Each February, #PhillyGoesRed to celebrate American Heart Month and raise awareness about the No. 1 killer of women – heart disease.
Through the American Heart Association’s partnership with Philadelphia magazine, heart disease survivors, dedicated volunteers, relentless leaders and community advocates tell their inspiring stories through the pages of the magazine’s Go Red for Women edition.
This year, the 28-page spread features healthy habits and wellness activities to get you moving more at home or work, heartfelt survivor stories, and our Go Red for Women board members who help champion our efforts. Also included are articles that dispel common myths about heart health and spotlight preventative care and clinical advances in the space.
It’s no secret that one’s zip code significantly impacts life expectancy. Philadelphia magazine shares the story of a survivor who is dedicated to eating smarter, amidst living in a food desert. This article provides a lens into both the challenges and successes of increasing access to healthy food across communities. Lifted in the piece is an acknowledgement of the barriers to healthy food access, along with notable American Heart Association initiatives like supporting community gardens, helping build infrastructure for food banks and advocating for healthy policy change.
Click here to access Philadelphia Magazine’s digital Go Red for Women edition.
American Heart Association is dedicated to being a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives—and in Philadelphia, we’re starting on our own Rocky Steps.
Communications director for the American Heart Association in Philadelphia.
The loss of my father and survival of my grandmother is why I’m a relentless force dedicated to creating a healthier world.