NAPW Supports American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women

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Go Red For Women

Here at NAPW, we are bursting at the seams with excitement about the launch of Women360, the official blog of NAPW.

We wanted a way to address and take a more in-depth look at the issues that our members—and professional women, as a whole—care about. This prompted the creation and development of Women360, which we feel is the perfect vehicle to connect you to the topics that matter most!

We welcome you to Women360 and look forward to an exciting journey ahead!

For our inaugural post, we wish to shed light on a cause that is of utmost importance to NAPW: the fight against heart disease. NAPW has joined our National Spokeswoman, Star Jones, as a supporter of American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement. Go Red For Women’s goal is to stomp out heart disease by increasing awareness of this silent killer, which is the number one cause of death for women in the United States. It’s incredible to think that heart disease kills more women each year than all cancers combined! There is no question that heart disease is not to be ignored.

On Tuesday, February 28, NAPW attended the Go Red For Women Luncheon where over $1 million was raised for the American Heart Association. Guests dressed in red attire, transforming the venue into a sea of red, put on a powerful display of their support for heart health. Heart disease survivors, including a 10-year old girl who received a heart transplant, shared personal stories that made it  impossible not be moved into action against heart disease.

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American Heart Association National Volunteer and NAPW National Spokeswoman, Star Jones, addresses guests of the Go Red For Women Luncheon

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NAPW sports red boas in support of heart health

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The NAPW team poses with Star Jones

Throughout February, efforts to increase awareness of heart disease were in full gear. Fundraisers were held and awareness campaigns were launched around the country in support of heart health. Now as we’ve transitioned into March, the most important thing we can do is to take what we’ve learned during National American Heart Month and incorporate it into our daily lives.

So, that doctor appointment you’ve been putting off? Book it! That high-fat lunch you were contemplating? Skip it and go for the salad. That exercise session you’re about to put off because you “don’t have the time?” Rearrange your schedule and make the time.

Even the smallest actions you take now can make a huge positive difference in your health.To learn more about heart disease and to give to the American Heart Association, visit www.goredforwomen.org.

Has heart disease touched your life? What steps are you taking to be heart healthy? Tell us in the comment section below.