Women at Heart

Women at Heart

The face of heart disease is changing. Once considered 'a man’s disease'; the number of deaths from heart disease and stroke are now virtually the same for men and women.

Women at Heart is a campaign by Heart & Stroke Charity Croí to educate and empower women to make their heart health a priority.

The aim of the Campaign is to highlight the prevalence of heart disease & stroke among Irish women.



  • Heart disease and Stroke are the #1 killer of women in Ireland & worldwide.
  • 1 in 2 Irish women will die from cardiovascular disease.
  • Irish women are 7 times more likely to die from cardiovascular disease than breast cancer.
  • 5,000 Irish women die from cardiovascular disease each year.
  • That's 5,000 families without a mother, sister, aunt, gran - a loved one!
  • That's an average of one woman every 2 hours.

The amazing fact is - 90% of heart disease & stroke is preventable through lifestyle change & risk factor modification.

The 'Women at Heart' campaign was created by Croí to educate women on their risk of cardiovascular disease and empower them to make their heart health a priority.

We are asking you to join forces with the women you love and spread the word about this real threat!

We ask you to organise a coffee morning, dinner party, fashion show, heart-healthy walk, non-uniform day, or any other event to help us raise funds and spread awareness.

Team Croí need you to run, jog or walk the 2018 VHI Mini Marathon (10km). Will you join us and raise awareness and funds to help us fight heart disease and stroke in women in Ireland?  Click here to register here with the VHI Mini Marathon and then email Edwina@Croi.ie for a sponsor pack. Let your miles save some lives in 2018!




Other Resources 

We have a range of information resources to help you reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke. Click on the following links:

Call Croi today on 091-544310 for more information.




Croí is a registered Irish heart & stroke charity dedicated to the fight against heart disease and stroke, with a special focus on the West of Ireland. 

Our Mission is to 'Prevent Disease, Save Lives, Promote Recovery and Wellbeing'

The charity is totally funded through the proceeds of fundraising events, voluntary contributions and philanthropy.
Charity Number: CHY7500

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