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On Mother's Daywe think of our families and everything they have given us - love, support, and strength. Along with all of the wonderful traits your mother or father may have passed down to you - dimples, brown eyes, or even that second toe that is longer than your big toe - if one of your parents has FH, you have a 50% chance of inheriting that gene too.

 

Individuals with FH have a twenty fold risk of developing early heart disease, but THERE IS GOOD NEWS! While you cannot make your second toe any shorter, there is a lot you can do to manage your FH and significantly reduce your risk

 So, are YOU wearing your Mom's (or Dad's) FH genes? 

It's important to say connected with the FH community!
During the month of May the FH Foundation will hold a drawing to win a FREE i-PAD MINI! 

Offer Expires: 5/31/14

THREE WAYS TO ENTER THE DRAWING:

1
 
to your family and friends. 
Every new member who joins 
the FH Foundation will be entered
 into the drawing.
 
2

Reply to this email with a 

picture of your FH family

wearing jeans 

 

 

 

3

Enroll in the CASCADE FH 

Registry

 

 

FH facts:

  • Only 10% of the 1.2 million people in the United States who have FH have been diagnosed.    
  • FH increases your risk of early heart disease and heart attacks.
  • FH is treatable- early diagnosis and treatment is key to reducing your risk. 
  • If your LDL is over 190 mg/dL (4.9 mmol/L) or over 160 mg/dL (4 mmol/dL) for children then you may have inherited FH.  
  • FH requires proactive treatment.  
  • If high cholesterol and/or early heart disease is part of your family history, consult a lipid specialist today.  
  • Learn more at www.thefhfoundation.org

As a non-profit organization, we greatly rely on your contributions to help us continue our work of raising awareness and providing information, support and access to established, new or innovative treatments for FH. All donations are tax deductible. Thank you so much for your support. For more information, please contact, info@thefhfoundation.org

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