“Go Red” For Women And Heart Health This February
February is National Heart Month, and Baptist Easley encourages you to get involved in the mission to fight heart disease in women.
In 2004, the American Heart Association (AHA) faced a challenge. Cardiovascular disease claimed the lives of nearly 500,000 American women each year, yet women were not paying attention. In fact, many even dismissed it as an “older man’s disease.” To dispel the myths and raise awareness of heart disease as the number one killer of women, the American Heart Association created Go Red For Women – a passionate, emotional, social initiative designed to empower women to take charge of their heart health.
Go Red For Women encourages awareness of the issue of women and heart disease, and also action to save more lives. The movement harnesses the energy, passion and power women have to band together and collectively wipe out heart disease. It challenges them to know their risk for heart disease and take action to reduce their personal risk. It also gives them the tools they need to lead a heart healthy life.
Click here to visit the Go Red For Women page to learn more about the dangers of heart disease, to discover how you can help prevent it, and to find out how you can get involved in National Heart Month!
And don’t forget to show your commitment to heart health by taking part in National Wear Red Day this Friday, February 3. Click here for more information!