You can support Go Red for Women by participating in National Wear Red Day® on Friday, Feb. 7, 2020. By doing so, you help support educational programs to increase women’s awareness and critical research about cardiovascular health.
Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of women, causing one in three deaths each year. That’s approximately one woman every minute. The good news is that education and lifestyle changes may prevent 80 percent of cardiac events. Go Red for Women advocates for more research and swifter action for women’s heart health.
Go Red for Women is a movement that starts with you. Lead by example and make the time to “Know Your Numbers.” It’s knowledge that could save your life. Numbers that all women should know to take control of their heart health are: blood pressure; cholesterol; blood sugar; and body mass index (BMI). Knowing these numbers can help you and your health care provider determine your risk for developing cardiovascular diseases.
The American Heart Association created Go Red for Women to raise awareness of heart disease and stroke as the number one killer of women, and to encourage action to save more lives. The movement harnesses the energy, passion and power of women to band together and collectively wipe out heart disease.
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