How she overcame her heart condition to win seven Olympic medals
In honor of American Heart Month, we wanted to share this inspiring video from Olympic Gold Medal Swimmer Dana Vollmer. At age 15, Olympic Swimmer Dana was diagnosed with long QT syndrome, a cardiac electrical disorder. On her journey to becoming one of the most gold-medaled female USA Olympians of all-time, she endured numerous setbacks and injuries along the way. Through her perseverance, inner strength and support system she was able to pursue her passion and accomplish her dreams. Vollmer has teamed up with CVS Health to raise awareness about heart health and lifestyle tips to reduce the risk of heart disease.
Coinciding with American Heart Month in February, CVS Pharmacy customers can support Go Red For Women by making a $1, $3 or larger donation at the register at 7,900 CVS Pharmacy locations nationwide or online, up until February 25. The in-store fundraising campaign is the first of many initiatives to support the three-year, $10 million commitment by CVS Health to the American Heart Association.