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Health Awareness

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.  And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. - Romans 12:1-2

Our Mission

The Health Awareness Ministry (HAM) aims to prepare the hearts and minds of men and women to be receptive to God's call. As health educators and advocates, we promote the will of God by teaching and evangelizing in this present age on various healthcare treatment and prevention topics.  

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A wide range of health conditions and causes have touched many of our lives. We typically hear about the big ones, such as Breast Cancer Awareness Month or World AIDS Day. But what about lesser-known awareness campaigns, such as Occupational Health Month, National School Breakfast Week, or Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Awareness Day? Did you know they existed?

Awareness months, weeks, and days are important. They allow people with certain health conditions — along with their loved ones, advocacy organizations, and support groups — to rally around a common cause and lend support. Educational, fundraising, and support events are often held during these times. They can bring people together for a great cause.

Want to know which events are coming up, or support an awareness campaign you’re less familiar with? This 2018 calendar of health awareness months, weeks, and days offers a complete look at all the ways you can support these initiatives.

February is National HEART Awareness Month

Heart disease claims the lives of one out of four women and men each year. For that reason, the American Heart Association created National Heart Month to help raise awareness about heart disease and how to prevent it. We want you to join the fight to change these frightening statistics:

Men

*One in four men die of heart disease each year making this the leading cause of death for men in the United States.

*About 8.5 percent of all white men, 7.9 percent of black men and 6.3 percent of Mexican American men have coronary heart disease.

*Half of the men who die suddenly of coronary heart disease display no previous symptoms. Even if you have no symptoms, you may still be at risk for heart disease.

Between 70 and 89 percent of sudden cardiac events occur in men.

Women

*Five hundred thousand women die of heart disease in the United States each year.

*About 5.8 percent of all white women, 7.6 percent of black women and 5.6 percent of Mexican American women have coronary heart disease.

*Almost two-thirds (64 percent) of women who die suddenly of coronary heart disease have no previous symptoms. Even if you have no symptoms, you may still be at risk for heart disease. For more information CLICK HERE

statistics provided by Cook County Health

Our Annual Ministry Events Include:   

  • Wear Red Recognition of Heart Disease & Prevention

  • 1st Ladies Health Initiative Hosting: It's A Baby Shower 

  • Pin A Sister for Breast Cancer Awareness & Prevention May 2018 

  • Pin A Brother for Prostate Cancer Awareness & Prevention 

  • Annual Health & Wellness Fair, August 2018

  • Annual First Ladies Health Fair, September 2018

  • Diabetes Awareness Initiative

  • Healthy Dinner Sales throughout the Year

  • Project Power Breast, Cervical & Prostate Cancer Awareness

  • Partnership With Walgreens for Year Round Blood Pressure Screenings

  • Partnership with Lifesource for Annual Blood Drive

  • Be the Match Bone Marrow Donor Registry

  • Body & Soul Renewal Program

  • Special Projects with the American Heart Association

  • October National Domestic Violence Awareness Month            

  • Nutritional Counseling

  • Recognition of World AIDS Day, December 1, 2018

 

LEADERS

Sister Selina J. Redd, Lead Servant

Messenger Sabrena Givens, Co-Lead Servant

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