Did you know that 1 out of every 3 women will die from heart disease? Did you know that heart disease is the #1 killer of women? In fact, heart disease kills more women than the next 6 causes of death combined …
While these are sobering facts … the positive news is 4 out of every 5 cases of heart disease and stroke can be prevented. For almost a decade, the American Heart Association (AHA) has been championing the “Go Red For Women” initiative to empower women to know their risk for heart disease, take action to reduce their personal risk, and ultimately take charge of their heart health. This is one of the many reasons why I support the AHA and why I am extremely proud to be this year’s Chairwoman for the Go Red For Women Luncheon at the Paris Hotel on Friday, February 22nd, 2013.
Please join the movement as we change these staggering statistics and save lives. You might just save your own life or the life of someone you love.
With sincere gratitude,
Patti S. Hart
Chief Executive Officer
International Game Technology
Welcome to the 2013 Las Vegas Go Red For Women Luncheon! We’re delighted you are here and appreciate your interest in learning how you can advance health, stop heart disease and save women’s lives. That’s what the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women® movement is all about.
Heart disease isn’t just a man’s problem. It’s a woman’s problem, too. In fact, it’s the No. 1 killer of women. And, tragically, far too few women realize their risk from this preventable disease. We need to raise women’s awareness of their risk and protect our mothers, daughters, sisters, friends and ourselves.
You can help, starting today. Here’s how:
First, take charge of your own heart health. Visit your doctor. Know your numbers (learn more at www.GoRedForWomen.org). You can improve your blood pressure, cholesterol and other numbers by making lifestyle changes. You’ll be healthier and look and feel better, too.
Second, join the American Heart Association in making it your mission to fight heart disease in women. Help spread the word that heart disease is women’s No. 1 killer. Share what you learn today with your family and members of your community. Tell five women you want them to live and we can help stop heart disease in our lifetime.
Third and last, consider making a contribution. Your donation today will make a difference in the lives of women here and across the country. You can help fund local and national Go Red activities that support awareness, research, education and community programs that benefit women.
Thank you again for being here. My hope is that you won’t leave today without committing to making a difference by joining the Go Red For Women movement — women everywhere need your help. Only one in five women believes that heart disease is her greatest health threat. We believe reducing risk and preventing heart disease starts with education — and you. There’s so much to do, and so much at stake.
With your commitment, we can help women and their families live longer, stronger lives. Thank you for your generous support.
Chief Executive Officer
American Heart Association
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