American Heart Association Seeks Heart-Healthy Woman For Go Red For Women Total Makeover At Macy’s Memorial City Mall

Jo-Carolyn Goode | 1/11/2016, 3:34 p.m.
44 million women in the U.S. are affected by heart disease and stroke and each of them have a story ...
Denise Castillo-Rhodes, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Texas Medical Center Denise Castillo-Rhodes, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Texas Medical Center

Houston (January 11, 2016)- 44 million women in the U.S. are affected by heart disease and stroke and each of them have a story to tell. The American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women® movement will host a Go Red Total Makeover on Saturday, February 6 at Macy’s Memorial City from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.to spotlight one local heart-healthy woman who is in the process of making herself over from the inside out.

Nominees should be a female resident within the city of Houston or surrounding area, 18 years of age or older and have taken action to improve her heart health. The heart-healthy makeover recipient will receive a $500 Macy’s gift card at the Go Red Total Makeover event.

Nominations may be submitted to Go Red For Women® from January 8 to January 22 by sending an email directly to: goredtotalmakeover-houston@heart.org. Self-nominations are accepted.

The Go Red Total Makeover is an exciting new initiative that not only spotlights success in becoming heart-healthy but also has the potential to save even more lives through onsite education and inspiring action by scheduling a Well-Woman Visit today.”

A single Well-Woman Visit can give a head-to-heart-to-toe view of a woman’s overall health. The visit is a scheduled prevention check-up to review a woman’s overall health so her doctor can measure blood pressure, check cholesterol and look for signs of heart disease, stroke and other illnesses.

“More women than men die of heart disease and stroke,” said Denise Castillo-Rhodes, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Texas Medical Center (TMC). “Women are often busy taking care of others and don’t take time for their own health,” said Castillo Rhodes. “Learn your risk factors. Are you at risk for diabetes, hypertension, or high cholesterol? It’s time to find out and take charge of your heart health.”

Each Go Red Total Makeover attendee will receive an event passport to be stamped at heart-healthy stations throughout the store offering access to medical experts, heart-healthy tips on physical activity and nutrition, and more. A completed event passport, or one receiving all of the Go Red Total Makeover event’s station stamps, will qualify its holder to be entered into a drawing for a $250 Macy’s gift card.

The Go Red Total Makeover coincides with Macy’s annual Go Red with Macy’s event where customers receive an extra discount storewide by wearing red or purchasing a red dress pin for $3 in-store. 100% of all red dress pin sales will benefit The American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women® movement.

The American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement is nationally sponsored by Macy’s, with additional support from our cause supporters. Additional sponsors include the Houston City Goes Red Sponsor: The Texas Medical Center.

For more information about local Go Red For Women efforts in the Houston area, please visit www.houstongored.heart.org.

About Go Red For Women

Go Red For Women is the American Heart Association's national movement to end heart disease and stroke in women. Heart disease and stroke kill 1 in 3 women – more than all cancers combined. The good news is that 80 percent of cardiac events may be prevented with education and lifestyle changes. Women who Go Red live healthier lives. For more than a decade, Go Red For Women has fought for equal health opportunity for women. The American Heart Association's Go Red For Women movement is nationally sponsored by Macy's, with additional support from our cause supporters. For more information, please visit GoRedForWomen.org or call 1-888-MY-HEART (1-888-694-3278).

About the American Heart Association

The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – America’s No. 1 and No. 4 killers. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To learn more or to get involved, call 1-800-AHA-USA1, visit heart.org or call any of our offices around the country. Follow us on Facebook