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We Walk to Save Lives!
2022 Philadelphia Heart Walk
Heart and Soul
Hi everyone! This year I wanted to make a difference in my community by being a team leader for the Heart Walk in Philadelphia, PA. Please checkout my team, Heart and Sole with Baker Tilly, and if you are able to please join my team or donate. Every little bit makes a difference!
I walk because I know that with every step, I'm making a difference in someone's life. In 2017, I was diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer. Often patients with thyroid cancer are given higher doses of thyroid hormone in an attempt to reduce the growth of any thyroid cancer cells that remain after the initial therapy. It is known that the long-term effects of high dose thyroid hormone replacement can lead to bone loss and a risk of heart rhythm changes, specifically atrial fibrillation. - American Thyroid Association
A study conducted by the American Thyroid Association suggests that patients with a history of thyroid cancer have a higher risk of dying of heart disease and raises the concern about long-term risks of suppressive thyroid hormone therapy. It also shows that patients with thyroid cancer should be monitored and considered for cardiovascular prevention strategies, such as aggressive blood pressure and cholesterol treatment, as well as lifestyle modification to include healthy eating and exercise.
Your donation will fund groundbreaking research that literally keeps hearts beating and helps people live longer, healthier lives. When combined with a million other Heart Walk Heroes across the nation, we have an even greater impact toward curing heart disease and stroke.
Have a heart and help me reach my goal today!
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