The American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement in Northwest Ohio is asking all women and those who love them to celebrate National Wear Red Day Friday, Feb. 7.
Heart disease is the number-one killer of women – killing more women than all forms of cancer combined. Most women don’t notice the symptoms of heart disease until it’s too late, which is why heart disease has been called the silent killer.
The American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women effort is asking all women to Go Red by wearing red, living a healthy lifestyle and “speaking red” by spreading the message that heart disease is killing our mothers, daughters, sisters and friends.
For more than a decade, millions of women have united to raise their voices about this silent killer. While there has been remarkable progress, nearly 1,100 women are still dying each day.
To help in the effort:
• Wear read on National Wear Red Day, Friday, Feb. 7.
• Join Go Red For Women. Visit GoRedForWomen.org to learn how to get involved.
• Speak up and share information about heart disease prevalence, symptoms and prevention with family, friends and coworkers. Keep the women in your life informed about how they can make heart healthy lifestyle choices and reduce their risk for heart disease.
• Raise your voice and share how you or your loved ones have overcome heart disease is the strongest action you can take. Go Red For Women is encouraging all women who have been impacted by heart disease to tell their personal stories of diagnosis, treatment and survival against heart disease.
• Help Go Red For Women end heart disease in women by making a donation to fund critical, women-related research and education.
“For 10 years, women have been fighting heart disease individually and together,” said Kali Wulff, Special Events Director of the Northwest Division of the American Heart Association. “More than 627,000 women’s lives have been saved, but the fight is far from over. Go Red For Women is about much more than wearing red. It’s about living a longer, stronger life and encouraging your love ones to do the same.”
Go Red for Women is sponsored nationally by Macy’s; Local media sponsors are WTOL, The Blade and Clear Channel Radio.