What Women Can Accomplish When Drawn Together for a Common Cause

For 10 years, women have been fighting heart disease as part of the Go Red for Women movement. More than 627,000 women’s lives have been saved, but the fight is far from over. Heart disease is still women’s No. 1 killer—it affects more women than men and is more deadly than all forms of cancer combined. Leading the charge to end this deadly foe are members of the American Heart Association’s Las Vegas Circle of Red.

The Circle of Red is one component of the American Heart Association’s national campaign to increase awareness of heart disease—and to inspire women to take charge of their heart health. This grassroots campaign has grown into a vibrant movement as more women, celebrities, healthcare professionals, and politicians embrace and elevate the cause of women and heart disease.

Women who get involved in Circle of Red advocate on behalf of Go Red For Women to address educating the public as to the risk factors; educating healthcare professionals to ensure that providers treat women according to guidelines; educating lawmakers about this pertinent issues and raising funds for women’s awareness, education and research programs.

Heart disease affects women of all ages. Additionally, symptoms vary greatly between men and women and they’re often misunderstood. Women are more likely to experience shortness of breath, nausea, vomiting and back or jaw pain. Other symptoms women should look for would include dizziness, lightheadedness or fainting, pain in the lower chest or upper abdomen and extreme fatigue.

It’s time to take charge of your health. It’s time to shout louder, stand stronger and demand change. Together, we can end heart disease. Learn more at www.lvgored.org

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