What's "Go Red For Women" Month?
In 2004, the American Heart Association (AHA) faced a challenge. Cardiovascular disease claimed the lives of nearly 500,000 American women each year, yet women were not paying attention. In fact, many even dismissed it as an “older man’s disease.” To dispel the myths and raise awareness of heart disease as the number one killer of women, the American Heart Association created Go Red For Women – a passionate, emotional, social initiative designed to empower women to take charge of their heart health. - From the American Heart Association's Go Red For Women website
Did you know...
African-American women are 35% more likely to die of heart disease than Caucasian women, while Hispanic women face heart disease nearly 10 years earlier than Caucasian women. Pacific Islander women, long considered at low risk, count heart disease as their second leading cause of death.
All throughout the month of February, Belle-Noir.com will be featuring heart healthy tips and recipes in support of the American Heart Association's Go Red For Women campaign! In the meantime, you can download your copy of the American Heart Association's Living Guidelines for Women here.
And be sure to wear your red on Friday, February 3, 2012 in support of Go Red For Women Day and post your pics to the Belle-Noir Magazine Facebook Page!