One in three. That’s the price women pay for cardiovascular disease. While nearly 80 percent of cardiac events can be prevented, cardiovascular diseases continue to be a woman’s greatest health threat, claiming the lives of 1-in-3 women.

Fifteen years ago, Go Red for Women was born as a campaign to raise awareness among women about their great health threat – heart disease. Today, the campaign is a movement that harnesses the energy, passion and power women have to band together and collectively wipe out heart disease. It challenges women to know their risk for heart disease and take action to reduce it. It also gives them the tools they need to lead a heart-healthy life.

This year, the American Heart Association will honor the following heart disease and stroke survivors at its Go Red for Women Luncheon and Fashion Show on March 1 at the Bakersfield Marriott at the Convention Center.

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