Sacramento Celebrates 10 Years of Go Red For Women® | Moms
Join News10's Keba Arnold as she helps the American Heart Association in Sacramento celebrate 10 years of Go Red For Women! Keba emceed the kicking off the 10th anniversary of National Wear Wear Red Day at Arden Fair mall on February 1. Women, men and families of all ages attended the celebration to help raise awareness of heart disease as the number one killer of women by wearing red.
You can join Keba again on April 26th in Stockton at a 'Go Red' luncheon and a second luncheon will be held on May 3rd in Sacramento. Stay tuned to News10 for further details!
Since the inception of 'God Red', more than 627,000 women have been saved from heart disease and 330 fewer women are dying per day. Women who Go Red are more likely to make healthy choices with nearly 90 percent making at least one healthy behavior change and more than one-third having lost weight. More than 40 percent have checked their cholesterol levels while one-third have talked with their doctors about developing heart health plans.
But the fight is far from over. According to the American Heart Association, heart disease causes one in three women's deaths each year, killing approximately one woman every minute. An estimated 43 million women in the U.S. are affected by heart disease and 90 percent of women have one or more risk factors for developing heart disease.
Visit GoRedForWomen.org to learn more and to find out how to join in the fight to end heart disease in women.