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Calling All Survivors!

Go Red for Women is looking for its 2024 Real Women Class of Survivors! This annual group of passionate heart disease and stroke survivors share their personal stories to empower other women to be aware of their No. 1 health threat – cardiovascular disease.

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The American Heart Association’s signature women’s initiative, Go Red for Women, is a comprehensive platform designed to increase women’s heart health awareness and serve as a catalyst for change to improve the lives of women globally.

It’s no longer just about wearing red; it’s no longer just about sharing heart health facts. It’s about all women making a commitment to stand together with Go Red and taking charge of their own heart health as well as the health of those they can’t bear to live without. Making a commitment to your health isn’t something you have to do alone either, so grab a friend or a family member and Go Red today.

Cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year, but the simple truth is that most cardiovascular diseases can still be prevented with education and healthy lifestyle changes.

Women Need CPR, Too

Only about 39% of women receive CPR from bystanders in public compared to 45% of men. Brittany Williams and Sharell Weeams were two of the lucky ones whose lives were saved by CPR after they suddenly collapsed in public.

Best Friend Fridays

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Research shows pet companionship is associated with overall better health and well-being. Multiple heart attack survivor Dina Pinelli credits her dog Ananda with helping to save her life and keeping her healthy. Share how your pet helps you stay healthy on social media each Friday in June using #BestFriendFridays.

Make Your Mental Well-being a Priority

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Overall wellness includes both physical and mental health. Learn how the 2023 Real Women Class of Survivors prioritize their mental well-being and get resources for managing your own.

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Mom Life

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. We’re here to help these special people support their health and well-being at every stage of motherhood.

The Real Women: Sharing Stories of Survival

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!

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Learn different ways to donate
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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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Pregnancy and Maternal Health

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.

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Prioritizing your health is important before and after menopause.

Learn about menopause, its symptoms and impact on your health.

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