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Plan Now to Go Red for Women

 

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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 extending the reach. 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.

National Wear Red Day, February 5, 2015.  Get your free downloadable materials for companies, organizations, schools and individuals at  http://goredforwomen.org/wearredday.

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