Wear red and give on Feb
Join the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women Movement to Take Action Against Heart Disease
Davenport, January 29, 2018 National Wear Red Day is just around the corner on Friday, Feb. 2, a day individuals, workplaces and organizations spread awareness of heart disease by wearing red. Help to spread awareness of the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement by wearing red and posting photos to social media using WearRedandGive and QCGoRed. Free flyers, posters and other resources are also available.
which includes stroke, claim the life of a woman about every 80 seconds. But about 80 percent of cardiovascular diseases may be prevented.
As the No. 1 killer of women claiming the lives of one in three women cardiovascular diseases force us to consider that a woman we know and love may be affected at any age. In fact, today heart disease claims more lives than all forms of cancer combined.
There is good news: heart disease and stroke may be prevented by understanding your family health history, knowing your numbers and making simple lifestyle changes.
Learn Your Family History.
You can control some risk factors such as blood pressure, smoking, cholesterol and lack of regular physical activity. You can’t control factors such as age, gender and family history.