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Mission Statement - To increase awareness of cardiovascular disease in women.

 

Have you ever heard the saying “heart disease is an old man’s disease"? Heart and vascular disease is actually the number 1 cause of death for both men and women, but women are at a much higher risk, with heart disease and vascular diseases like stroke claiming the lives of more women than all forms of cancer combined. According to the American Heart Association, “Roughly 35 women die every day from cardiovascular disease and stroke in the New York City area; approximately 80% of those deaths are preventable.” Interestingly, most research related to heart disease so far is focused on men.

The American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women sector has been trying to deal with these statistics for over 15 years, and recently, they have started a new initiative in order to tackle these problems. STEM Goes Red. We are proud to announce that  Stuy STEM Goes Red is the first-ever high school club partnering with the American Heart Association! 

We get together twice a month and talk about things we can do to prevent heart disease and stroke in women. We learn how to make heart-healthy choices when we eat, research to find heart-healthy recipes. Figure out new ways to include simple exercises in our daily life to keep our heart pumping. Once a month, we invite guest speakers doctors, pharmacists, scientists, lifestyle coaches, exercise and dance instructors, who are experts in their fields. We are also planning to invite patients and their family members who have lived through such ailments.

Thank you,

Avni Garg

Founder and President

Stuy STEM Goes Red for Women

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