The American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women®, nationally sponsored by Macy’s and CVS Health, is asking all women to take their heart health seriously by making an official Go Red Commitment during American Heart Month. In addition to joining women across the country in taking critical steps together to end heart disease and stroke forever, Go Red For Women and its sponsors are encouraging women – and men – to Wear Red & Give to the American Heart Association on Friday, February 2.
“Women’s issues are now front and center in our national conversation, yet cardiovascular diseases still kill nearly one in every three women each year. In fact, today, heart disease claims more lives than all forms of cancer combined, and we still don’t fully understand the role gender plays,” said American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown. “That is unacceptable and there is no better time than now for women to come together and make a Go Red Commitment to take action for women’s heart health. When you support Go Red For Women by making a Go Red Commitment, fundraising and sharing your story, more research is funded and more lives are saved.”
Despite cardiovascular diseases being the number one killer of women, fewer than 20 percent of women consider heart disease or stroke to be the greatest health problem they face. Fortunately, about 80 percent of cardiovascular diseases may be prevented through education and simple lifestyle changes. By making a Go Red Commitment, women can take the first step. The organization is calling on women to work together throughout February, American Heart Month, in the following ways:
Join a Friend or Family Member in Making a Go Red Commitment
Now, more than ever, women understand that when they commit and work together, real change is possible. That’s why Go Red For Women is calling upon women to come together and take action in the fight against heart disease and stroke. Making an official Go Red Commitment is easy:
1) Visit GoRedForWomen.org/Commit;
2) Select a personal commitment to get active, eat healthy, monitor your blood pressure, join My Research Legacy™ or donate to Go Red; and
3) Submit your commitment and share on your social channels.
Visit GoRedForWomen.org/Commit to personalize your commitment today.