Organization: The FH Foundation
The FH Awareness Day Campaign was initiated by The FH Foundation as part of our mission to raise awareness of FH in the public. It is always held in September, as that is National Cholesterol Education Month in the United States.
On September 24th, 2014, the FH Foundation will raise awareness of familial hypercholesterolemia worldwide! We have created a “media kit” to be shared with other FH advocacy organizations across the globe. This kit includes digital brochures, info graphics, logos and banners, which organizations and individuals can use to raise the visibility of FH as a distinct disorder that needs aggressive and early treatment.
The theme of this year’s FH Awareness Day is “One Minute, One Family”, because it only takes a minute to save a family from early heart disease.
Help us find the 1 person in 200 who has inherited high cholesterol, or familial hypercholesterolemia (FH), and you can save a family from early heart attacks caused by this common but underdiagnosed genetic disorder.
We have the tools to diagnose and treat FH. We only lack the awareness. If we can reach the more than 620,000 Americans who have FH, we can help prevent at least 24,000 heart attacks per year.