Heart disease is still the No. 1 killer of women. This means mothers, sisters and friends are
dying at the rate of one per minute because they don’t know that heart disease kills. That’s why Go Red For Women® is asking women to Make It Their Mission to help save a life with CPR. Anyone can learn CPR – and everyone should!

Sadly, 70 percent of Americans may feel helpless to act during a cardiac emergency because they either do not know how to administer CPR or their training has significantly lapsed. We need your help to save lives.

In honor of National CPR Week June 1-7, Go Red For Women urges you to Make It YOUR Mission by supporting CPR education in one (or perhaps several) of the following ways:

  • View the 60-second Official Hands-Only CPR instructional video available on GoRedForWomen.org, and encourage your readers/viewers to do the same.

  • Studies show that people who view the short Hands-Only CPR instructional video are significantly more likely to attempt life-saving resuscitation.

  • Not enough people act when they see someone suddenly collapse and this leads to unnecessary deaths.
    • Only 32 percent of cardiac arrest victims get CPR from a bystander.
    • Sadly, 93 percent of cardiac arrest victims don’t survive to make it home from the hospital.

  • Go Red For Women is asking YOU to help encourage others to take action. If people see an unconscious adult, they should call 911 and push hard and fast in the center of the chest.

  • Make It Your Mission to encourage women to view the Hands-Only instructional video at GoRedForWomen.org and to share the gift of CPR with 5 women they love.

  • Help women share the personal CPR story they wish they didn’t have to. When women share their stories at GoRedForWomen.org, they can inspire others to help save lives and connect with other women who are Making It Their Mission to fight heart disease.



For more information, please contact

Leslie Holland

Susan Cadrecha

Go Red For Women is nationally sponsored by Macy’s and Merck.
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