Brain health and it’s link to heart disease + Giveaway Rules.

Disclosure: This post is part of a sponsored twitter party with the American Heart Association. All views and opinions are always my own!

I have had the pleasure of participating and co-hosting several #GoRedLatino twitter parties the last few years, and each time I can honestly say that I have learned something alongside many of you, and have met so many wonderful people and experts online along the way. This topic peaked my interest from the moment it was presented to me. While we have discussed several different heart conditions and heart-related topics in the past, this is the first time we will be discussing the possible links between brain health and heart disease.

I usually read several articles sent to me by the American Heart Association, and then look up and do my own due diligence and read several research papers as well to get a grasp on the topic at hand. I can thank my professors from graduate school for beating into me the proper way to look for, and evaluate a research study so that I can present the best evidence that we have so far on the topic at hand. So how is the brain linked to your heart health?  What factors put you at a greater risk for Alzheimer’s, dementia and other sleep-related disorders later in life? How does sleep (or lack thereof) increase your risk as well? We’ll be answering all of these questions and more this Thursday on twitter. To join the conversation all you have to do is follow the #GoRedLatino hashtagI’ll be giving away a beautiful ceramic bowl set and Macy’s gift card too!

This is a Bilingual chat for my Spanish speaking friends!

Official Rules
DATES OF SWEEPSTAKES: The “Go Red LATINO” (the “Sweepstakes”) begins at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) and ends at 9:00 p.m. ET on May 25, 2017 (the “Sweepstakes Period”).

ELIGIBILITY: The Sweepstakes is open to legal U.S. residents residing in the United States and the District of Columbia, who are at least eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry (the “Entrant”).
TO ENTER: To enter via Twitter®, join the Twitter® party by using hashtag #GoRedLATINO (the “Hashtag”) in order to receive one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes. Entrant will receive one (1) entry for sending a tweet during the Sweepstakes Period inclusive of the Hashtag Account (the “Entry”). Limit of one (1) Entry per Entrant during the Sweepstakes Period. Entrant’s Twitter® account must be set to “public” in order to receive one (1) Entry in to the Sweepstakes. If the Entrant’s account is not set to “public”, the Sponsor may not be able to view the Entry, and the Entry will not be eligible to win.
This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Twitter®. Entrants understand that the information being provided at point of entry is being provided to the Sponsor solely, and not to Twitter®.
WINNING: There will be two (2) random drawings held on or about May 25, 2017. For the drawing, two (2) prize winners (each, a “Prize Winner”) will be selected at random from among all eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. Odds of being selected as a Prize Winner depend upon the total number of eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. The random drawing will be conducted by Helen Troncoso, whose decision is based upon sole discretion and interpretation of these Official Rules and are final and binding in all respects.
NOTIFICATION: The potential Prize Winners will be notified by the Helen Troncoso within five (5) business days of the random drawing (the “Notification”). Notifications will be sent via Twitter® direct message to each potential Prize Winner. Upon Notification, potential Prize Winners will be required to submit via email to Sponsor their complete contact information (including his/her first name, last name, address, city, state, zip code, and date of birth) for Sponsor to verify eligibility and ship the respective Prize (as defined in the “Prizes” section below). Sponsor will make two (2) attempts to reach potential Prize Winners via the Notification. In the event the Sponsor cannot reach a potential Prize Winner via the Notification after two (2) attempts have been made, or if it is determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion, that a potential Prize Winner is not eligible in accordance with these Official Rules, an alternate Prize Winner will be selected at random from among all remaining non-winning eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. In such case, the alternate Prize Winner will be notified as outlined above. The Prize Winners will each receive their respective Prize (defined in the “Prizes” section below) within six (6) to eight (8) weeks from the date in which the verification via the Notification is complete.

PRIZES: One Prize Winner will be awarded a gift card from Macy’s. The total Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of this Prize is $50. One Prize Winner will receive a ceramic bowl set. The total Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of this Prize is $38.

The ceramic bowl set may have logo of the “American Heart Association” on all the aforementioned products. There will be a total of two (2) Prizes to be awarded for this Sweepstakes.
The total ARV of all Prizes to be awarded in the Sweepstakes is: $88. No substitution or cash alternative will be provided for any Prize. Sponsor will not replace a lost, mutilated or stolen Prize. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a Prize with a prize of comparable or greater value if Prize should become unavailable for any reason. Prizes are not transferable prior to award. The Prizes consist only of the items specifically listed as part of the Prize descriptions.
Gift cards are subject to the terms and conditions of the gift cards themselves. The Prize Winners consent (and agree to sign any additional documents required by Sponsor to formalize, effect or perfect such consent, except where prohibited by law) to Sponsor’s use of his/her name, likeness (photograph and/or video), biographical information, and voices in advertising/publicity/trade without compensation, notice or approval; and, each Prize Winner disclaims any ownership rights of such advertising/publicity/trade material. No more than the number of Prizes set forth in these Official Rules will be awarded. Limit of one (1) Prize per person/household.
GENERAL CONDITIONS: Should any portion of the Sweepstakes be, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, compromised by virus, worms, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes which, in the sole discretion of the Sponsor, corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play, or submission of entries, Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes and conduct the Sweepstakes in a manner which in its sole discretion is fair, appropriate and consistent with these Official Rules. Notice of such action by Sponsor will be posted to the @MsNYAmerica2012 Twitter Account. In such event, Sponsor reserves the right to award the Prizes at random from among the eligible entries received up to the time of the impairment. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify or reject any incomplete, inaccurate or false entry. ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY PERSON TO DELIBERATELY UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAW, AND, SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. SPONSOR’S FAILURE TO ENFORCE ANY TERM OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES SHALL NOT CONSTITUTE A WAIVER OF THESE PROVISIONS.

RELEASE: By participating in this Sweepstakes, Entrants agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor (Helen Troncoso), Twitter, Inc., and the American Heart Association and each of their respective officers, directors, managers, employees, parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, agents, members, shareholders, insurers, servants, divisions, predecessors, successors, representatives, distributors, advertising, promotion, and fulfillment agencies, including the Independent Administrator, consultants and legal advisors (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt, redemption or use of any Prize.

LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: The Released Parties are not responsible for: (a); unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or as it pertains to the Sweepstakes; (b) electronic or human error which may occur in the administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of entries; (c) any injury or damage to persons or property (including but not limited to Entrant’s wireless device, or mobile phone, if applicable) which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from Entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes; (d) any printing or typographical errors in any Sweepstakes-related materials (if applicable); (e) stolen, lost, late, misdirected, corrupted, incomplete, or indecipherable entries or the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions, telephone, wireless device carrier networks or Internet Service (as applicable); (f) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunctioning of any computer, mobile device, cable, network (including Entrant’s particular wireless device carrier network), hardware or software; (g) Entrant’s inability to connect to his/her particular mobile device carrier network for any reason, including due to poor carrier reception and/or signal strength at any particular location (if applicable); and (h) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions, telephone, wireless device carrier networks or Internet service. All federal, state and local regulations apply.

WINNER’S LIST/OFFICIAL RULES REQUEST: For the name of the Prize Winners or a copy of these Official Rules, please submit an email no later than June 25, 2017 to [email protected] (please specify “Winners List” or “Rules Request” on the subject line of the email).
SPONSOR: Helen Troncoso
This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Twitter®.
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