American Heart Month, Today is Go Red Day!
Please join us by wearing red and showing your support for women’s heart disease awareness.
Each year, the president designates February as American Heart Month to raise awareness about heart and blood vessel diseases, and to support the essential programs which combat it.
Heart and vascular diseases are the No. 1 killer of women (and men), more deadly than all forms of cancer combined. That is why organizations across the country unite to raise awareness each year of the importance of a heart-healthy lifestyle.
I encourage you to learn more this month:
- Go Red for Women campaign strives to educate women to be more heart healthy.
- The Centers for Disease Control provide a tip a day throughout February.
- Million Hearts® is a national initiative to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes by 2017.
How can you help yourself?
Much cardiovascular disease is preventable and controllable. A healthy diet and regular physical activity should be at the top of your To-Do List every day of the year. For Heart Month, here are some useful links to join with us in this effort:
- Attend an Event This Month
- Know Your Numbers
- Learn How to Live Healthy
- Eat Right
- Living with Heart Disease? Join the WomenHeart Support Group.
How can you help others?
- Share Heart Information with your loved ones in your family and community.
- Encourage others to sign up for this newsletter.
- Support us because your donations help our outreach and education efforts.
And celebrate with us!
We’d love you to share your heart month stories, pictures and activities. We want to hear from you!
Until next time!
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