Going Red For Women

We are an interior design company and our blog typically reflects that. Today, though, I wanted to post about something close to my heart. More specifically, about my actual heart and women's heart health

Today I am sharing some of my favorites in red decor and red interior inspiration to help create awareness for the American Heart Association's initiative GO RED FOR WOMEN.

To dispel the myths and raise awareness of heart disease & stroke as the number one killer of women, the American Heart Association created Go Red For Women, a passionate, emotional, social initiative designed to empower women to take charge of their heart health.

General statistics

  • Cardiovascular diseases and stroke cause 1 in 3 women’s deaths each year, killing approximately one woman every 80 seconds.
  • An estimated 44 million women in the U.S. are affected by cardiovascular diseases.
  • 90% of women have one or more risk factors for heart disease or stroke.
  • Women have a higher lifetime risk of stroke than men.
  • 80% of heart disease and stroke events may be prevented by lifestyle changes and education
  • Fewer women than men survive their first heart attack.
  • The symptoms of heart attack can be different in women vs. men, and are often misunderstood – even by some physicians.
  • Women who are involved with the Go Red For Women movement live healthier lives.
  • When you get involved in supporting Go Red For Women by advocating, fundraising and sharing your story, more lives are saved.

Red is not the most popular color for interiors but we think that it does make some of the most beloved spaces. It's a color that lends power and might to mid-century and classic looks as impactfully as it does all out glam looks. Below (and above!) are a few gorgeous uses of red in interior design. It's a strong choice no matter how you use it, do you love it like we do?

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A color as strong as RED is the perfect way to represent such a powerful and ambitious initiative such as AHA's GO RED for WOMEN. I say "ambitious" not in a negative way but in that it is indeed an awesome challenge. We all know too well how difficult it is to shift towards healthier lifestyles from one that is well, less so. But many of us also know how much easier it is to maintain once you get there and who could deny the rewards of it being worth the effort when your life is literally at risk if you don't?

As a mother and as a woman who used to be fit and healthy, I found reading through this info to be a great source of inspiration and motivation. 

So how can you support this great initiative? There are a number of ways...

  • FEBRUARY 3rd is NATIONAL WEAR RED DAY (and FEBRUARY is heart health month! So, wear red and post about it using the hashtag  #ClevelandGoesRed.
  • And/Or link to @clevelandaha when wearing red (or exercising or eating healthy this month or any month!)
  •  Support the Go Red For Women Luncheon and Expo on February 10th! (I'll be there, it is going to be super fun!)
  • Take action on your own heart health and spread the word and share your experience through social media!
  • Talk to the women in your own life about this topic. What are they doing? What have you learned that you can share?

Based on AHA's own research, a woman who Goes Red:

  • follows an exercise routine
  • eats a healthier diet
  • visits her doctor for important tests
  • and influences others by talking about heart health.

Listen ladies. Women's health is more important than ever in my estimation...let's do this!



Want Even More Red?! Read the articles from other local bloggers below!

Learn about Protecting Your Heart with Shibani from She In The Cle

for heart healthy tacos with Reena Goodwin

Strike a yoga pose with Alicia Hansen

Go red in Cleveland and cook up some fun with Jen from Why Cle?

More to come! 


{This post was created in Partnership with The American Heart Association to help create awareness for the Go Red for Women initiative. All thoughts and words are my own.}