GREENSBORO, NC, December 13, 2023 - The 2024 Triad Go Red for Women Movement will be led by co-chairs Dr. Ashley Perrott, senior physician executive at Novant Health Community Health and Wellness Institute, and Dr. Mousumi Andersen, interventional cardiologist with Novant Health Heart & Vascular Institute.
Go Red for Women is a worldwide initiative of the American Heart Association to increase women’s heart health awareness and serve as a catalyst for change to improve the lives of women locally, nationally, and globally. Cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer for women in the United States. Nearly 45% of women over age 20 are living with some form of cardiovascular disease.
“As a family medicine physician, one of my top priorities is helping my patients prevent heart disease,” said Dr. Perrott. “I want my patients and our community to know that nearly 80% of cardiovascular disease can be prevented and that’s why managing your blood pressure, cholesterol and other risk factors is so important. I’m excited to help lead this Go Red for Women initiative for the American Heart Association and to do my part in spreading the word to as many people as possible.”
“Cardiovascular disease kills more women than all forms of cancer combined,” said interventional cardiologist Dr. Andersen. “Every day we’re losing women to what is mostly a silent disease. Coming together as a community to raise awareness about heart disease risk factors is a powerful way to help save lives and I’m proud to be part of the Go Red for Women movement.”
The focus of the 2024 Triad Go Red for Women campaign is educating women on the warning signs for cardiovascular disease. As with men, women’s most common heart attack symptom is chest pain or discomfort, but women are more likely than men to experience some of the other common symptoms, particularly shortness of breath, nausea/vomiting, and back or jaw pain.
The Go Red for Women movement and its local community impact will be celebrated at a luncheon on February 2, 2024 at the High Point Country Club. The luncheon includes a keynote speaker, a local survivor sharing her personal story, a Purse-onalities Auction and a heart-healthy lunch. Go Red for Women is nationally sponsored by CVS Health. The Triad Go Red for Women Luncheon is sponsored by Live Fierce. Life is Why Sponsor Novant Health, and Gold Sponsor Piedmont Triad Anesthesia.
For more information about Go Red for Women visit www.heart.org/triadgored.
About Go Red for Women®
The American Heart Association’s signature initiative, Go Red for Women®, is a comprehensive platform designed to increase women’s heart health awareness and serve as a catalyst for change to improve the lives of women globally. While the majority of cardiac events can be prevented, cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in women, claiming the lives of 1 in 3 women. For 19 years, Go Red for Women has encouraged awareness. The movement harnesses the energy, passion and power of women to band together and collectively wipe out heart disease. It challenges them to know their risk for heart disease and take action to reduce their personal risk. It also gives them tools they need to lead a heart healthy life. The Go Red for Women movement is nationally sponsored by CVS Health, with additional support from national cause supporters. For more information, please visit GoRedforWomen.org or call 1-800-AHA-USA1 (242-8721)
About the American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – the two leading causes of death in the world. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To learn more or to get involved, call 1-800-AHA-USA1, visit heart.org or call any of our offices around the country. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
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