The Heart Walk is the American Heart Association’s premier event for raising money to save lives from this country’s No. 1 and No. 5 killers — heart disease and stroke.
Designed to promote physical activity and heart-healthy living, the Heart Walk creates an environment that’s fun and rewarding for the entire family.
CSEA is encouraging individuals and union locals to form teams and participate in the Heart Walk near you this spring and summer. Find your local event at heartwalk.org (Some walks already have CSEA teams established.)
Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women in the U.S.; heart ailments kill more women every year than all forms of cancer combined.
Here are some facts about women and heart disease from the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign:
- 1 in 3 women will die of heart disease this year — about one woman every minute.
- Heart disease symptoms can differ between women and men. Women often have more subtle symptoms that include pain or discomfort in the stomach, nausea and vomiting, jaw, neck or back, nausea and shortness of breath. As a result, women are more likely to ignore the warning signs.
- 64 percent of women who die suddenly of heart disease had no previous symptoms.