A WOMAN YOU know and love may be affected by cardiovascular disease – at any age. It is the number one killer of women, nationally and in Louisiana. We think it won’t happen to us, but heart disease claims the lives of one in three women. In fact, heart disease now claims more lives than all cancers combined
February is American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women® month and women can raise awareness of their number one killer – heart disease – by wearing red, donating to fund cutting-edge research and life-saving education programs that increase heart disease prevention and reduce heart attacks. Women can also make a difference in their community by taking action and volunteering.
The Go Red for Women campaign is more than a message. It’s a nationwide movement that celebrates the energy, passion and power we have as women to band together to wipe out heart disease and strokes. It’s an easy, powerful way to spread awareness and support the mission of Go Red for Women, which is to provide women with opportunities to prioritize and take charge of their own health, build communities that support and provide access to healthy choices, and demand equal access to healthcare for all women and their families.
Heart disease and stroke claim a woman’s life every 80 seconds. There is no greater killer of American women. We need to rally together as a community to make preventative care of heart disease a top priority. Don’t be silent. Tell every woman you know that heart disease is our number one enemy.
For more information or to join us for our Go Red for Women please visit BatonRougeGoRed.Heart.org.