Heart Disease is the #1 killer of women, but many women do not know they are at risk.
Go Red for Women is a global campaign which aims to give women a personal and urgent wakeup call about the
risk of heart disease.
Knowing about the most common risk factors, signs and symptoms is the first step n fighting this disease and
saving women’s lives.
The main objectives of the global Go Red for Women Campaign are:
1. To enable the reduction of Cardiovascular Disease in women through improved prevention, early diagnosis
and treatment, beginning with increased awareness
2. Build global awareness, attention and commitment to Cardiovascular Disease in women
The American Heart Foundation started an initiative to increase awareness surrounding the incidence of Heart
Disease in Women. This worldwide campaign is called “Go Red for Women, and has been adopted by the World
Heart Federation of which The Heart Foundation of Jamaica is a member. In June 2009, The Heart Foundation
of Jamaica will be celebrating “Go Red for Women” with a week of activities geared towards increasing awareness
of what is mistakenly conceived to be a “male disease”.
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