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The Dottie Fuqua Women’s Heart Support Network

Photo of women relaxingEstablished by a generous gift from the J.B. Fuqua Foundation, the Dottie Fuqua Women’s Heart Support Network provides female heart disease survivors with an ongoing, personal way to connect to others with similar experiences. In addition, this innovative program will also educate women and connect them with resources in the community to meet their needs as they learn to live with – and beyond – heart disease.

In addition to peer-to-peer sharing, the Dottie Fuqua Women’s Heart Support Network offers access to subject matter experts who can provide information and education on such topics as Physical Well-Being, Mental Well-Being and Nutrition.

Woman in a fieldClasses & Events

Our comprehensive Wellness Program uses a holistic approach to heart care for women by offering women’s heart health education and connecting them with valuable health resources in the community. We are proud to serve the Fayette and Atlanta area communities with free programs that help you nourish, flourish and thrive.

COVID-19 Safety: The Women's Heart Support Network provides our high quality programs and events virtually.  Any in-person events will ensure social distancing and appropriate use of masks. Please reach out to Women's Heart Program Coordinators Avril James ( or Robin Raflo ( with any questions.


Weekly Classes




  • "Whole Grains: Better Together Than Apart" 
    Learn how grains and carbs fit into a heart healthy lifestyle in this video recording from a March 2021 Women's Heart Program event.
  • Whole Food Plant-Based Diet 21-Day Challenge
    See recipes and testimonials from our nutrition lifestyle challenge. 
  • "Stress Less Through Mindful Living" 
    Dr. Kathleen Hall, founder of Mindful Living Network and the Stress Institute, shares tips for emotional well-being in times of uncertainty in this video recording from a February 2020 Women's Heart Program event.
  • Guided Meditation Videos
    Reduce stress with guided meditations including a 10-minute "Brief Relaxing Body Scan" or 9-minute "Leaves on a Stream Meditation for Anxiety". 
  • Heart Healthy Movement Videos
    Sitting too long? Try these "Quick Office Stretches" to improve circulation and stretch the back. 
  • Mindfulness App Table
    View a list of mindfulness and meditation apps for your mobile device.  Customize meditation exercises, get access to mood trackers, fitness class discounts and more resources aimed to improve your mental wellness.
  • Seasonal Produce Guide
    Not sure when's the best time to eat your favorite fruits and vegetables? Our Produce Resource Guide let's you know!
  • List of Farmers Markets
    We've provided a list of farmer's markets across several Georgia counties.
  • Recipes to Nourish Your Heart
    Delicious recipes include: Personal Pumpkin Cheesecakes, Holiday Salad with Maple Syrup Vinaigrette, Warm Roasted Veggie Salad with Herbed Mustard "Jar" Dressing, Arugula Pesto, Chocolate Creams, and South Indian Butternut Stew. More Recipes >
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