As the number one killer of women, cardiovascular disease claims the lives of many American women each year, yet we generally don't pay attention. In fact we tend to be dismissive of the symptoms of heart disease and strokes as we may be experiencing them. Women generally view these as an older man’s disease but the reality is that it is an "us" disease. To dispel the myths and raise awareness the American Heart Association created Go Red For Women, designed to empower women to take charge of their heart health.
"There is nothing women cannot do, cannot face and cannot overcome when they stand together."
To help raise awareness, every year, on the first Friday of February, women across the country are encouraged to wear red. Awareness is so important, in fact, that every year during New York Fashion Week, Go Red hosts The Red Dress Collection , featuring celebrity walkers, influencers and survivors raising awareness of women’s heart health.
"Be relentless in support of women's health". Our hearts ️depend on it.