“Wear Red and Give” to Support American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women

The American Heart Association (heart.org), the relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives, together with its Go Red for Women movement, is asking the community to “wear red and give” to support Go Red for Women during National Heart Month and on National Wear Red Day on February 4.

Heart disease in the number one killer of women, taking more lives than all forms of cancer combined. Cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke, remains the leading global cause of death, with more than 17.3 million deaths each year. Heart disease and stroke claim the lives of one in three women – a third of our mothers, sisters, and friends. This is why the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women movement, nationally recognized by CVS Health, encourages people to show their support by wearing red and giving to raise awareness and save lives from heart disease. Wear red to raise awareness about heart disease on February 4, and join the conversation in support of women’s health by using #GoRedNE and #WearRedDay.

The American Heart Association is a nonprofit organization that has been fighting heart disease and stroke and helping families and communities thrive for nearly 100 years. They fund cardiovascular medical research, educate consumers on healthy living, and foster appropriate cardiac care in an effort to reduce disability and deaths caused by cardiovascular disease and stroke. For more information, visit heart.org.