Allison Janney, star of TV’s The West Wing and movies such as Juno and The Help, said she was “shocked to learn that heart disease is more deadly than all forms of cancer combined.
“My mother’s quadruple bypass surgery was an eye-opening experience,” Janney said in a news release. “I’m now making heart-healthy changes to reduce my own risk, and have joined with Go Red for Women.”
Janney’s mom story is similar to the 2013 Go Red women, Gail, Kimberly, Regan, Christie, Amy, Rachel, Mary, Lidia, Toni and Rekisha.
Listen to some of their stories.