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NATIONAL WEAR RED DAY
Go Red for Women
movement urges all women to
take action against heart disease
The American Heart
world’s leading nonprofit
focused on heart and brain
health for all, together
with its signature movement,
Go Red for Women,
encourages you to ‘wear
red and give’ today on National
Wear Red Day to
raise awareness of cardiovascular
greatest health threat.
kills one woman every 80
seconds and takes more
lives than all forms of
cancer combined. Heart
disease and stroke also
impact the lives of one
in three women – or a
third of mothers, sisters
and friends – and cardiac
events are on the rise in
young women in their 20s.
While 80 percent of cardiovascular
be prevented through modest
changes to diet and lifestyle, disparities in care for women’s heart and brain
health continue to exist. In addition, heart disease and stroke symptoms can
present differently in women compared to men. Women also make up less than
half of all clinical trial participants globally, with women of color only accounting
for three percent.
As a result, more research is needed to close gender disparity gaps when it
comes to cardiovascular research, treatment and care.
The American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women movement, nationally
sponsored by CVS Health and New York City Go Red sponsors are the Elizabeth
Elting Foundation, Rewire Me by Rose Caiola and UBS. Additional local support
comes from Estée Lauder, G-III Apparel Group, Ltd., Montefiore, Mount Sinai
Heart, Northwell Health, NYU Langone, Pfizer and Valerie Wilson Travel and
through the month of February to help save lives of women around the world.
Here’s how you can join Go Red for Women in support of women’s health:
• Wear red on National Wear Red Day, Friday, Feb. 7, 2020 to raise
awareness about cardiovascular disease – the leading cause of death in
women. The iconic Red Dress Pin and other apparel at is available at
• Make a donation to support the lifesaving work of the American Heart
Association at WearRedDay.org.
• CVS Health is the national sponsor of the American Heart Association’s
Go Red for Women Movement and will be offering no-cost heart-health
screenings at MinuteClinic® locations nationwide every Thursday in
• Sign up to participate in the lifesaving clinical trial research through
the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women movement and
Verily’s Project Baseline: Research Goes Red initiative.
• Join the conversation by using #WearRedAndGive on social media.
Cardiovascular diseases continue to be a woman’s greatest health threat.
To treat, beat and prevent heart disease and stroke, women should understand
family health history, know their five key personal health numbers - these help
determine risk for heart disease and stroke: total cholesterol, HDL (good) cholesterol,
blood pressure, blood sugar and body mass index – and make healthy behavior
changes like moving more, eating smart and managing blood pressure.
— Courtesy of American Heart Association