If You (Heart) Winston-Salem, Go Red!

  • Novant Health and the American Heart Association are proud to celebrate seven years of Winston-Salem Going Red for women’s heart health.
  • February is American Heart Month and Friday, February 6 is National Wear Red Day.
  • Winston-Salem joins cities across the country by turning Winston-Salem red for February.
  • We lose one in every three women to heart disease, the No. 1 killer of women in the United States.
  • Winston-Salem encourages women to learn the warning signs for a heart attack. Men often present with pressure in the chest– but women are somewhat more likely to present with more of the less common symptoms, such as shortness of breath, jaw pain, nausea, back pain and vomiting. Know your own body and be your own advocate when you feel that something is not right.
  • Heart disease does not discriminate. It affects women of all ages, ethnicities and backgrounds.
  • The good news: heart disease is 80% preventable!
  • The American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement encourages women to take charge of their heart health and prevent heart disease by increasing their physical activity, improving their diets, and managing their blood pressure, cholesterol and blood glucose numbers. For a personalized heart-health assessment, visit www.novanthealth.org/forsyth-medical-center/services/womens-heart.
  • Dedicated partners throughout the Winston-Salem community, such as the Office of Mayor Joines, Macy’s, Hanes Mall, Piedmont Federal Savings Bank, Gateway YWCA, HanesBrands, Wake Forest University and Forsyth Woman and Forsyth Family magazines, join with the American Heart Association and Novant Health throughout the year to bring heart-healthy messages to the women in our community. These women are the friends, co-workers, wives, mothers, grandmothers, sisters, daughters, and neighbors that help make Winston-Salem an amazing place to live!
  • Learn how to love your heart and become involved with Go Red For Women in Forsyth County. To find out about local Go Red events, learn the latest heart disease research, and get heart-healthy tips and recipes, “like” us at www.facebook.com/triadAHA.