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Women are strong. We are smart. We solve problems. Women can do anything men can do. And, there are some things we’re even better at – dying of heart disease and stroke. Like breaking barriers? Go Red! And help break the one against heart disease.

It’s not just a man’s disease. Each year, 1 in 3 women die of heart disease and stroke. But we can change that because 80 percent of cardiac events can be prevented with education and lifestyle changes.

When it comes to beating heart disease and stroke, change can be the cure. Make a change at GoRedForWomen.org.

Go Red For Women is about much more than wearing red on National Wear Red Day. It’s about making a change.

Here are a few ways you can make a change today:

  • Go to GoRedForWomen.org to learn what you can do to reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke.
  • Encourage your family and friends to take small steps toward healthy lifestyle choices to reduce their risk for heart disease and stroke, too.
  • Explain “What it means to Go Red” by sharing the following acronym:
    • Get Your Numbers: Ask your doctor to check your blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose.
    • Own Your Lifestyle: Stop smoking, lose weight, be physically active and eat healthy.
    • Raise Your Voice: Advocate for more women-related research and education.
    • Educate Your Family: Make healthy food choices for you & your family. Teach your kids the importance of staying active.
    • Donate: Show your support with a donation of time or money.

Learn the facts about heart disease in women

FACT 1: Cardiovascular diseases cause one in three women’s deaths each year, killing approximately one woman every minute.
FACT 2: Since 1984, more women than men have died each year from heart disease & stroke.
FACT 3: Heart disease and stroke affect women of all ethnicities.
FACT 4: Women who are involved with the Go Red For Women movement live healthier lives.
FACT 5: When you get involved in supporting Go Red For Women by advocating, fundraising and sharing your story, more lives are saved.

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