About Hearts of Commerce

Hearts of Commerce was created raise awareness of common genetic and acquired heart diseases and help empower people to educate, inform, and most importantly confront their heart health. To improve access to testing, screening, monitoring, access to AED’s, and share stories to eliminate stigmas surrounding heart disease. Most importantly all of this is with the goal to prevent sudden cardiac deaths, and allow people to live healthier and better lives.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men, women, and people of most racial and ethnic groups in the United States. One person dies every 34 seconds in the United States from cardiovascular disease.

About 697,000 people in the United States died from heart disease in 2020—that’s 1 in every 5 deaths.

eCommerce is one of the fastest growing industries on the planet. Every year eCommerce has grown. There are brilliant minds in all sectors of this community.

There are merchants who run their own businesses and serve their customers, there are bigger companies that employ millions of people collectively, and serve even larger customer bases.

There are well endowed privately and publicly owned technology companies also employing millions collectively of the best and brightest minds, serving the merchant base.

Together we serve the world and power global eCommerce.

Together we can save lives using our collective power.

We are the Hearts of Commerce.

Why Hearts of Commerce?

I was inspired to start this group through my diagnosis with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM). HCM is a hereditary condition which affects 1:200-1:500 people regardless of their background. Most people do not know they have it, and too many people find out via the death of a loved one.

Via a routine physical my doctor found a heart murmur, which led to an echocardiogram, through which my condition was detected. Through this detection, I was able to meet specialists, become informed, obtain treatment, find support (4hcm.org), and ultimately I was lucky enough to be a candidate for a septal myectomy which is an open heart surgery that alleviates the symptoms of my condition.

I’m sharing my story so that others feel comfortable confronting their heart challenges, staying on top of their health, and ultimately to save lives by raising awareness.

Stay blessed,