Beatty Recognizes February as American Heart Month
In the United States, heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women. That is why each February we recognize American Heart Month to raise awareness on the symptoms, treatment, and prevention of cardiovascular disease and related conditions. In observance of this important effort, U.S. Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (OH-03) issued the following statement:
“As Co-Chair of the Congressional Heart and Stroke Coalition, I am proud to spend this month and all year long advocating for heart health. There are many things each of us can do right now to be heart-healthy, including eating a more balanced diet, exercising regularly, and knowing the early signs of heart disease. In that spirit, I urge Central Ohioans and Americans everywhere to join me in spreading the word by pledging to ‘Go Red’ for American Heart Month in February.”
In Congress, Beatty has been an outspoken champion in the fight against cardiovascular disease. As a stroke survivor, Beatty has pushed for more funding and worked tirelessly to improve awareness and public outreach on heart disease and stroke.
To learn more about American Heart Month and the National “Go Red” campaign, please visit the American Heart Association’s website. For information on how to identify and prevent heart disease in women, visit the Women’s Heart Alliance website. Also, be sure to join the conversation online by using #GoRed, #AmericanHeartMonth, and #HeartMonth.