Your generosity enables the American Heart Association to fund groundbreaking research, develop guidelines to improve patient care and help people lower their risk factors for heart disease and stroke. As long as heart disease continues to be the nation’s No. 1 cause of death, the importance of our work will only grow. Please consider making a gift today.
Being involved with the Circle of Red and Go Red For Women is empowering. Not only do we raise funds for research dedicated to women’s health, we also have an incredible platform and opportunity to enhance knowledge and inspire action around women’s heart health. It is an honor to be the Circle of Red Chair...and in my 50th birthday year! So, what better way to embrace health, happiness and good cheer than to cheer on research that makes my heart full...
Heart disease is our No. 1 killer and it takes more lives than all forms of cancer combined, and yet many of us do not see heart disease as our primary health threat. Gratefully, 80 percent of women can address their heart health with diet and exercise, so let's empower each other to prevent these 80 percent of cardiovascular diseases, while researchers focus on curing the 20 percent that is not preventable.
High blood pressure is a major risk factor for both heart disease and stroke, and more than 50 percent of high blood pressure-related deaths are women. Know your blood pressure and manage it. Through “positive pressure” I challenge you to learn your numbers in the next week.
We matter. Our health matters. And our heart health is not the same as a man’s. Make your heart full by making your heart, and your health a priority!