Texas Health Resources Partners with American Heart Association for Go Red for Women Campaign

ARLINGTON, Texas — Heart disease is the number one killer among women over the age of 20. It kills one woman per minute, taking more lives than the next four causes of death combined.

To help raise awareness of this disease — and help raise money to fight it — Texas Health Resources has joined the Tarrant County and Dallas Divisions of the American Heart Association (AHA) as the cause sponsor for the 2011 Go Red for Women campaign. Go Red is the AHA’s nationwide movement that celebrates the energy, passion and power of women to band together and wipe out heart disease.

Texas Health and the AHA will work together throughout the year to not only educate women on their greatest health threat, but to also help them understand what lifestyle changes they can make to improve their heart health.

“The AHA’s Go Red for Women movement has done a lot to raise awareness of this deadly disease and we are proud to be their cause sponsor,” said Doug Hawthorne, CEO of Texas Health Resources. “The AHA and Texas Health are a natural fit as we work together to raise funds to find cures for heart disease.”

Kim Slone, Senior Vice President of North Texas for the American Heart Association commented: “The American Heart Association is thrilled to partner with Texas Health Resources for the Go Red for Women movement. This affiliation will help educate and save lives of the women in our community; making this a very exciting year for heart health in North Texas.”

The partnership begins July 1.

For more information about Texas Health Resources’ heart and vascular services, visit TexasHealth.org/Heart. For further information on local AHA Go Red for Women events, visit heart.org/tarrantcounty or heart.org/dallas.

About Texas Health Resources
Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health systems in the United States. The health system includes 24 acute care and short-stay hospitals that are owned, operated, joint-ventured or affiliated with Texas Health Resources. It includes the Texas Health Presbyterian, Texas Health Arlington Memorial and Texas Health Harris Methodist hospitals, a large physician group, outpatient facilities, and home health, preventive and fitness services, and an organization for medical research and education.

For more information about Texas Health Resources, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org.

About Go Red For Women
Go Red For Women is part of the American Heart Association’s solution to help save women’s lives. With one out of three women still dying from heart disease, we are committed to fighting this No. 1 killer, which is largely preventable. GoRedForWomen.org, a premiere source of information and education, connects millions of women of all ages and gives them tangible resources to turn personal choices into lifesaving actions. We encourage women and the men who love them to embrace the cause. For more information, please visit GoRedForWomen.org or call 1-888-MY-HEART (1-888-694-3278). The movement is nationally sponsored by Macy’s and Merck & Co., Inc.