America Goes Red To Save Lives.  Give $5.   It’s That Simple!

Everyone can support the fight against heart disease in women by wearing red.  It’s a simple and powerful way to raise awareness that heart disease is the number one killer of women. Join thousands of women, men, companies, groups, organizations and cities across America on February 1, 2013, to help the American Heart Association support critical research and education for heart disease in women.

Here’s how it works:  This Friday, February 1st, everyone is encouraged to wear red to the office and donate $5 to the American Heart Association. Human Resources will be collecting $5 donations from those who wish to participate in this nationwide event, supporting a great cause.

Funds raised by Go Red For Women allow the American Heart Association to help women by offering educational programs, increase women’s understanding about their risk for heart disease and support research to discover scientific knowledge about heart health. The American Heart Association will turn science into materials and tools that healthcare providers and decision-makers can use to help women. Scientific guidelines on women and healthcare providers receive the most up-to-date strategies and treatments tailored to a woman’s individual risk.

Since the first National Wear Red Day 10 years ago, tremendous strides have been made in the fight against heart disease in women, including:

  • 21% fewer women dying from heart disease
  • 23% more women aware that it’s their No. 1 health threat
  • Publishing of gender-specific results, established differences in symptoms and responses to medications and women-specific guidelines for prevention and treatment
  • Legislation to help end gender disparities

But the fight is far from over as still hundreds of thousands of women still die each year. It’s time to stand stronger, speak louder and join us in the fight this National Wear Red Day. It’s time to Go Red!