That red you’re seeing everywhere? It’s saving lives

Friday was an important day for women everywhere, and you didn’t have to look far to find proof. It was National Wear Red Day – when the entire nation got decked out in red to support the fight against heart disease in women.

Major landmarks and buildings were lit up red from […]

Go Red For Women timeline

2003: First National Wear Red Day.
2004: American Heart Association launches Go Red For Women.
2005: First landmark goes red.
2009: AHA introduces Go Red Por Tu Corazon for women in the Hispanic community.
2010: AHA supports law prohibiting insurance companies from charging women more than men for health insurance coverage.
2011: AHA and Macy’s offer the […]

Obama’s proclamation ushers in 50th anniversary of American Heart Month

To enjoy a “long and healthy life,” Americans should follow a few simple rules, especially those at higher risk of heart disease, President Obama wrote in the annual federal proclamation declaring February as American Heart Month.

The designation is aimed at increasing awareness that heart disease is the nation’s No. 1 […]