Join the fight against heart disease among women. The American Heart Association’s 2018 San Diego Go Red For Women campaign kicks-off Thursday evening, February 1, with the Annual Go Red For Women Lighting Ceremony at the UC San Diego Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center.
More than 20 San Diego businesses will join the UC San Diego Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center in Going Red by lighting the outsides of their buildings during February in support of the campaign, including landmarks across San Diego such as the Hotel Del Coronado, Tri-City Medical Center, The Headquarters at Seaport Village and the Omni Hotel.
There are numerous opportunities to show your support and get engaged with the campaign, including a National Wear Red Day Rally and the Go Red For Women Luncheon.
On Friday, February 2, join San Diegans at The Headquarters at Seaport Village for a National Wear Red Day Rally and Walk to the Omni Hotel. The rally begins at 6:00 pm, with a post rally celebration at the Omni scheduled to begin around 6:30 pm.
February’s Go Red For Women campaign concludes with the 2018 Go Red For Women Luncheon, Friday, February 23, at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar. The luncheon is the celebratory event for the American Heart Association’s annual Go Red campaign. For many, the luncheon is a life-changing experience that focuses on three areas to support the fight against heart disease in women: heightening awareness of the issue, creating a passionate call-to-action, and generating funds to support education and research. Learn more at sdgoredluncheon.heart.org
According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular diseases kill approximately 1 in 3 women each year - approximately one woman every 80 seconds. The good news is that 80 percent of cardiac events may be prevented with education and lifestyle changes. Go Red For Women advocates for more research and swifter action for women's heart health.
Visit www.goredforwomen.org to learn more and to get involved. You can share how you Go Red in February by using the #SDGoRed hashtag.
Go Red for Women is sponsored locally by UC San Diego Health.