Midlands Crimestoppers | 1-888-CRIME-SC
Midlands Crimestoppers
Home
News
About
Contact Crime Stoppers
Crime Stoppers FAQ
Donate to Crime Stoppers
Submit a Tip to Crimestoppers (New Window)
View & Search the Online Crime Map
Home  |  News  |  Women's Heart and Sole a success

Women's Heart and Sole a success
Monday, April 30, 2012

 
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - More than 2,000 women walked or ran the streets of Columbia Saturday morning to raise money and awareness for the leading cause of death among American women.

The Providence Heart and Sole Women's Five Miler raises money and awareness for heart disease.

One of those who participated was Stacey Derrick, whose heart nearly killed her seven years ago.

A few weeks after giving birth, the unthinkable happened in front of her children.

"I was sitting on the floor with them one afternoon," said Derrick. "And I had this painful-I felt sick. It progressed into this painful squeezing sensation around my heart."

Derrick knew something was wrong.

"I called my husband and said you need to contact 911."

He rushed her to Providence Hospital where doctors told Stacey she had suffered a heart attack. She said doctors believe hormonal changes from giving birth triggered the pain.

They immediately went in to fix it.

"I have three end to end stents in my heart where the artery tore," she said. "This can happen to anyone."

Saturday, Derrick, her family, and girlfriends walked to bring awareness to heart disease.

Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in South Carolina women and the numbers are even higher for women of color. According DHEC, more than 4,000 women died from the disease in 2009.

At 43, Derrick walks regularly to stay healthy for her family. It's a message she hopes every woman takes from her story.

"Just remember you're never too young to be a victim of heart disease," said Derrick. "Never too young to help prevent it. Do what you can to take care of yourself. It's so important."

WIS News 10 sponsored the event. Many ladies on the WIS staff participated and the men of WIS were at the finish line to hand out roses and entertain the crowd.

Organizers say participation for this year's event was the largest ever.

Source: http://www.wistv.com/story/17880224/womens-heart-and-sole-a-success

If you, or someone you know, have any information regarding any crime, you are encouraged to contact Crimestoppers. You could earn a reward up to $1,000.

Anonymous tips can be submitted to Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC. Texters can send anonymous tips to CRIMES (274637), and mark the beginning of the message with "TIPSC". Text STOP to 274637 to cancel. Text HELP to 274637 for help. Msg&Data Rates May Apply.


Notice about comments:

Comments left on this site are NOT ANONYMOUS.

Crimestoppers does not take information on crimes here or via standard email because we cannot guarantee your anonymity. Any information sent to us through comments will NOT be acted upon and will be removed. Please call 1-888-CRIME-SC, or use our online tip form to give information anonymously to Crimestoppers.


More from Midlands Crimestoppers



DO NOT attempt to approach, detain, follow or arrest any individual based on this web site's information. As information becomes dated it may become less accurate. Because some wanted persons are being sought for crimes of violence, or are known to be armed, all wanted persons should be considered dangerous. If you have information regarding the identity or whereabouts of any wanted person immediately contact Crime Stoppers or notify your local law enforcement agency.

Site Design & Maintenance:
CharlestonImage.com
CharlestonImage.com

© Copyright Midlands Crimestoppers. All Rights Reserved.