The American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement is hosting a heart-healthy breakfast on National Wear Red Day for South Floridaâ€™s most influential community leaders. Go Red For Women is the American Heart Association’s campaign to educate women about their No. 1 killer – heart disease, and empower them to take action to prevent it. At the event, guests will learn more about the campaign and how to get involved in order to improve the lives of the local women they influence every day.
The facts are clear. More women die of heart disease than all forms of cancer combined.Â Unfortunately, the killer isnâ€™t as easy to see. Heart disease is often silent, hidden and misunderstood.
â€¢Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â While one in 31 American women dies from breast cancer each year, one in three dies of cardiovascular disease.
â€¢Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Currently some eight million women in the U.S. are living with heart disease, yet only one in six American women believe that heart disease is her greatest health threat.
â€¢Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Ninety percent of women have one or more risk factors for developing heart disease.
RSVP: Maria.Leon@heart.org or 954-492-6912