Making red strong in honor of women dealing with the silent killer: heart disease.

Making red strong in honor of women dealing with the silent killer: heart disease.

National Heart Health Day - wear red
Deemed the “silent killer”, the crusade that started 10 years ago is now yielding very encouraging results. The American Heart Association has reported that in the past 10 years:
  • Awareness of heart disease being the #1 killer of women has increased by 23%
  • 34% few women now die of heart disease
  • women continue to make healthy lifestyle changes to protect their heart health: including losing excess weight, exercising more, eating healthier and continuously having their cholesterol checked

And though the results are encouraging, there is still much to be done. So in honor of the brave women who are dealing with the “silent killer” heart disease and in honor of those who continue to create awarness and empower women in making the right choices when it comes to their heart health, make sure you WEAR RED on Friday, February 5th.


About the Doris A. Howell Foundation:

The Doris A. Howell Foundation for Women’s Health Research is committed to keeping the women we love healthy, advancing women’s health through research and educating women to be catalysts for improving family health in the community.

The organization does so by funding scholarships to scientists researching issues affecting women’s health;   providing a forum for medical experts, scientists, doctors, researchers, and authors to convey the timely information on topics relevant to women’s health and the health of their families through its Lecture and Evening Series, and by funding research initiatives that will create women’s health awareness and advocacy in the community.    

For more information about the Doris A. Howell Foundation, please visit 

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