Susan White Morrissey founded White + Warren in 1997 with women at its center—and this philosophy still rings true today. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States, claiming one in three lives. Knowing firsthand what it is to lose someone we love to this disease, we want to do our part to raise awareness and drive positive change. This is how we plan to get there.
We’re excited to continue working alongside the American Heart Association and its Go Red for Women movement to rally our communities through the power of music. It’s the universal language that connects us, brings good vibes, and gets us back into the flow. When you’re feeling the beat, you’re feeling good. And when you’re feeling good, you’re in a better position to take control of your life by creating healthy habits.
1. FIND YOUR ZEN
Stress increases risk factors for heart disease and stroke, so take back your time to invest in a healthier you. Meditate, go for a walk—do whatever helps you re-charge.
2. MOVE TO MUSIC
Staying active is one of the best ways to keep your mind and body healthy. Create a playlist of your favorite songs or artists to get you dancing or stretching.
3. FEED YOUR BODY
Try new heart-healthy recipes with your loved ones. Regular meals at home with family (or friends) still make an impact by helping everyone feel connected.
4. KNOW YOUR NUMBERS
Close to half of Americans have high blood pressure. The best way to know your blood pressure numbers is to get it measured by a healthcare professional.
5. KEEP THE BEAT
CPR can double or triple a cardiac arrest victim’s chance of survival. Learn Hands-Only CPR, so in the event of an emergency, you can save someone’s life.
We are building on our annual commitment to raise heart health awareness by supporting the American Heart Association’s Life Is Why™ Campaign. This includes helping to fund lifesaving research and advocate for equitable access to care and treatments in our communities—especially those disproportionately affected by cardiovascular diseases, particularly women.