On May 4, nearly 300 people gathered at the Denver Botanic Gardens for Denver’s annual Go Red for Women Luncheon to raise awareness and help fund the fight against heart disease and stroke, which claim the lives of 1 in 3 women.
Women, especially Black and Hispanic women are disproportionally impacted by heart disease and stroke and research shows heart attacks are on the rise in younger women. Yet, younger generations of women, Gen Z and Millennials, are less likely to be aware of their greatest health threat, including knowing the warning signs of heart attacks and strokes. That’s why it’s important for all women to take charge of their heart health and encourage others to do the same.
The Go Red for Women movement harnesses the energy, passion and power of women to improve their health, and in turn, support their families and communities.
Guests came together at the Denver Go Red for Women Luncheon for an afternoon of education in the Wellness Expo, heard the touching story from volunteer Lauren Herman, and raised more than $90,000 in lifesaving funds during the event that will help the American Heart Association demand better for women’s heart health, in three areas which includes:
- RESEARCH: Women continue to be underrepresented and underfunded in both research and STEM fields. The American Heart Association is addressing this through Research Goes Red, STEM Goes Red and efforts to increase funding and research on cardiovascular disease in women.
- MATERNAL HEALTH: The American Heart Association is working to advocate for more equitable health care and is determined to close the gaps in education, resources, and support that disadvantage so many women during pregnancy and beyond.
- MENTAL WELL BEING: The American Heart Association is developing solutions to promote positive well-being and support across every stage of a woman’s life.
Interested in learning about how you can get involved and help advance women’s health through increased research, education, awareness and advocacy initiatives? Contact Kristen Small at [email protected].