American Heart Association

The Problem

In today’s world, women are juggling their careers, their family’s health and safety, school schedules, daily chores, errands and so much more. They give and give and give — often at the expense of their own health.

This is why more women die from heart disease and stroke than any other condition, including all forms of cancer combined.

Women are also less likely to receive CPR
and are more likely to be misdiagnosed when experiencing a heart attack. Some are not going to the hospital out of fear due to COVID-19. The American Heart Association is fighting these issues for women, but we can’t do it alone.

Making a Difference

As a supporter of the Capital Region American Heart Association, YOU can help make a lasting impact in people’s lives not only in our community but also around the world. Together we will educate those in the Capital Region on the importance of living a healthy lifestyle, we will find cures for heart disease and stroke, and we will level the playing field for women so that every woman has the opportunity to live life so she can invest her energy back into the ones she loves.

We will not rest until all Americans are free from the risk of Cardiovascular Disease, Stroke and less susceptible to other illnesses such as COVID-19.

Are you with us?

Go Red for Women

Go Red for Women is changing the perception women in the Capital Region have about heart disease and stroke. Throughout the year, we share life-changing stories of triumph and loss to inspire women to make changes to their own personal health. Through National Wear Red and Give Day, we blanket the Capital Region in a sea of red so that women know heart disease and stroke are their number one health threats. And through our programs, we are working with underserved communities to improve health and opportunities for all women.

Since its inception, Go Red for Women has walked alongside millions of Capital Region women to improve their cardiovascular health while raising more than $500 million dollars for research and education initiatives. By working with local champions like you, we can achieve so much more!

Go Red for Women challenges women to know their risk for heart disease and stroke and to take action to live a healthier lifestyle. The priority issues of focus for Go Red for Women include ensuring all women are aware, helping women take charge of their health, ensuring women are receiving CPR when needed, closing gender gaps in research and STEM and addressing inequities in access and quality of care.

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