Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, taking more lives than all forms of cancer combined. Someone you know and love may be affected at any age. Heart disease and stroke claim the lives of 1 in 3 women: a third of our mothers, sisters and friends. It’s time to change this fact.
Nearly 80 percent of cardiac events can be prevented through education and lifestyle changes, cardiovascular diseases continue to be a woman’s greatest health threat. To treat, beat and prevent heart disease and stroke, women should understand family health history, know their five key personal health numbers to help determine risk and make healthy behavior changes like moving more, eating smart and managing blood pressure.
That’s why the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women movement, nationally sponsored by CVS Health, and encourages you to show your support by wearing red and giving on Friday, February 1 to help raise awareness and save lives from heart disease.
Here’s how you can join us in support of women’s health:
- Wear red to raise awareness about heart disease: the leading cause of death in women. You can get the iconic Red Dress Pin at ShopHeart.org.
- Make a donation to support the lifesaving work of the American Heart Association at WearRedDay.org or at your local CVS Pharmacy, February 3- 23.
- Take action for your heart health. To help women better understand their risk for heart disease, CVS Health is offering no cost heart health screenings every Thursday in February, including Valentine’s Day, at CVS Minute Clinics nationwide.
- Join the conversation by using #WearRedDay, #WearRedAndGive, #WearRedDaySC or your local Go Red hashtag on social media.
- Get involved and make a difference. The battle won’t be won unless more women just like you are willing to join together to defeat the No. 1 killer of women. Go Red For Women has all kinds of ways to get involved and use your talents. By doing nothing, you give heart disease a huge advantage.
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