Every year, heart disease claims the lives of more women than all cancers combined. This month, we’re doing our part to help our mothers, wives, sisters, and friends beat the odds by sponsoring the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign.
But we’re not stopping there. Go Red is just the start of a year-long partnership between Fidelity National Title and the American Heart Association. Community participation is key to spreading the word about heart disease, says Cindy Copple, Chair of the 2021 Idaho Go Red for Women Executive Leadership Team.
“We all have loved ones and friends who have been affected by this disease,” she says. “That’s why it’s so important for us to band together as a community to reach out and educate Idahoans about the risks. When we know and understand the risk factors, the signs and symptoms, and the preventative measures we can take against heart disease, we’re on our way to creating a healthier state for all of us.”
Go Red for Women is the American Heart Association’s signature initiative to end heart disease and stroke in women. Typically, Go Red features an in-person luncheon to raise awareness. This year, organizers are urging participants to “rock your red” from the comfort of their own homes during the 2021 Idaho Go Red for Women Digital Experience, noon-1 p.m. Feb. 16.
During this virtual event, you’ll hear stories from local community members, learn about research advances, and arm yourself with information that could save the life of yourself or someone you know. You can sign up for this event here.
We’ll include more information about AHA events throughout the year, but in the meantime you can take a few steps to help beat heart disease:
Sign up for CPR training.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, CPR can double or triple a person’s chance for survival after cardiac arrest. In just a few hours, you could radically increase the odds for someone suffering a major medical event. We’ll co-host a community CPR webinar with the American Heart Association at noon Wednesday, June 2. Check upcoming newsletters for details!
Make a donation.
For extra credit, see if your place of business will make a matching contribution.
Start your own fundraiser.
The American Heart Association offers multiple opportunities to raise money, either by yourself or with a group of co-workers or friends. Get inspired by visiting the AHA’s website.
Learn the warning signs of heart disease.
A heart attack or stroke can be harder to spot than you might think, especially in women. Memorize these symptoms and you could save a life.
For more information and to read real-life stories, visit AHA Idaho’s website.