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Halls of Congress Go Red for Women

On February 12th the halls of the United States Congress went Red for Women! In a tremendous show of support, over 50 female members of Congress crossed party lines to show their support for women’s cardiovascular health.

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Each year during Heart Month, the American Heart Association works with U.S. House and Senate offices to organize a group photo and raise awareness for the issue of women and heart disease and to save lives. This photo is part of the Go Red for Women program which has the goal of encouraging awareness and also action to save more lives. The movement harnesses the energy, passion and power women have to band together and collectively wipe out heart disease. It challenges them to know their risk for heart disease and take action to reduce their personal risk. It also gives them the tools they need to lead a heart healthy life.

This critically important mission was front and center on Capitol hill that day and several Representatives even took time to film short videos about why they Go Red for Women which you can check out on our Facebook and Twitter pages! Click here for more information about Go Red for Women and how to get involved.

 

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