IT’S TIME Take the Pledge for self-care
to be our priority—
self-care that’s
good for the heart.

Save the Date

May 8th, 2021
12 P.M. EST

In honor of Mother’s Day, join us virtually for a national celebration of Black women’s health and sisterhood featuring experts and influencers in health, relationships, finance and more.

Real Stories from the Heart

Walking for me, especially outdoors in nature, is an act of love and self-care. It takes care of my physical heart, releases stress and restores my soul.

Sarah Sanders, PharmDBoard of Directors, Immediate Past President, AMA Foundation

Read Sarah’s story in ESSENCE

Find your tribe – your friends know what you’re going through, so check in with each one. Remember that ‘no’ is a full sentence, and really stop to take a breath, especially when you are feeling overwhelmed.

Stephanie GatesChicago, IL

Read Stephanie’s story in ESSENCE

You cannot function at your best for your family, your job, your friends, your church and community, if you don’t give yourself your best first.
Stephanie JohnsonChicago, IL

Read Stephanie’s story in ESSENCE

Knowing our numbers is part of our larger effort to care for ourselves, enjoy our bodies and life for decades to come.

Karinn A. Glover, MD, MPHBronx, NY

Read Karinn’s story in ESSENCE

49% of Black women over the age of 20
are living with heart disease.

Release the Pressure is bringing together
Black women from across America —
reminding them to make self-care a
priority to improve their heart health.
Take the Pledge

Meet the Release the Pressure Squad

The RTP Heart Health Squad, a coalition of national health care professional organizations and heart health experts with a shared goal of partnering with Black women to support their heart health.

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