You've heard Jennie Garth's story. Now take a moment to read the inspiring stories below. Real women with real stories speak up about their heart to help save lives. Their stories will inspire you to get informed with the facts and make a positive commitment to your heart health.
Jenna chose to change her lifestyle when, at just 23 years old, she was told she was at risk for sudden cardiac death. She Goes Red for what is yet to come. Gail chose to LIVE after her daughter begged her to change the lifestyle that was destroying her heart. She Goes Red for her father and the other people who have died of heart disease in her family. Andrea was 35 and pregnant and didn't realize she was having a heart attack until it was too late for her baby... and almost too late for her. She Goes Red for all the women out there that live with heart disease.
These real life stories highlight not only these women's courageous battle against heart disease, but the role your contributions play in making their healthier lives possible. The American Heart Association uses all revenues to support awareness, research, education and community programs to fight the No.1 killer of women. We ask for your support as we continue to look for new ways to keep you heart-healthy and strong!
Chances are you know a woman, man or child who has suffered from heart disease. Your donation honors these survivors and those who lost their battle to heart disease or stroke. Make a difference with a donation to fund the programs and research that will make a healthy future for women a reality. Together we can conquer heart disease. Give as your heart speaks to you.
Make it your Mission to prevent Heart Disease. Your support, influence and gift will make a tremendous impact in the lives of so many women.
Fund vital research and programs that fuel the development of medications, surgical innovations, treatments and recommendations for preventing heart disease.
Teach women to learn their personal risk of developing heart disease by encouraging them to have their blood pressure and cholesterol checked every year, and to understand their risk.
Give patients the tools they need by increasing continuing medical education programs. Over 200,000 healthcare provider offices have received critical patient information on women and heart disease, allowing more doctors to help more patients prevent heart disease.
Spur our lawmakers to take action to support research, prevention, and other public policies to improve the heart health of women. For example, over 59,000 red dress paper doll petitions have been presented to Congress in support of the HEART for Women Act to improve the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of heart disease for women.
"We need each other's support"
"That's when I said, 'No way!'"
"This was the way it was going to be."
"Listen to your body."
"I'm up for this fight."