From: Trisha A. Bellock, RN, Nurse Manager
Winona Health Women’s Health Center
Did you know that heart disease is still the no. 1 killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year? There are more heart-related deaths for women each year than all forms of cancers combined. Heart disease kills more women than men, and at an average rate of one death per minute.
But here is the good news. The American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women is fighting to save women’s lives from heart disease. Progress has been significant, but there’s a long way to go. In our community we can:
• Make the issue of heart disease more visible by encouraging co-workers, family and friends to wear RED on Friday, February 7.
• Increase awareness of heart disease in our community, its deadly impact on women and how we can fight back.
• Start taking small steps to improve your heart health. Increasing physical activity, adopting a heart-healthy diet and learning about heart disease and its risk factors are all great ways to start or to continue your journey to a heart-healthy lifestyle.
This cannot be a one-woman battle. Recruit your friends, family and co-workers to increase awareness and action.
Look for free information and resources at GoRedForWomen.org.
Let’s stand together. We have the power to save our lives. With your help, we can end the no. 1 killer of our mothers, sisters, daughters and friends. Make a difference and Go Red For Women. Please wear RED on Friday, February 7.