The Heart of a Champion

Swimmer Dana Vollmer has always set the bar high for success. She is a seven-time Olympic Medalist and the fourth most gold-medaled female USA Olympian. But at 15, her Olympic dreams were nearly derailed when she was diagnosed with Long QT Syndrome, a cardiac electrical disorder. Thanks to her strength, determination and unsinkable support system, she was able to overcome her illness and dedicate herself to the sport she loved.   

Today, Dana is a mom and a proud advocate for heart health. As an ambassador for the American Heart Association, she is passionate about supporting the organization’s mission to educate women about heart disease and the importance of knowing your five key numbers: total cholesterol, HDL (good) cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar and body mass index, which allow patients to have a discussion with their health care provider about their risk for heart disease and any lifestyle changes that need to be made.

This February, CVS Health is joining Dana in her commitment to this critical health issue as a new national sponsor of the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women® movement, an annual campaign designed to raise awareness of heart disease and stroke and to empower women to take charge of their heart health.

CVS Pharmacy customers can support Go Red For Women by making a $1, $3 or larger donation at the register at 7,900 CVS Pharmacy locations nationwide or online, February 5-25.