Southeastern Emergency Equipment is proud to sponsor the 2009-2010 Triangle Go Red For Women movement. Together the American Heart Association and Southeastern Emergency Equipment will work to heighten awareness of women’s heart disease risk, provide women with important prevention information and raise critical funds for research.
Go Red For Women, powered by the American Heart Association’s research, educates and connects millions of women of all ages. With one out of three women still dying from heart disease, we continue to fight this No. 1 killer by helping women turn simple choices into life-saving actions.
Whether it’s eating healthier, exercising more, reducing cholesterol, quitting smoking or learning how to perform CPR and use an AED, Go Red helps women make these choices for themselves and each other.
More than 41 million American women are living with one or more types of cardiovascular disease, yet only one in five view heart disease as their greatest health threat. That’s why the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women helps fund cutting-edge research, conducts lifesaving public and professional educational programs and advocates the for protection of women’s heart health.
Did you know:
Cardiovascular disease kills approximately 450,000 women each year, which is about one every minute.
More women die of cardiovascular disease than the next five causes of death combined, including all forms of cancer.
Sixty-four percent of women who die suddenly of coronary heart disease have no previous symptoms.
This year, the Triangle Go Red For Women initiative will capture women’s energy, passion and power in our united fight against heart disease. Go Red For Women activities include:
National Wear Red Day (February 5, 2010): Go Red in your own fashion! Whether it is a red dress, a red t-shirt, a red dress pin or red lipstick, show the world you passionately support Go Red For Women.
Casting Calls: Tell us your story! We’d like to hear your story of survival and the choices you are making in your lifestyle to improve your heart health. Women who share their stories have the chance to become spokeswomen for the cause – representing Go Red For Women on the Web site, in our marketing materials and at events. Look for information on Casting Calls in the Triangle this February.
Triangle Goes Red For Women Luncheon: Join women from across the Triangle as they celebrate the fight against heart disease and raise funds to support women focused research and education. The luncheon will take place May 7, 2010 at the Marriott Crabtree in Raleigh, NC.
GoRedForWomen.org: The No. 1 online destination where women can join Go Red For Women and learn how to make heart-healthy choices every day. Online resources include:
Go Red Heart CheckUp: An online tool that provides a 10-year, personal heart disease risk assessment.
Community of Stories: Women can connect and share the choices they’ve made to improve their health with the thousands of women who “Go Red.”
Consumer Education: Go Red For Women provides education materials for consumers such as cookbooks, brochures, bookmarks, posters, Web alerts, etc.
Shop Go Red: To support life-saving research and awareness programs, Go Red For Women offers apparel, accessories and other heart-healthy products.
Founded in 1924, the American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary health organization dedicated to building healthier lives, free of heart disease and stroke. To help prevent, treat and defeat these diseases — America’s No. 1 and No. 3 killers — we fund cutting-edge research, conduct lifesaving public and professional educational programs, and advocate to protect public health. To learn more or join us in helping all Americans, call 1-800-AHA-USA1 or visit americanheart.org.