Congresswoman Beatty Commemorates American Heart Month
February is American Heart Month, a month-long initiative to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. To mark the occasion, U.S. Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (OH-3) said the following:
“As Co-Chair of the Congressional Heart and Stroke Coalition and a stroke survivor, I have long championed the need for men and women to get ‘heart healthy.’ To that effect, according to the American Heart Association, there are many steps that you can take right now to decrease your risk of heart disease, including exercising, eating a balanced diet, and knowing the early warning signs. That’s why I urge all Central Ohioans and all Americans to ‘Go Red’ and help spread the word this Heart Month.”
In Congress, Beatty is an outspoken advocate in the fight against cardiovascular disease. She has pushed for increased funding for heart disease and stroke research, helps annually lead the bipartisan Congressional ‘Go Red’ Campaign, and remains dedicated to reducing health disparities for communities of color.
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 . Finally, be sure to join the conversation online by using #GoRed, #AmericanHeartMonth, and #HeartMonth.