Go Red for Women is crucial in driving local support to fund life saving research and to educate women. Though we have made great strides in the advancement of women's cardiovascular health, we still have far to go. We need your help now so that our mothers, sisters and daughters have a chance to fight this silent killer. By sharing a commitment to speak up, spread the word and support the research, you can help save lives.
When I started my career with AHA, I was shocked to learn that cardiovascular disease is the #1 killer of women!
The good news - 80% of cardiovascular and stroke events can be prevented with lifestyle changes.
Let's do this together! Please join me in supporting the American Heart Association and Go Red for Women as we work together to educate women about risk factors and ensure they know all the steps they can take to live a healthier, longer life for themselves and their families.
My personal story - a few years ago I was suffering with severe chest pain. At each ER and doctor visit, I was told I just was stressed and to do yoga and take anti-anxiety medication. I was dismissed. It wasn't until I had a female ER doctor did she take the time to discover what was truly ailing me. Emergency surgery and a long recovery followed, and today I am healthy and thriving. I've heard so many similar stories from other women. We have been ignored by doctors and science, but no longer. Go Red for Women unites women together to fight for equal treatment in science and medicine and raises awareness of cardiovascular disease in women.
Thank you for your support!