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.
In 2004, heart disease was considered a man's disease. Never mind that it killed almost 500,000 women a year. But more than a decade after the American Heart Association founded Go Red for Women, the whole world has changed for mothers, sisters, and daughters worldwide. From defining the issue and raising awareness to engaging women to learn their personal risk and mobilizing them to take action, Go Red for Women has led the fight in making it easier for women and their families to lead healthier lifestyles.
I have teamed up with the Go Red for Women campaign because I want to bring awareness to the effects that heart disease has on women. As a woman living with heart disease, this cause is very near and dear to my heart. Every dollar raised is crucial in the fight against our nation's No. 1 and No. 5 killers - heart disease and stroke.
Any contribution you make would be fighting for research that has the potential to affect not only my future but that of our sisters, daughters and granddaughters. Please join me in supporting this great cause and thank you for your consideration of my request.
--Donna Marie Robinson