Welcome to Go Red
It is exciting to introduce you to this year’s issue of Go Red for Women. As the co-chairs of the 2023 Go Red for Women campaign, together we have more than 50 years of experience in the health care industry. We have seen people from all backgrounds and demographics enter our doors who simply need human connection and help. Throughout our careers, we have faced challenges that seemed impossible to overcome, yet we still made it through. Being a woman seems to come with its own set of superhero powers, and when joined together, our impact is unstoppable.
Being a part of the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign in Philadelphia is a true honor, as it aligns with our personal and professional goals. We seek to empower those we encounter to take an active role in their health and well-being. Go Red for Women supporters work tirelessly to make sure women are educated and empowered to take action to protect their health.
Even though we as women are strong and can endure a lot, that doesn’t mean we are indestructible. Heart disease is the number-one cause of death in women. However, there are ways in which we can equip ourselves to prevent this trajectory. We believe in giving people the tools and insight to help them lead longer and healthier lives. We want to encourage each of you to take ownership of your physical and mental well-being.
We are inspired by these stories of resilience and hope, and by knowing that there are other women like us who care deeply about saving lives. We are grateful for our partners and volunteers who are dedicated to the mission of the American Heart Association.
Of course, there is more work to be done. We look to you as heart health advocates who are leaders in your own communities and who can bring others on board to help us with our mission. This tremendous support makes all the efforts of the American Heart Association possible.
We hope that this issue is a source of encouragement, to hear from others who share the same passion for fighting heart disease. Each of us can make a difference, advancing heart health for women and saving lives!