CHICAGO (NEWS RELEASE) (WLS) -- Go Red for Women is the American Heart Association's national movement to end heart disease and stroke in women. Cardiovascular diseases cause one in three women's deaths each year, killing approximately one woman each minute.
The good news is that 80 percent of cardiac events can be prevented with education and lifestyle changes. Go Red for Women advocates for more research and swifter action for women's heart health. The movement harnesses the energy, passion and power women have to band together to collectively wipe out heart disease and stroke. It challenges them to know their risk for heart disease and take action to reduce their personal risk. It also gives them the tools they need to live a heart-healthy life.
For more information on the Go Red for Women movement, visit www.GoRedforWomen.org.
ABOUT THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION
Founded in 1924, we're the nation's oldest and largest voluntary health organization dedicated to building healthier lives, free of heart disease and stroke. To help prevent, treat and defeat these diseases - America's No. 1 and No. 5 killers - we fund cutting-edge research, conduct lifesaving public and professional educational programs, and advocate to protect public health. To learn more or join us in helping all Americans, call 1-800-AHA-USA1 or visit americanheart.org.