Always an athlete first, Pat Hines is driven by forces that only athletes understand. Rowing 2400 miles across the roughest, toughest Pacific Ocean presents the perfect case in point. But for Pat, it also means she can bring attention to a cause close to her heart.
She lost her mother at the early age of 60 to heart disease. Never did it cross her mind that a few facts would have saved her mother’s life, or that this could happen to her too. After all, she’s an athlete and she might have the same undiagnosed symptoms. As Pat learned more about the disease, she realized that all women are at risk and needed more information.
“If racing this brutal race will shine a light on the facts then I need to do it. And if saving a life occurs as a result of doing something I love, then I want to do it,” says Pat.
Sponsors can take the lead in reaching a large diverse demographic of women who need the facts: By helping Team OceanHearts bring attention to women’s heart health, your support translates into empowering women to take charge of their health: “Prevention is essential. At least 80 percent of women ages 40–60 have one or more chief risk factors for heart disease—high blood pressure, high cholesterol, excess weight, physical inactivity, diabetes, and smoking. Shockingly, so do 60 percent of women ages 20–39.”
“Information is the key, ” says Pat. “Without it, we don’t have an opportunity to take necessary steps to ensure we’re healthy. That’s why our message is as important as winning the world record we’re going for on June 6th.”
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