The American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women®’s Go Red Commitment launches today, asking all women to make a serious commitment with improving their heart health.

“Women’s issues are now front and center in our national conversation, yet cardiovascular diseases still kill nearly one in every three women each year. In fact, today, heart disease claims more lives than all forms of cancer combined, and we still don’t fully understand the role gender plays,” said American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown. “That is unacceptable and there is no better time than now for women to come together and make a Go Red Commitment to take action for women’s heart health. When you support Go Red For Women by making a Go Red Commitment, fundraising and sharing your story, more research is funded and more lives are saved.”

In addition, on February 2nd  Wear Red & Give to the American Heart Association.


Heart Health Fact #1

With every beat of your heart blood is sent flowing through 60,000 miles of blood vessels, delivering important nutrition and oxygen to all your organs and tissues.  If you stretched the blood vessels in your body end-to-end, they’d circle the Earth almost 2.5 times! [Cleveland Clinic]