Feb 05, 2021

Wear red to fight women’s heart disease

Heart disease claims the life of 1 in 3 women—for some, that woman is their grandmother, mother, sister, wife, or friend. But, heart disease doesn’t have to be a losing battle. On the first Friday in February, join the fight against women’s heart disease by dressing in red to support Go Red for Women®.  

Go Red for Women® is the American Heart Association’s movement to end heart disease in women. Heart disease, also referred to as cardiovascular disease, is the number one killer of womentaking a life every minute. A healthy heart starts with education so it’s important to know the signs for early detection, understand the risks for prevention, and spread the word about the dangers of heart disease.

We understand the importance of early detection and prevention in ending heart disease. That’s why Medicare covers cardiovascular disease screenings once every 5 years. A cardiovascular disease screening is a simple blood test that helps detect conditions that may lead to heart disease. Call your doctor to find out more about your cardiovascular disease screening.

There is much more to discover about the risks, prevention, and treatment of heart disease. Go Red for Women® on February 7 to show your support in ending this disease.