Why Go Red?
Heart disease and stroke cause 1 in 3 deaths among women each year, killing approximately one woman every 80 seconds. Fortunately, we can change that because 80 percent of cardiac and stroke events may be prevented with education and action. That's why this year we are asking that you wear red on National Wear Red Day, February 7th, 2020, encourage others to do the same, and make the time to Know Your Numbers. Five numbers that all women should know to take control of their heart health are: Total Cholesterol, HDL (good) Cholesterol, Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar and Body Mass Index (BMI). Knowing these numbers can help women and their healthcare provider determine their risk for developing cardiovascular diseases.
Wear Red, Spread the Word & Get Involved
Take a selfie, organize your office to wear red, paint your neighborhood red, organize a neighborhood walk wearing red, or dress your family up in red. Download and use the materials below to help spread the word!
Wear Red Poster
Wear Red Fliers
Blood Pressure Measurement Instructions
Healthy Living Resources
Physical Activity Tips
Donate directly to the Austin Go Red for Women campaign. By doing so, you help support educational programs to increase women's awareness and critical research to discover scientific knowledge about cardiovascular health.
Join the Conversation
Like us on Facebook and Instagram. Follow us on Twitter to get daily inspiration, photos, quotes, heart disease news, healthy living tips and more. Better yet, like and share photos of your friends or be a part of the conversation by sharing what going red means to you and use the hashtags #WearRedandGive and #GoRedATX. Don't forget to tag @AHAAustin!
To learn more on how to participate, contact Emily Franke, Go Red for Women Director, at Emily.Franke@heart.org.
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