February Is American Heart Month

Let’s unite to prevent heart disease and stroke.
Heart disease and stroke kill 1 in 3 women, yet it’s 80% preventable.

We are excited and proud to partner with and support the American Heart Association to help educate consumers together on the importance of prevention of heart disease and stroke awareness.

February is American Heart Month. During the month, thousands of American Heart Association volunteers visit their neighbors. Their goal is to raise funds for research and education and pass along information about heart disease and stroke.  Learn how you can participate in American Heart Month by reading below.

NATIONAL WEAR RED DAY 
Friday, February 2, 2018

Wear Red Day is an important part of the Go Red for Women goal to build awareness and urge women to take concrete actions to reduce their risk of heart disease, and to raise necessary funds for research and education.  By joining with hundreds of other individuals and organizations taking part in Wear Red Day, you can help us continue our efforts. 

You can show your support on National Wear Red Day or any day throughout the year in many ways—from simply wearing red to helping organize an event at your workplace, school or local organization. 

To register for National Wear Red Day and to learn more about Go Red for Women please visit heart.org/denverwearred 

Why Take Action
•    Heart disease is not just a man’s disease. Each year, 1 in 3 women die of heart disease and stroke.
•    80 percent of cardiac events can be prevented.
•    Heart disease and stroke kill more women than men.
•    Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death for African-American women.
•    Hispanic women are likely to develop heart disease 10 years earlier than Caucasian women.
•    90% of women have one or more risk factors for heart disease or stroke. 
•    Raising your voice and sharing how you or your loved ones have overcome heart disease is the strongest action you can take. Go Red for Women is encouraging all women who have been impacted by heart disease to speak red by telling their personal stories of diagnosis, treatment and survival against women’s No. 1 killer.

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. When it comes to beating heart disease and stroke, change can be the cure. Make a change at GoRedForWomen.org.

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Heart Month Events
More information on all our events can be found on the American Heart Association Denver Facebook page www.facebook.com/ahadenver 

Workplace Health Symposium
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
7:15am to 12pm
Cable Center

Connect with Colorado's top leaders in workplace health and well-being in a half-day event. Learn how to connect your wellness program to the heart of your employees and network with other leading wellness companies.
For more information, click here.

Drop Red Gorgeous
Saturday, February 17, 2018
10:30am to 1pm
Wellshire Event Center, Denver

Fashion, Friends, and Fun! Learn how you can take charge of your heart health over a heart-healthy brunch while being inspired by the stories of our Macy’s Go Red models who have been personally affected by heart disease or stroke. This event is open to the public and FREE. 
For more information, click here.