Bundle up Pittsburgh and Go Red for Women


PITTSBURGH, PA— The American Heart Association, the leading global volunteer organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke, is rallying women in Pittsburgh to “Reclaim Your Rhythm” on Friday, February 4 as a part of the Association’s Go Red for Women® National Wear Red Day®.

February, has gotten off to a freezing cold start but heart disease doesn’t stop for cold weather. Go Red for Women is helping women reclaim their rhythm by promoting easy opportunities for women to build healthy habits that work best for their life, giving them the best chance at life.

According to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released in December 2021 , heart disease remains the greatest health threat for women. Experts say the effects of COVID-19 are likely to influence cardiovascular health and mortality rates for many years , directly and indirectly, physically, and emotionally. This is why the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women® movement is asking women to make moves today to have healthier tomorrows.

Through the Go Red for Women movement, the American Heart Association encourages people to take action by:

• Wearing red on National Wear Red Day, Friday, February 4, 2022, to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease.

• Joining the conversation by using #PghGoesRed, #WearRedDay and #GoRedforWomen on social media.

• Making a donation to support the lifesaving work of the American Heart Association at WearRedDay.org. Big Lots and the Big Lots Foundation will match online donations on National Wear Red Day, up to $333,333.

• Join Research Goes Red , a joint collaboration between the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women and Verily’s Project Baseline to engage more women directly to participate in research.

Learn more at Heart.org/Pittsburgh