Friday, February 15, 2013

Quaker Heart Health Month #QuakerHearts

For more than a century, Quaker Oats has been committed to nourishing America’s families
with heart-healthy whole grain oats, providing healthy fuel to help get them going. That
commitment continues today through our support of the American Heart Association’s Go Red
For Women® movement. Go Red For Women wants women to put
their health first; women can learn more about their risk for heart disease, take action to reduce
their personal risk and find tools to lead a heart healthy life at

Have you ever had a moment in your life that seemed surreal, this is not really happening?

I received a call around 3:00 in the morning waking me up with a shock. My father had had a heart attack, a sudden and severe heart attack. There was nothing I could do, I felt so useless, and was so very concerned. But all I could do was wait to hear more information…. What is going to happen?!? I received another call about an hour later, things were worse than they seemed my father needed heart surgery.
This was a scary thing to hear, but he had to do what he had to do.
My father was a guy who ate what he wanted and lived like on his terms and not paying attention to his body lead to a bad heart attack.  As soon as I could get to the hospital, I had to go. My mother was so very upset, as you would assume. We both knew that things had to change for my dad, if he was going to make it and live a long healthy life, if he wanted to see his grandchildren grow up, things had to change now.

Days later when my father came home from the hospital, he knew he would now have to take better care of his body, with exercise, and a better way of eating. Sure he was a bid upset that, the super double greasy cheese burgers he loved had to be a thing of the past, but he wanted to live, and live for a long time. He was willing to make the change, the change included adding a bowl of Quaker oat meal each morning
and today he is doing much better. But I will never forget that scary day, and because of the scare my husband has given up his bad eating habits as well. We are all now enjoying the heart healthy benefits of a bowl of healthy delicious Quaker oatmeal. 

Make sure to enter Quaker’s Epic Hot Breakfast sweepstakes . All you have to do is watch Quaker’s
Epic Hot Breakfast video on and then share it on Twitter and use hashtag
#QuakerLove between February 14 through 28.

This contest has a great prize, 
Quaker Oats is giving one lucky winner and a guest a chance to get away for a few days, enjoy a
spa treatment, and dine at Siena Tavern in Chicago. 
wouldn't that be wonderful to win? The prize winner will be selected 
 at random from among the participants who watch the video! I know I will be entering, this is a great opportunity that would be wonderful to win.

At the end of the month, 15 participants will also be chosen at random to receive an “Ultimate
Hot Breakfast” prize pack complete with Quaker Oats, signed items from Fabio Viviani, and
additional items to help start your day. Make sure to enter by 2/28

Quaker Heart Health Twitter party, taking place on Tuesday 2/19 from 8-9 PM EST. The party will be hosted by @ResourcefulMom and @FabioViviani will be the celebrity guest. The hash tag for this even will be #QuakerHeart

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