Why Go Red for Women?
Each of us has a reason to Go Red—whether it’s a personal
connection, a loved-one lost, or simply because you know it’s good for our
community—and regardless of the reason you Go Red for Women, I am grateful for
I Go Red for many reasons, among them is that I believe in
research, and that science can change, improve and lengthen lives for everyone.
The American Heart Association is working relentlessly to change the fact that
even as the number 1
killer of women, claiming the lives of 1 in 3 women, we have only been required
to be included in heart disease research since 2012. Prior to Go Red for
Women, only 30% of women knew that heart disease was their greatest health
threat, claiming more lives each year than all forms of cancer combined.
We can make a difference by engaging the business community and leaders
in this important cause. The
Go Red for Women movement has made tremendous strides in the fight against
heart disease and stroke in women. However, we still have a long way to go
when it comes to awareness and research for women’s heart health.
Now more than ever, the American Heart Association is a
powerful force for health and well-being. When you give to the American Heart
Association you are making a dramatic impact in the fight against heart disease
and stroke—our No. 1 and No. 2 global killers. We know that 80 percent of heart
disease is preventable. With the bright minds at the forefront of American
Heart Association-funded research, a cure could be just around the corner.
I am so grateful for your support of Go Red for Women and
the American Heart Association—together we will help to empower women and
educate our communities on the importance of being an active advocate and
participant in bettering heart health for all.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart,
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.