Go Red For Women

Go Red For Women

Heart disease and stroke is the world’s No.1 killer of women claiming the lives of more women each year than any other disease. In Singapore, 1 in 3 women dies from heart disease and stroke.

However, the 2009 Go Red For Women Survey revealed that only 9% of Singaporean women knew that heart disease and stroke is their number one killer.

In 2016, the Singapore Heart Foundation’s study findings, with 1,000 respondents aged between 21 and 64 years old across the nation. Highlights of the study were (see slides for more details):

  • Only 10% of respondents are aware that cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for Singaporean women and 51% of respondents aged 21-34 years old believe they are not at risk for heart diseases
  • 56% and 43% of respondents are aware that chest pain and shortness of breath are the warning symptoms of a heart attack
  • Healthy awareness (96%) that exercise prevents or reduces the risk of heart diseases with 8 out of 10 women engaged in at least some form of moderate exercise weekly

Go Red For Women (GRFW) is an international movement started by the American Heart Association and later adopted by other World Heart Federation member countries. The Singapore Heart Foundation launched the Go Red For Women campaign in 2005 to bring home heart health messages to women in Singapore.

The campaign aims to empower women – who are the gatekeepers to their family’s health, with the right knowledge and tools so that they can take better care of their hearts and their families.

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