Did you know that cardiovascular disease is the #1 killer of women, claiming more lives than all forms of cancer combined?
It's a fact that's not well known, as the American Heart Association (AHA) has recently noticed a decline in awareness around the issue. Too many woman are unaware - particularly our youngest, most diverse female populations who are disproportionately at risk for heart disease or strokes.
This Friday, we're teaming up with KOMO, STAR 101.5 and the AHA to bring that awareness back up.
We're Going Red - and we want you to join us!
It's easy, just post a picture or video of you wearing red this Friday, February 5th, tag us and use #goREDwa.
The Go Red for Women initiative is the American Heart Association’s signature campaign to end heart disease and stroke in women. The group works in communities around the world to help women understand that cardiovascular disease is their greatest health threat and that they should take action to lower their risk.
According to the AHA, Go Red for Women has funded life-saving women’s research, advanced public health policy, championed closing gender gaps in research and STEM and created a platform for women to address their greatest health risk – cardiovascular disease over the past 17 years.
For more information about Go Red for Women, click here.