Monthly Archives: August 2016

11 Days Left to Donate

Most of us have been touched by heart attack or stroke, the—#1 and #5 killers in America. I’m no different.
Did you know that one person dies from heart disease every 39 seconds? And every 45 seconds, someone has a stroke. That’s one person too many when its within our power to turn these numbers around through medical research, public advocacy and health education.
I’m walking this year because I survived a massive heart attack (80% blockage in my widow maker) 2 years ago at age 38. 
That’s my why for walking. What’s your why for giving? Please visit my donation page now.
I’ve set my fundraising bar high because I’m confident that you’ll rise to the occasion. Because anyone can have a heart attack or stroke.
The gift you give today will help fund CPR training for millions of Americans, support research studies waiting for funding, develop heart-healthy nutrition programs and so much more.
I’m truly grateful for your support.

Kimby Jagnandan
Donate now

Greater Orlando Heart Walk 2016

Dear Friends, Heart disease kills more women than all forms of cancer combined. And congenital cardiovascular defects are the most common cause of infant death from birth defects. 

You can help! 

Heart Walk brings more than a million people together in 300+ cities across America to take a stand against heart disease and funds projects like these: 

Putting up-to-the-minute research into doctors’ hands so they can better prevent and treat heart disease among patients. 

Groundbreaking pediatric heart and stroke research. About 36,000 babies are born with heart defects each year —research is the key to saving babies’ lives. 

Getting life-saving information to those who need it most – information that can save a life, like how to eat better, how to recognize the warning signs of heart attack, and how to talk to a doctor about critical health choices. 

Join the American Heart Association to build healthier lives. Make a donation here:

Thanks for taking a moment to check it out!



Heart Ambassador #WeAreHeart

I’m a heart ambassador for the Orange County chapter of the American Heart Association in California. Mostly, I post on my social media accounts (Twitter and Instagram) but occasionally you will find a few posts on the blog like the one below that I wanted to share. Enjoy!! 

Prepare for the beautiful and warm weekend with heart-healthy #summer tips:

1.) Wear sunscreen

2.) Drink plenty of water

3.) Eat healthy food for fuel

4.) Ditch fast food

5.) Move! – Stay active

6.) Get plenty of rest

7.) Have fun

#WeAreHeart #heartambassador #AHAOC 

Kimby Article

I was recently featured, alongside 9 other heart survivors, in the article “10 Ways Your Life Changes After A Heart Attack”, on the website. What a fantastic spin on an article about heart disease. I really like how Kara Wahlgren captured everyone’s stories. 

10 Ways Your Life Changes After A Heart Attack
I’m #10, so you’ll have to scroll down to the end of the article, but please read the entire thing. It really is great!