COLUMBUS, Ohio — 10TV is joining forces with the American Heart Association this month to help spread awareness for women's heart health.
The "Go Red for Women" campaign is directed to help spread awareness of heart disease in women. According to the AHA, while most cardiac events can be prevented, cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in women and claims the lives of one in three women.
Join us as we help shine a light on women's health!
Why Go Red?
• Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women – including new moms.
• More than 44% of women aged 20 and older are living with some form of cardiovascular disease.
• Women are less likely than men to receive bystander CPR and less likely to survive an out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrest.
• Only 38% of cardiovascular clinical research trial participants were women, as of 2020.
The AHA also hosts a "Go Red for Women Experience" every year to educate women about these deadly diseases. Since 2004, the AHA has helped bring awareness and prevention tips to millions of women, working to bridge the racial gap in health care in the process.
It’s a message 10TV has proudly helped spread in the past, and this year was no different.
You can join 10TV's Yolanda Harris at the AHA's Go Red for Women Luncheon on Feb. 16 by texting "MY SUPPORT" to 614-450-3345.
This year's theme, "Be the Beat," will highlight impactful, local Association-funded research focused on improving maternal health outcomes, tools and information to help Columbus improve training and bystander CPR rates for women.
During the month of February, the campaign's national sponsor, CVS Health, is offering free heart health screenings at MinuteClinic locations across the country. For more information, visit GoRedforWomen.org.