Empowering Women’s Heart Health with Go Red for Women and STEM Goes Red

Group Photo of San Diego Circle of Red Women on Lush Green Ground

Go Red for Women is the American Heart Association’s (AHA) signature initiative to raise awareness that heart disease is women’s greatest health threat and to empower them to take action to lower their risk.
Since 2004, Go Red for Women has had a profound impact on women’s health and continues to be a champion for women. To remove barriers to good heart health and well-being, Go Red for Women raises awareness among women, empowers women to take charge of their health, engages more women in research and STEM and addresses inequities in access and quality of care.
It is not just about wearing red. It is not just about sharing heart-health facts. It is about all women standing together with Go Red for Women – because 1 in 3 women die from heart disease. And losing even one woman is too many.
This year AHA is asking women to Be The Beat where ever you are. They want women everywhere to reclaim their heart healthy rhythm. They want to keep the beat going. They want women to turn up the tempo, to set a new goal, to remind their loved ones that small actions build up to big changes. After all, good health is a journey. It is not a destination.

As Go Red approaches 20 years of making an impact and being a leading trusted voice for women’s heart health, their charge remains clear: continue to empower women across the globe to join us in the fight against their greatest health threat.
New this year, San Diego is amplifying the importance of females in STEM related fields with the addition of STEM Goes Red. The program draws from the American Heart Association’s strong legacy of science, education, and discovery to help propel young women into rewarding careers in STEM. We must develop a pipeline of innovators who will develop the research, technology and innovations that will eliminate heart disease and ensure health equity in our communities. And it starts right here.

Circle of Red

The American Heart Association and its supporters, including the Circle of Red giving society, have been relentless in their pursuit to raise awareness and fund life-saving research and opportunities, much of which is studied and performed right here in San Diego. Circle of Red is an influential group of women dedicated to supporting the mission and work of the American Heart Association, San Diego Division.

We invite you to join. Learn more at https://SDGoRed.Heart.Org or contact Danielle Lane at (916) 802-2277.

Circle of Red members

Linda Naviaux Niggli
Circle of Red Vice Chair
Beth Bowman
Circle of Red Members
Melissa Botello
Debbie Day
Lee Goldberg
Natalie Hawryluk
Beverly (Bev) Hess
Tina Jenkins
Kristine Michie
Juli Moran
Andrea Nicolas
Robin Tharp Nordhoff
Debbie Turner
Vicki Zeiger

Dr. Lindsay Fader
Erin Naviaux





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Esteban Villanueva