HEART COUNCIL News:
Many people think that heart disease is a problem for other people. Women especially may feel this way. But heart disease is the number one killer of women, killing more than all forms of cancer combined and killing more women than men. Yet only one woman in five believes that heart disease is her greatest health threat.
Go Red For Women® is a national movement led by the American Heart Association that is now in its tenth year of raising awareness to save the lives of women by reducing heart disease.
Currently one woman in three dies of cardiovascular disease, but many of these deaths can be prevented. That is what Go Red For Women® is all about – educating women (and men) about heart disease so that it can be prevented, treated, and perhaps even ended.
Wear Red Day® this year is Feb. 7. It’s an opportunity to show your support for the fight against women’s number one killer – heart disease. The Los Alamos Heart Council (a United Way Community Partner) will be in the lobby of Los Alamos National Bank 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, to promote and celebrate Friday’s Wear Red Day®.
The public is invited to stop by the LANB lobby to learn about the risk factors for heart disease and how staying physically active, eating a heart-healthy diet, and getting regular checkups can help you stand strong against heart disease.
For more information on heart disease, visit https://www.goredforwomen.org/.