Go Red for Women: Support Women’s Heart Health This Valentine’s Day

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Go Red for Women: Support Women’s Heart Health This Valentine’s Day


February is Heart Awareness Month, and once again the American Heart Association (AHA) is giving extra love to women through their Go Red for Women campaign. Since 2004, the AHA has worked to battle women’s heart disease through education, with a sleek website at GoRedForWomen.org where visitors can view colorful infographics relating to heart disease prevention, as well as donate money to fight heart disease. Spreading the word about the number one killer of women is essential to wiping out heart disease forever.

Today, 1 in 4 women dies of heart disease. Significant progress has been made over the last decade however there is still work to be done. The campaign invites mothers, daughters, sisters, and friends to band together, shout louder, stand stronger, and demand change. Prevention tips are listed on the site to provide women with the secret weapons to combatting this powerful disease – Eating healthy, staying active, elevating stress, and eliminating poor habits such as smiling are suggested.

To find out if you are at risk, use this handy online tool to assess your Heart Score. Anyone 20 or older who doesn’t already have heart disease or diabetes, and anyone under 20 with a family member who had heart disease at an early age are encouraged to use this tool. Take the first step in protecting yourself and those you love. Take action and Go Red for women everywhere. For more information, ways to get involved, or to make a donation click here.

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