February is Heart Month a recognition of the importance of heart health education, heart disease prevention, and celebrating survivors. February 2nd is Go Red for Women a signature initiative of the American Heart Association, focusing on the increased risk of heart disease in women, encouraging the public to wear red this day in support.
Why Go Red?
- Nearly 45% of women ages 20+ are living with some form of cardiovascular disease
- Less than half of U.S. women entering pregnancy have optimal cardiovascular health
- Women experience unique life stages, such as pregnancy and menopause, that can put them at an increased risk for cardiovascular disease
Spreading the Word about Heart Disease and CPR
Wright State Physicians’ CEO, Kimberly Rex, MHA, is very passionate about the work of the American Heart Association and spreading the word about the work they are doing in the region around heart disease, CPR, and heart health education. Kim shared some of this with WDTN’s Living Dayton.
Kim Rex is a member of the Go Red for Women Executive Leadership Team and Chair of the American Heart Association, Dayton Metro Chapter, Board of Directors.
Kim also shared information with Miami Valley View on iHeart Radio, listen here.
DID YOU KNOW? Of the over 350,000 people who have experienced cardiac arrest, 23,000 are children!
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