Heart disease and stroke kill 1 in 3 women, yet 80 percent is preventable through education and lifestyle changes.
Gordon Hospital employees joined the American Heart Associations Go Red For Women movement this past Friday, Feb. 5, 2016 to help raise awareness and save more lives.
Initiated by the American Heart Association, Wear Red Day is a national awareness movement held on the first Friday of every February created to highlight the number one cause of death among women: heart disease, stroke, and all other cardiovascular diseases.
The American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is the nations oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. Founded by six cardiologists in 1924, the organization now includes more than 22.5 million volunteers and supporters. It funds innovative research, fights for stronger public health policies, and provides critical tools and information to save and improve lives. The nationwide organization includes 156 local offices and more than 3,000 employees. The American Stroke Association was created as a division in 1997 to bring together the organizations stroke-related activities. For more information, visit www.heart.org.