February is Heart Month. 102.9 KBLX is proud to be a part of the American Heart Association’s 10th Anniversary of “Go Red for Women”, celebrating the energy, passion and power we have as women to band together – and wipe out heart disease and stroke.
Go Red For Women encourages awareness of women and heart disease, and also action to save lives. The movement harnesses the energy, passion and power women have to band together and wipe out heart disease. It challenges us to know the risks for heart disease and take action to reduce those risks. It also gives us the tools we need to lead a heart healthy life.
National Wear Red Day
Friday, February 1st is National Wear Red Day. Help America Go Red and save women’s lives by GOING RED.
For 10 years, women have been fighting heart disease individually and together as part of the Go Red For Women movement. More than 627,000 women’s lives have been saved, but the fight is far from over.
Join KBLX in raising awareness of heart disease in women by GOING RED on February 1st!
“Going Red” is as easy as putting on a red dress, a red tie or red shoes – just WEAR RED to show your awareness and your support!
Go Red Strut
Join KBLX for the “Go Red Strut” on Tuesday February 12th at 5:30pm at The Green Room at the San Francisco War Memorial & Performing Arts Center, located at 401 Van Ness Avenue in San Francisco.
During this “fun-raiser”, you’ll hear inspiring stories, cheer for survivors and celebrities as they strut their stuff on the catwalk, and learn how YOU can live heart-healthy.
So strap on your RED stilettos and join us! Go Red for Women at the Go Red Strut!
Heart disease is still the No. 1 killer of women, claiming the life of a mother, daughter, sister or friend every minute. About 43 million women in the United States are living with heart disease.
While one in 31 American women dies from breast cancer each year, one in three dies of heart disease. Every year, heart disease kills more women than all the cancers combined.
Since 1984, more women than men have died each year from heart disease and the gap between men and women’s survival continues to widen. 90 percent of all women have one or more risk factor for developing heart disease.
With the right information, education and care, heart disease in women can be treated, prevented and even ended.
The signs of a heart attack may differ from those commonly found in men, and therefore can be easily mistaken for other ailments. Warning signs in women include chest pain or discomfort, unusual upper body discomfort, shortness of breath, breaking out in a cold sweat, unusual or unexplained fatigue (tiredness), lightheadedness or sudden dizziness, and nausea (feeling sick to the stomach).