnosed condition and its connection to stroke. In fact, if you have
AFib you are five times more likely to have a stroke. Don’t let a little fib
become a big problem--reduce your risk of stroke by knowing if you have AFib
Making a Difference
Cindy Chenier and Spencer Olsen are raising awareness and funds for the
National Stroke Association through two different running events.
Cindy, who does
philanthropic work for causes she believes in, is participating in the Comeback Trail 5K in
Atlanta on Oct. 7 when
she’ll join walkers and fun runners as they
wind through Atlanta’s Historic Fourth Ward Park.
"I’ll put a team
together, as I want to inspire people,” says Cindy. “God saved me to inspire
other people. That’s my calling—to help other people."
Spencer will start at the back of the pack of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Half
Marathon in Philadelphia on Sept. 17. For every runner he passes as a Go
Giver, Transamerica will donate $1 to the National Stroke Association.
“I’m looking forward to it and am actually doing different training just
so I can be stronger,” says Spencer. “I’m excited because I want to do
the best I can and raise as much money as I can.”