Even as coronary heart disease remains the number-one killer of American women, only one in five women perceive it as a health concern. To help raise awareness of heart disease among women and to encourage more women to take this threat to their health seriously, Texas Regional Medical Center at Sunnyvale is offering a free Red Dress lapel pin in honor of Go Red for Women, a movement by the American Heart Association. Women who receive the complimentary pin will be encouraged to wear it on National Wear Red Day on Friday, February 6 — a day when millions of Americans will don scarlet clothing and accessories to show their support of women and the fight against heart disease. Call 877-554-8762 for your free Red Dress lapel pin.
“Heart disease causes one in three women’s deaths each year. That means that approximately every minute, someone is losing a mother, daughter, aunt, sister or cousin to it,” says Collin Lemaistre, chief executive officer at Texas Regional Medical Center at Sunnyvale. “By raising awareness of heart disease among women, we can help inspire them to take charge of their heart health and take steps to save their lives.”
Go Red For Women is a nationwide movement created by the American Heart Association and designed to celebrate the energy, passion and power that women have to band together and wipe out heart disease. Spreading the Go Red For Women message by wearing red on National Wear Red day empowers women to love – and save – their hearts through lifestyle choices and actions. To learn more about women and heart disease visit GoRedforWomen.org