For nearly 100 years, the American Heart Association has been fighting heart disease and stroke and helping families and communities thrive. The American Heart Association is headquartered in Dallas, Texas, and has offices in Fort Worth, as well as other urban and rural communities throughout the country.
Each February, we invite our communities to celebrate American Heart Month, a time to pay special attention to understanding, preventing, and treating heart disease – the leading cause of death in the nation. We also recognize that cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in women, claiming more lives than all cancers combined. The reality is currently, more than 44% of women ages 20 and older are living with some form of cardiovascular disease[i]. In addition, Women account for more than 57% of total stroke deaths but also account for more than 4 million survivors over the age of 20.
To ensure that we are addressing this important issue, we invite you to be part of our mission through the following Calls to Action.
February 2023 Calls to Action:
Be Aware – All women need to be aware that cardiovascular disease is their greatest health threat. Learn more about heart disease and stroke in women at GoRedforWomen.org.
Take Action – Know your numbers, know your family history, take charge of your health – mind and body and participate in research. Help close the gender gap in cardiovascular research by joining Research Goes Red. Learn more at GoRedforWomen.org/researchgoesred.
Advocate – Significant disparities persist for women, particularly women of color, in access to quality care, representation in research, and bystander CPR. Join the fight against heart disease and stroke at YoureTheCure.org.
Learn - A woman is less likely to receive CPR from a bystander than a man so be the beat for a woman you love by becoming a lifesaver and learning Hands-Only CPR today by visiting heart.org.
Join Us - On Friday, March 3, 2023, 500 guests from our community will unite together to enjoy a delicious lunch, an inspiring keynote address, a moving survivor story, a silent auction, and more. Most of all, we will join together to raise funds and awareness that losing even one woman to heart disease is too many.
Learn more about the American Heart Association