American Heart Association Redoubles Awareness Efforts as Cardiovascular Disease Ranks the Number One Killer of WNY and American Women
It's time again for WNY to "Go Red for Women!"
Erie and Niagara Counties still lead the nation in the incidence of heart disease and stroke, as one in two women have died of heart disease and stroke in the area. Go Red for Women debuted in February 2004 with a goal to raise awareness of the risks associated with heart disease. However, Go Red for Women recognizes the urgency of women's heart disease, shifting its primary focus from awareness to action.
Saturday-February 11, 7:30 p.m. game
HSBC Arena Buffalo Sabres Goes Red for Women Night- Sabres will wear their Red Jerseys, fans are asked to wear red! FREE Red dress pins will be handed out and information about Stroke and Heart Disease in Women will be available.
American Heart Month, nationally designated by presidential proclamation each year, raises awareness of cardiovascular disease and encourages all Americans to learn more about its risk factors, its various warning signs, and lifesaving emergency response techniques.
Heart disease contributes to the deaths of more than 500,000 American women every year. "Red symbolizes women's power to take control of their health and passion for the women whose lives have been affected." The association is encouraging everyone to wear red - such as a red dress, shirt, hat or other item on February 3, or another day in February in support of all women who have been touched by heart disease or stroke.
Go Red for Women captures the energy, passion, and intelligence of women to work collectively to wipe out heart disease - the No. 1 killer of women. Since 2004, The American Heart Association has fostered Go Red to grow from a grassroots campaign into a vibrant national movement.
Using the simple moniker "Love Your Heart," Go Red for Women aims to mobilize women, men, celebrities, healthcare providers and politicians to embrace and elevate the cause of women and heart disease. For more information about Go Red For Women, please call 1-888-MY-HEART (1-888-694-3278) or visit GoRedForWomen.org