Go Red For Women celebrates the energy, passion and power we have as women to band together to wipe out heart disease. Too many women die each year because they are unaware of this vital statistic: One woman in three suffers in silence, and almost one woman dies every minute of this largely preventable disease.
We are honored to serve as Co-Chairs for the Colorado Springs 2011 Go Red For Women Education Day & Luncheon which will be held on October 28, 2011, at the Antler’s Hilton. We feel privileged to be working with such a dynamic group of volunteers as well as generous corporate sponsors and the medical community, all of whom are passionate about the fight against heart disease and raising awareness here in Colorado Springs.
We are inspired by our local survivors. Their willingness to share their stories, educate and motivate others to take action is big motivation.
And, we invite you to join us in this important movement. Together by speaking up we can bring a voice to this silent killer and help save lives. We can listen to what our hearts are telling us, talk to our doctors, wear red and spread the word to our family, friends and community about making the right choices for optimal heart health.
We hope you will choose to Go Red with us!
Welcome to the Colorado Springs Go Red For Women Luncheon! We’re delighted you want to learn how you can advance health, stop heart disease and save women’s lives. That’s what Go Red For Women is all about.
Heart disease isn’t just a man’s problem. It’s a woman’s problem, too. In fact, it’s women’s No. 1 killer. And, tragically, far too few women realize their risk from this often-preventable disease. We need to raise women’s awareness, to protect our mothers, daughters, sisters, friends and other loved ones. And ourselves.
You can help, starting today. Here’s how:
First, take charge of your own heart health. Visit your doctor. Know your numbers (learn more at goredforwomen.org). You can improve your blood pressure, cholesterol and other numbers by making lifestyle changes. You’ll be healthier and look and feel better, too.
Second, speak up. Help spread the word that heart disease is women’s No. 1 killer. You can make a difference. Choose to share what you learn today with your family and members of your community.
Third and last, consider making a contribution. Your donation will help fund local and national Go Red activities to support awareness, research, education and community programs to benefit women.
Please don’t leave today without committing to make a difference. Join the Go Red For Women movement — women need your help. There’s so much to do, and so much at stake. Only one in five women believes that heart disease is her greatest health threat. Reducing risk and preventing heart disease starts with education — and you.
By working together, we can help women and their families live longer, stronger lives. Thank you for your generous support.
Chief Executive Officer
American Heart Association
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