Real women, Real stories – Go Red for Women

On Feb. 5 wear red and learn your risk for heart disease

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Heart survivors Jolette Munoz and Sharon Gillon are living stronger.

Heart disease has long been thought of as a men’s issue, when it is actually the leading cause of death in both men and women. In fact, since 1984, more American women than men have died of heart disease.

Women have the power to reduce their risk of heart disease and stroke and the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign offers tips to set you on a heart-healthy path for life. Wear Red on Friday, Feb. 5 to show your support for better prevention, treatment and research of women’s heart disease.

Still need inspiration? Meet amazing women who are in the fight for their lives against heart disease. Continue reading

Celebrate Go Red for Women: Learn your risk for heart disease

Meet three women advocating for women’s heart health

Be inspired by three amazing women Pam Mace, Diedre Todd and Aimee Bingham who are surviving heart disease.

Be inspired by three amazing women Pam Mace, Diedre Todd and Aimee Bingham who are surviving heart disease.

Women can do anything men can do. And when it comes to heart disease women are breaking barriers.

More women than men die every year from heart disease and stroke, making it the leading cause of death for women.

“The good news is that 80 percent of cardiac events can be prevented with education and lifestyle changes,” says cardiologist Elizabeth Jackson, M.D., director of the Women’s Heart Program at the University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center and author of “An Ageless Woman’s Guide to Heart Disease.”

Campaigns like Go Red for Women, which celebrates National Wear Red Day on Feb. 6, inspires women to advocate for more research and swifter action for women’s heart health. Every minute a women dies from heart disease, and 1 in 3 women’s deaths are caused by heart disease. Continue reading