Good Samaritans Wear Red to Beat the #1 Killer of Women
February 02, 2018
If you visit CHI Health Good Samaritan on Friday, Feb. 2 you’re likely to see red. Cardiovascular diseases claim the lives of nearly half a million women—almost one per minute—and Good Samaritan staff are wearing red shirts on National Wear Red Day to raise awareness.
Together with the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement, Good Samaritan encourages women to take action. This February, during Heart Month, schedule an annual check-up that can provide personal health information and help assess risk factors for heart disease and stroke. Eighty percent of cardiac and stroke events may be prevented with education and action.
Cardiovascular diseases and stroke cause 1 in 3 women's deaths yearly, killing approximately one woman every 80 seconds. While an estimated 44 million women in the U.S. are affected by cardiovascular diseases and 90 percent of women have one or more risk factor for heart disease and stroke.
For more information visit: goredforwomen.org