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San Diego County proclaims Feb. 1 'National Wear Red Day'

Heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases are the No. 1 killer of women in San Diego County, killing over 3,400 mothers, daughters, wives and sisters each year.

American Heart Association kicks off 'Go Red For Women' campaign

The American Heart Association's San Diego Go Red For Women campaign kicked off Jan. 31, with local landmarks and supporters "Going Red" to raise awareness that heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women in San Diego, and across the country.

Go Red funds support education on heart disease in women

Since 2004, the American Heart Association's Go Red For Women has captured the energy, passion and intelligence of women to work collectively to wipe out heart disease, the No. 1 killer of women. Using the simple platform "Love Your Heart," Go Red For Women engages women -- and the men who love them -- to embrace the cause.

Go Red Heart CheckUp

This year, Go Red For Women is challenging 1 million women to understand their heart disease risk and take the Go Red Heart CheckUp at www.GoRedForWomen.org. This important tool forecasts a woman's 10-year risk for heart disease and provides a personalized action plan to help women reduce their risk. Go Red wants women to know their numbers and track their blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose and weight and keep them in a healthy range. For more information about the Go Red Heart CheckUp, Go Red For Women or American Heart Month, visit www.GoRedForWomen.org.

Get smart about heart disease

Heart disease and stroke are the greatest health threats to women of all ethnic backgrounds, but only 21 percent realize it. Consider these facts:

Heart disease and stroke deaths reduced significantly

The American Heart Association is pleased to report that heart disease deaths are down by 25.8 percent and stroke deaths have been reduced by 24.4 percent since 1999. This means that the American Heart Association's strategic goal for coronary heart disease has been achieved, and for stroke nearly achieved -- ahead of time. The goal was to reduce coronary heart disease and stroke deaths and risks by 25 percent by 2010. The reduction in the death rates for coronary heart disease and stroke equate to approximately 160,000 lives saved in 2005.

Go Red For Women celebrates five years

This year the American Heart Association's Go Red For Women campaign celebrates its 5th anniversary of building awareness and educating women about cardiovascular disease, the No. 1 killer of American women.

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American Heart Association's Go Red for Women - 2014

The American Heart Association and The Daily Transcript celebrate the passion and power of women working together to wipe out heart disease.

American Heart Association's Go Red for Women - 2012

The American Heart Association and The Daily Transcript celebrate the passion and power of women working together to wipe out heart disease.

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