Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Patricia Manterola Partners with Cheerios to Lead the Nationwide Search for Cheerios Angel de mi Corazón

National Program to Raise Awareness of the Risk of Heart Disease and High Cholesterol among Hispanics and Recognize Those Committed to the Cause.

Cheerios continues its long-term commitment to heart health and prevention through its national program, "Ángel de mi Corazón". The effort aims to raise awareness of heart health among Hispanics and recognize individuals and organizations nationwide who invest their time and energy helping those affected by heart diseases and high cholesterol. This year, Mexican superstar Patricia Manterola will lead the search for "ángeles" around the country who are committed to the cause. Cheerios will award five $5,000 grants to fund organizations that fight heart disease and raise cholesterol awareness in their communities. The awards will be announced in late March.

"Heart disease is one of the biggest health threats affecting Hispanics in this country," says Patricia Manterola. "I'm deeply honored to partner with Cheerios as the new Ángel and I hope I can encourage Hispanics to take the necessary measures to maintain a healthy heart and join me by participating in the Ángel de mi Corazón program."