Heart disease has affected the White + Warren family personally, as it likely has for many of you. We know firsthand what it is like to lose someone we love to this disease, and we want to do our part to raise awareness and drive change. According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of women, claiming the lives of one in three. Many, particularly young women and women of color, are unaware that heart disease and stroke claim the life of one woman about every 80 seconds—more than all forms of cancer combined.
As a female-founded and led company, our purpose goes way beyond designing clothes; we also strive to inspire and empower women every single day. That’s why we have made it our mission to use our platform to educate and build awareness around issues that are near and dear to us.
Here, you will find 5 tips that will help you live a longer, healthier life and reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke, according to the American Heart Association.
1. FIND OUT YOUR RISK
2. GET MOVING
3. KEEP CALM
4. NOURISH YOUR BODY AND SOUL
5. MANAGE YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE
February is American Heart Month, and we are thrilled to announce that our Go Red Shop will feature new limited-edition heart-embroidered styles with 20% of net proceeds donated to American Heart Association’s Life is Why We Give™ Campaign. All you have to do is shop, and we’ll donate.*
Head to White + Warren’s Instagram () for a chance to win all of our exclusive new Go Red designs: sweater, beanie, and cashmere wrap included. We’ve also partnered with a few of our favorite influencers who subscribe to a heart-healthy lifestyle—Katie Sands of @honestlykate and Elizabeth Endres and Dale Borchiver of @sweatsandthecity—who will be hosting giveaways of their own, giving you more chances to win our new Go Red styles and cash prizes, too.
National Wear Red Day is Friday, February 5. Join us in wearing red to raise awareness that cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of women by sharing your photos and personal connection to heart disease on social media along with the hashtags #WearRedDay, #GoRedNYC and #GoRedforWomen.
This donation is underscored by another larger goal, which is to continue to raise awareness, drive positive change, and help all women ensure a healthy, positive significant future for themselves and those they care for.