The Daily Transcript is pleased to partner with the American Heart Association to showcase the Wear Red for Women movement on Feb. 3. This spotlight section details the Wear Red for Women luncheon and offers information on heart health as it relates to women.
Statistics show that no disease, not even cancer, claims as many women’s lives as heart disease. It causes about one death per minute among females -- nearly half a million mothers, wives and daughters every year. That is more lives than are claimed by the next five causes of death combined.
Women’s rate of awareness that heart disease is the leading cause of death has nearly doubled from 30 percent in 1997 to 55 percent now, according to a special women’s issue of Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association, released this week.
"Palomar Pomerado Health, in partnership with the American Heart Association, is helping educate women across San Diego County about the need to take care of themselves so they will be around for their families. As a husband, father, and son, I encourage women to help safeguard their own heart health and to encourage women they know to join the Go Red For Women movement, too."
The American Heart Association encourages San Diegans to support the Go Red For Women movement and to "Wear Red In Your Own Fashion"” on Feb. 3. Whether a red dress, red lipstick, a red tie or even red socks, take the time to show your support.
All proceeds from the Go Red For Women Legacy Luncheon help fund life-saving research and educational programs of the American Heart Association.