Heart disease is the leading cause of death of adults worldwide—and that’s even truer for women. Too many families are losing loved ones of all ages. Each year, heart disease kills more than 786,000 Americans, which is larger than the population of several states (Alaska, North Dakota, Vermont and Wyoming).
Go Red for Women is the American Heart Association’s Movement to end heart disease and stroke in women. It’s no longer just about wearing red; it’s no longer just about sharing heart health facts. It’s about all women making a commitment to stand together with Go Red and taking charge of their own heart health as well as the health of those they can’t bear to live without. Learn more about Go Red for Women and American Heart Month by clicking here.
The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – the two leading causes of death in the world. They team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases.
The American Heart Association wants everyone to understand the threat – and to know that cardiovascular diseases and stroke are largely preventable. Risks can be lowered by adhering to what they call Life’s Simple 7: not smoking, being physically active, maintaining a healthy body weight, eating a healthy diet, controlling blood pressure, controlling cholesterol and controlling blood sugar.