Nearly a decade of years ago, the American Heart Association presented "Go Red for Women", a movement providing information to women about cardiovascular disease. Volunteers with the organization say their ultimate goal is to let people know about the silent killer. Education means understanding the numbers that affect heart health: total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar and body mass index (BMI). Their goal is to light the way for future generations and educate women on how to prevent heart disease. Heart disease takes the life of one in three women each year and kills more than all forms of cancer combined.
Go Red For Women's symbol is a red dress to "create synergy among all organizations committed to fighting this cause", according to the campaign's website, though one need not wear a dress to support the cause.
The American Heart Association also will host its annual Go Red For Women luncheon with guest speaker Jenna Bush Hager on Thursday, March 29, at the Waco Convention Center.
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You might see a lot of people wearing red tomorrow, and they aren't just getting a jump on Valentine's Day. As part of its support, CVS Health helps to fund important life-saving cardiovascular research and provides heart healthy screenings across its MinuteClinic network of retail medical clinics. Women can participate in workshops to learn more about living a healthy lifestyle and learning the signs and symptoms of heart attacks or strokes.
More information about heart disease will be available in all Sussex County libraries during the month of February. "That's an average of one death every forty seconds", said Jessica DiMeo, the Senior Regional Director of Communications at the American Heart Association.
Traditionally, we think about men being the primary victims of heart disease, but each year, it claims the lives of hundreds of thousands of women.