Transforming Women's Heart Health
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in women over age 20, claiming the lives of 1 in 3 women. We face challenges.
Challenges to Women's Heart Health
• Less than 44% of women are aware that cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death, with the youngest generations being the least aware.
• Women continue to be under-represented in scientific research.
• Women make up close to 50% of the workforce but less than 25% of STEM careers.
• Healthy behavior change in women – only 19% of women meet physical activity guidelines, 66% of women are
overweight/obese, and 52% of high blood pressure deaths are in women.
Your Impact Through Circle of Red
By joining Circle of Red in your community, you are taking a stand and leading this movement to overcome challenges women are facing. You become part of the solution and movement utilizing your influence, passion and generosity to increase awareness and inspire other women to take charge of their well-being and heart health now and for generations to come.
If you are interested in joining the Circle of Red contact Kim Chesnut at Kim.Chesnut@heart.org.