Go Red 2020

One in three.

That’s the price women pay for cardiovascular disease. While nearly 80% of cardiac events can be prevented, cardiovascular diseases continue to be a woman’s greatest health threat, claiming the lives of 1 in 3. Heart disease and stroke can affect anyone at any age and new research shows heart attacks are on the rise in younger women. Nearly 45% of women age 20 and older are living with some form of cardiovascular disease.

The American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women movement harnesses the energy, passion and power women have to band together and collectively wipe out heart disease. It challenges women to know their risk and take action to reduce it by giving them the tools they need to lead a heart-healthy life. Go Red for Women also helps fund lifesaving research specific to women and close gender disparity gaps in clinical trial participation.

This year, the American Heart Association will honor survivors of cardiovascular diseases at its Kern County Go Red for Women Luncheon and Fashion Show on Friday, March 6, at the Bakersfield Marriott at the Convention Center. More information on Go Red for Women can be found at www.kerngored.heart.org.

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