More than one in three women is living with some form of cardiovascular disease.
Cardiovascular diseases, which includes stroke, are the number 1 killer of women and claim a woman's life about every 80 seconds. But nearly 80 percent of cardiovascular diseases may be prevented. The American Heart Association (AHA) aims to change these realities because losing one woman is too many.
AHA’s signature women’s initiative, Go Red for Women, is a comprehensive platform designed to increase women’s heart health awareness and serve as a catalyst for change to improve the lives of women globally. Go Red For Women inspires women to make lifestyle changes, mobilize communities and shape policies to save lives with the goal of improving the health of all women.
In 2004, the Go Red for Women campaign was launched to solve a problem – too few women knew about their number one killer: cardiovascular disease. Nearly 17 years later, Go Red for Women has evolved into a global movement and is a driving force behind accelerating science, advancing public health policy, addressing the multitude of gender and racial gaps for women in research, healthcare and more, as well as ensuring all women are aware of their greatest health threat, their risks and what they can do to reduce them.
The Go Red for Women experience continues to be the cornerstone of the Go Red for Women movement in local communities. This empowering gathering focuses on preventing heart disease and stroke, shares stories of people impacted by this issue and raises critically-needed funds to support research and education initiatives. It’s no longer just about wearing red; it’s no longer just about sharing heart health facts. It’s about all women making a commitment to stand together and taking charge of their own heart health as well as the health of those they can’t bear to live without.
The more a woman knows about heart disease, the better chance she has of beating it. The first facts you need to know are very serious: Heart disease and stroke cause 1 in 3 deaths among women each year – more than all cancers combined. Fortunately, we can change that because 80 percent of cardiac and stroke events may be prevented with education and action.
2021 Birmingham Go Red for Women will take a digital form with an event on Thursday, May 6, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Meet the Go Red Real Women who are sharing stories of survival and elevating awareness, including two inspiring ladies from Birmingham!
Real Woman 2021 Class Lead Jaime Zeluck Hindlin
The 2021 Class of Real Women
- Ovuke’ Emonina McCoy and Lucy Emonina - HCM Survivors & Heart Transplant Recipients who live in Birmingham. Read their inspiring story!
- Brittany Scheier - 2X Stroke Survivor
- Dani Aylsworth - 2x Cardiac Arrest and Heart Failure Survivor
- Jessica Diede - Peripartum Cardiomyopathy Survivor
- Juliet Abdel - Caregiver, Spontaneous Vertebral Artery Dissection Survivor
- Keturah White - 3X Stroke Survivor
- Kimby Jagnandan - Heart Attack Survivor
- Megan Corbin - Heart Attack Survivor
- Melissa Sloan-Williams - Heart Attack Survivor
- Steffany Quintana - Stroke Survivor
- Yesenia Berbiar - CHD & Stroke Survivor
Real Women 2021 - Congenital Heart Defects Class
- Devon Brzenzynski
- Jane Lee
- Jessica Cowin
- Rachel Owens
Real Women 2021 - Maternal Health Class
- Jen Rohe
- Leah Riegert
- Meredith O'Neal
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