It's not enough to just live a heart healthy lifestyle, Go Red for Women is about encouraging and educating all women about the importance of heart health. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women - killing more women than all forms of cancer combined. Nearly 1,100 women die each day, but with your help millions of lives can be saved. Most women don't notice the symptoms of heart disease until it's too late, which is why heart disease has been called the silent killer. But we won't be silent.
- Go Red by wearing RED on National Wear Red Day, Friday, February 7, 2014. Show the world you are part of a movement that's aimed at raising awareness about women's No. 1 killer.
- Go Red by speaking red and sharing information about heart disease prevalence, symptoms and prevention with your friends and family. Keep the women in your life informed about how they can make heart healthy lifestyle choices and reduce their risk for heart disease.
- Raising your voice and sharing how you or your loved ones have overcome heart disease is the strongest action you can take. Go Red For Women is encouraging all women who have been impacted by heart disease to speak red by telling their personal stories of diagnosis, treatment and survival against women's No. 1 killer.
- Help Go Red For Women end heart disease in women by making a donation to fund critical, women-related research and education.
- Explain "What it means to Go Red" by sharing the following acronym:
- Get Your Numbers: Ask your doctor to check your blood pressure and cholesterol.
- Own Your Lifestyle: Stop smoking, lose weight, exercise and eat healthy.
- Realize Your Risk: We think it won't happen to us, but heart disease kills 1 in 3 women.
- Educate Your Family: Make healthy food choices for you and your family. Teach your kids the importance of staying active.
- Don't be silent: Tell every woman you know that heart disease is our No. 1 killer. Raise your voice at GoRedForWomen.org.
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