SouthWest Affiliate Go Red Sunday

Every year heart disease claims the lives of 460,000 women in our country, and one of those women could be sitting in the pew beside you.  In fact, it’s the No. 1 killer of American women, and that means that someone’s mom, aunt, sister or dear friend will lose her life this year. 

The American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement encourages women to take action to reduce those numbers, and on Sunday, February 5, 2017, we are asking you to join other faith-based organizations in the fight against heart disease.  As the leader of a faith-based organization, God has empowered you to share the Good News.  And part of that is sharing life-saving health information with your members.  So we are providing materials to help you encourage individuals to:
  • Wear red on Sunday, February 5, 2017.
  • Join the fight against heart disease and ask every woman in your congregation to sign up for Go Red For Women.
  • Take the Go Red Heart Check-Up, our online risk assessment tool at
  • Download the Have Faith in Heart Kit and use those materials to inform your congregation. We also have a Spanish language toolkit available as well: Have Faith in Heart Kit (Spanish).
  • Place an announcement in your church newsletter or bulletin to let everyone know that February 5, 2017 is Go Red Sunday. 
  • Ask your pastor to include a healthy message in Sunday’s sermon and set up a table at your church to distribute educational materials.
  • Encourage a female member of your congregation who has experienced a heart attack to speak about her experience, the warning signs and risk factors of a heart attack.
  • Tell us about your activities and upload photos to your local Facebook city page (find those here). Don't forget to use the Go Red Hashtags found below so we can share them also.


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Are you one of the approximately 78 million people in the United States who has high blood pressure?

Known also as the silent killer or hypertension, high blood pressure typically has no symptoms but can lead to deadly health consequences such as heart attack, stroke and kidney failure. Some populations are more at risk of developing hypertension than others. 

Take control today and register for a Check. Change. Control. program near you.

Take control today and register for a Check. Change. Control. program near you.


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