Go Red for Women
Special Campaign Helps Women Maintain Heart Health
Local Presenting Sponsor
The American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women campaign educates women about the risks of heart disease and empowers them to take charge of their own heart health. Campaign leaders use tools such as educational programs, screening events, and diet and exercise seminars to help motivate and inspire participants.
The American Heart Association uses all revenue from local and national Go Red For Women activities to support awareness, research, education and community programs that benefit women. For example, the Go Red Heart CheckUp has encouraged over 2 million women of all ages and backgrounds to learn about their own risk of heart disease.
The annual Wear Red Day, held on the first Friday in February, is a national event designed to help individuals in the community show their support for the fight against heart disease.
In 2010, the American Heart Association set a strategic goal to reduce death and disability from cardiovascular disease and stroke by 20 percent by the year 2020. The goal includes improving the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20 percent over the next 10 years through increased education and awareness. The Go Red For Women campaign has made great strides toward achieving this goal.
For more information, visit www.goredforwomen.org.
Taking the Lead in Northeast Ohio
Recognizing the need to help the American Heart Association educate women about heart disease, University Hospitals has joined the Go Red For Women campaign as a local presenting sponsor.
As a sponsor, our core mission is to present community outreach programs designed to
- Educate women about the signs and symptoms of heart disease
- Encourage early detection
- Support lifestyle changes to lessen the risk
Sponsorship of the Go Red For Women program is one important way that UH Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute is educating women throughout Northeast Ohio about the risks of heart disease and empowering them to take control of their health.