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 2, 2014, we are asking you to join other faith-based organizations in the fight against heart disease.

February is American Heart Month.  In previous years, women have worn red clothing or a Red Dress pin to show their support of the Go Red For Women movement (a national movement to increase awareness of heart disease in women.  This year, we are asking you to do the same and to take it one step further by sharing the message of heart health with your congregation.



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 2, 2014.
  • 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 goredforwomen.org.
  • Help your members and their families adopt healthier lifestyles.

Promote Go Red Sunday

  • Download the Have Faith in Heart Kit and use those materials to inform your congregation.
  • Place an announcement in your church newsletter or bulletin to let everyone know that February 2, 2014 is Go Red Sunday. 
  • Ask your pastor to include a healthy message in Sunday’s sermon.
  • 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 activites and upload photos to your local Facebook city page (find those here).
 

Survivor Elizabeth Greene Elizabeth Greene, AHA speaker and You’re the Cure advocate, suffered a heart attack at age 35.

“I was seven months pregnant with twins when I had my heart attack.  Fortunately, I was already at a hospital that had a very good cardiac unit. My girls were fine, and I am too, thanks to the cutting-edge treatment I received. Now I serve as an AHA regional spokesperson, and I love being part of the You’re the Cure network.”

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Be a part of the cure. Be an advocate.

You don't have to be a doctor to save lives. Just be willing to deliver a lifesaving message to public officials whenever you can.

You're the Cure when you speak up for vital research funding. Or when you advocate for public policies that advance the fight against heart disease and stroke. That's why You're the Cure, a nationwide network of people dedicated to finding a cure for heart disease and stroke, needs your talent and time...now!

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