1 in 3 women die of heart disease and stroke, which is more than all forms of cancer combined. Although 9 in 10 women have at least one risk factor for developing heart disease, only about half are aware of the issue at all.
The mission of the American Heart Association is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. While heart disease and stroke are often dismissed as an older man’s disease, they in fact claim the lives of nearly 400,000 American women each year. To dispel this misconception and raise awareness of heart disease risk among women,the American Heart Association established Go Red For Women in 2004. Over the past decade Go Red For Women has become the world’s largest network of individuals standing together to stop heart disease in women and has led the fight to protect women’s hearts through research and education. The movement’s mission is to not only raise awareness but to also empower women with the necessary tools to lead heart healthy lives. Join us and make a change at http://www.GoRedForWomen.org.
The Go Red For Women national volunteers represent a sisterhood of women who actively, urgently and passionately participate in the movement. Their volunteer work helps ensure that every woman knows that her heart and cardiovascular health is her top concern.
The 2014-15 Go Red Real Women invite all women to join the movement and make a change at http://www.GoRedForWomen.org. These women represent the different faces of heart disease and stroke nationwide and hope that by sharing their stories, other women will be inspired to make a change and share their personal stories, as well.