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Protecting Black Mothers

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of new moms, and Black women are often hit the hardest. Go Red for Women is committed to addressing the maternal health crisis and raising awareness about risk.

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Cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer of women

Since 2004, the American Heart Association’s signature women's initiative, Go Red for Women, has addressed the awareness and clinical care gaps of women’s greatest health threat, cardiovascular disease (CVD). We are prepared to meet the evolving needs of women now, and at every age, every stage and every season of their lives as their trusted, relevant source for credible, equitable health solutions.

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Nearly 45% of women ages 20+ are living with some form of cardiovascular disease.

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Less than half of women entering pregnancy in the U.S. have optimal cardiovascular health.

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Women experience unique life stages, such as pregnancy and menopause, that can put them at an increased risk for CVD.

What’s Happening Now

Survivor Stories: Marian Dancy

2024 Class of Survivors Marian Dancy

Experiencing some worrisome symptoms 6 months after the birth of her daughter, Marian Dancy was on a mission for answers after a series of doctor’s appointments. She was eventually diagnosed with peripartum cardiomyopathy, a form of pregnancy-related heart failure.

You’re Our #1 Pick! Move with NFL PLAY 60

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Join the American Heart Association and the NFL for the NFL PLAY 60 Draft Fitness Break on Thursday 4/25 @ 1 pm ET. This digital event for students offers 15 minutes of fitness and fun!

Savory Stuffed Mushrooms for Spring

Try our vegetarian couscous-stuffed portobello mushroom caps with mozzarella. A tasty, nutritious dish perfect for any mealtime!

Supporting Women at Every Age and Stage of Life

Pregnancy and Maternal Health

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Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of new moms. It can pose a threat to women’s heart health during pregnancy and later in life.

Mom Life

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Moms, grandmothers, aunts and other maternal figures do so much for their families. But this can mean taking care of their health sometimes comes last.


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Prioritizing your health is important before and after menopause. Learn about menopause, its symptoms and impact on your health.

Research Goes Red

Go Red for Women and Verily’s Project Baseline have joined forces to launch Research Goes Red, an initiative calling on women across the United States to contribute to health research.

Learn about Research Goes Red

Go Red For Women has all kinds of ways to get involved and use your talents.

You’ll be fighting for yourself, for those you love, and for women all over the world. You’ll make lifelong friends, and more importantly, you’ll make a difference!

Join the Go Red Movement
Learn different ways to donate
Show up and show support Go Red at events nearby

You want to learn about signs, symptoms and risk factors?

If you or a love one have been diagnosed or you are a caregiver for someone with a cardiovascular condition, all the information out there can be overwhelming.

Take your time reading through our information and be sure not to overwhelm yourself. We're here for you.

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Heart Attack Symptoms in Women
Stroke Symptoms in Women

You can join Research Goes Red!

The AHA’s Go Red for Women® movement and Verily’s Project Baseline have joined forces to launch Research Goes Red and are calling on women across the United States to contribute to health research.

By joining Research Goes Red, you can:

  • Contribute through clinical research, surveys, focus groups
  • Only participate in the studies that you're interested in, no obligation
  • Help shape the future of disease management and care
  • Learn about your own health while helping improve health for all
  • And more

Research Goes Red

Congratulations! You've taken the first step to living healthy.

Great choice!

Your purchase of every official Go Red for Women® product supports the fight to end heart disease and stroke in women.

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Go Red for Each Other: Stories of Survival

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Pins, pamphlets, shirts and more! We have everything you need to Go Red to
raise awareness, show your support and help fund our mission with every purchase.

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