CVS Health is going red for a heart-healthy cause.
The company is joining forces with the American Heart Association in advocating for education and awareness about women’s heart health as the national presenting sponsor of the Go Red for Women campaign.
Throughout February, which is American Heart Month, customers will have the opportunity to give the gift of heart health by letting the cashier know that they would like to make a donation at the register at CVS Pharmacy locations nationwide from Jan. 31 to March 6.
“Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of women, claiming more lives than all forms of cancer combined,” said Angie Meoli, senior vice president, Network Strategy and Provider Experience, CVS Health and incoming National Chairperson for the Go Red for Women movement. “Our support of the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women movement is helping to advance education and research that will help save the lives of moms, wives, daughters and sisters everywhere.”
Go Red for Women has funded life-saving women’s research, advanced public health policy, championed closing gender gaps in research and STEM and created a platform for women to address their greatest health risk — cardiovascular disease.
CVS Health also will be encouraging employees to show their support for the movement by sharing their stories and wearing red on AHA’s National Wear Red Day on Feb. 5.
“As the leading global volunteer organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke, we’re proud to once again be joined by CVS Health to spread awareness about women’s heart health,” said Bert Scott, volunteer chairman of the Association’s Board of Directors. “We encourage everyone to ‘wear red and give’ at CVS Pharmacy locations to support Go Red for Women.”