Thursday, March 12, 2015

Have A Heart

The American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest, largest voluntary organization devoted to fighting cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Founded by six cardiologists in 1924, their organization now includes more than 22.5 million volunteers and supporters working tirelessly to eliminate these diseases. They fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies and provide lifesaving tools and information to save and improve lives across America.

Their mission to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke, is evident in everything they do. To improve the lives of all Americans, they provide public health education in a variety of ways. The American Heart Association is the nation’s leader in CPR education training. They help people understand the importance of healthy lifestyle choices and provide science-based treatment guidelines to healthcare professionals to help ensure the best treatment for every patient, every time. They also educate lawmakers, policy makers and the public as they advocate for changes to protect and improve the health of our communities.

Over the years, cardiovascular disease claimed the lives of nearly 500,000 American women; yet women were not paying attention. In fact, many even dismissed it as an "older man’s disease". In 2003, the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), the American Heart Association (AHA) and other organizations committed to women’s health joined together to raise awareness of women and heart disease. The NHLBI introduced the red dress as a national symbol for women and heart disease awareness and the AHA adopted this symbol to create synergy among all organizations committed to fighting this cause. To dispel the myths and raise awareness of heart disease as the number one killer of women, the American Heart Association, similar to the NHLBI, created Go Red For Women, a passionate, emotional, social initiative designed to empower women to take charge of their heart health.

Today, Thursday, March 12, The American Heart Association invites you to attend the annual Boston Go Red for Women Luncheon & Educational Forum at the Sheraton Boston Hotel, 39 Dalton Street in Boston. The event runs from 9am-1:30pm, beginning with educational forums in the morning, followed by a networking reception, exhibits, luncheon and fashion show. The educational and inspiring event raises awareness for women’s heart health and celebrates the Go Red For Women campaign. Tickets are $250 and worth every penny to support such a great cause. For more information visit We thank the AHA and everyone participating in the event for devouring the details of women's heart health and remind you to dress in red!

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