Race to Save More Families More Hearts

Race to Save More Hearts - Charlotte

Why I Race: Team Breathe Strength

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The Race to Save More Families More Hearts has begun, and we have some great races going on across the familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) and lipoprotein(a), also known as Lp(a), communities.
One such race is Charlotte’s. She’s using her social media and in-person classes at her New York yoga … Read More →


Stacey's story

Familial Hypercholesterolemia story

Personal Story from Advocate for Awareness of living with Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia

Jessica’s Story

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For Seven Years I Thought I had a Perfectly Healthy Child

When Jessica’s father died of a heart attack at the young age of 54, she didn’t know the reason could be genetic. “He was a stubborn man who never went to the doctor,” explains Jessica. But when the doctors told her that her total cholesterol … Read More →


Betty Jo Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH) Story

Fern - Living with Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH)

Tom's Story - Living with HoFH

Gradney Family Story - Familial Hypercholesterolemia and high Lipoprotein(a)

None of us have to be there again

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My name is Kristen Gradney, and I am the Senior Director of Children’s Health at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. My husband, Chad Gradney, was diagnosed with familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) in 2013.
I’m also a mother to the two most amazing children, … Read More →


"Runs in the family" is not a diagnosis

Everyone deserves a diagnosis

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The Family Heart Foundation is dedicated to saving more families, more hearts. Today we launched our new awareness campaign to reach people who know they have heart disease or that it “runs in the family” but don’t know that it is caused by a genetic cholesterol disorder. Their condition could … Read More →