1 in 3 women die of heart disease and stroke each year. The American Heart Association's 'Go Red for Women' campaign encourages awareness of the issue of women and heart disease, and also action to save more lives. The movement harnesses the energy, passion and power women have to band together and collectively wipe out heart disease. They encourage you to join movement to end heart disease and stroke in women because it’s not just a man’s disease.
Here’s what it means to Go Red:
G: GET YOUR NUMBERS
Ask your doctor to check your blood pressure and cholesterol.
O: OWN YOUR LIFESTYLE
Stop smoking, lose weight, exercise, and eat healthy.
It’s up to you. No one can do it for you.
R: REALIZE YOUR RISK
We think it won’t happen to us, but heart disease kills one of three women.
E: EDUCATE YOUR FAMILY
Make healthy food choices for you and your family.
Teach your kids the importance of staying active.
D: DON’T BE SILENT
Tell every woman you know that heart disease is our No. 1 killer.
Raise your voice here at GoRedForWomen.org
When a person is having a cardiac arrest, survival depends on immediately receiving CPR from someone nearby. And because about 70% of cardiac arrests happen at home, odds are the person who needs CPR will be someone you love: a family member or a friend. This year’s Heart Month urges people to be the beat it takes to keep someone alive by learning the two simple steps it takes to save a life with Hands-Only CPR. People can find information, video tutorials and CPR classes on heart.org.
Did you know:
- Only about 46 percent of people who suffer from cardiac arrest receive CPR from a bystander.
- Cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death in the world. Each year, more than 350,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur in the United States.
National Wear Red Day: Friday, Feb. 3 Rock your color red and use these hashtags on social media to see others spreading the power of awareness and change! #WearRedDay #GoRedLA #WearRedDay
- Suggested image: An image from prior Wear Red Day participation
- More than 350,000+ people die of cardiac arrest every year in the U.S. We can help bring that number to zero. @AHASouthernCA / @AHACalifornia is calling on us to Be the Beat by learning 2 simple steps to save a life with Hands-Only CPR via heart.org/HandsOnlyCPR. #CPRwithHeart #GoRedLA
- According to @AHASouthernCA @AHACalifornia , if you are called on to give CPR, you will most likely be trying to save the life of a loved one because nearly 3 out of 4 cardiac arrests happen at home. Be the Beat for someone you love by learning to be a Heartsaver at heart.org/HandsOnlyCPR #CPRwithHeart #GoRedLA
Aired January 29, 2023: On this show: Lisa Foxx interviewed Dr. Romilla Batra...the Chief Medical Officer for SCAN Health Plan and a volunteer expert for the American Heart Association. She is also the chair of the Association's 2023 Go Red for Women movement.