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Alpha Phi officially adopted Cardiac Care as a priority in 1946, which became the Foundation’s philanthropic priority upon its founding in 1956. The Foundation supports programs and research that study heart disease in women – specifically its symptoms, its treatment and its prevention.
More women than men die of heart disease each year. Today, heart disease kills one in three women. It is the leading cause of death of American women and kills more women age 65 years and older than all cancers combined. These statistics underscore why the understanding of this disease continues to be a priority.