The BRUSH ON BLOCK® team has had an exciting few weeks supporting causes that are near and dear to us. One of these events was the annual Portland Go Red for Women luncheon, The American Heart Association's (AHA) national movement to end heart disease and stroke in women.
Go Red for Women is about all women making a commitment to stand together and take charge of their own heart health, with the goal of eradicating heart disease and stroke all over the world. Once you learn that cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of women, causing one in three deaths of women each year, it makes you stand up and take notice. Although nearly 80 percent of cardiac events can be prevented, cardiovascular diseases continue to be a woman’s greatest health threat.
Why does Brush On Block support Go Red?
Go Red For Women provides a platform for women and their families to lead healthier lives, and drive collective action for community transformation.
- Providing women with opportunities to prioritize and take charge of their own health;
- Building communities that support and provide access to healthy choices;
- Demanding equal access to healthcare for all women and their families;
- Increasing women in STEM in upcoming generations;
- Raising critically-needed funds to support research and education.
Go Red is about all women making a commitment to stand together and take charge of their own heart health, as well as the health of those they can’t bear to live without. But mostly it is about women standing together, working together and committing to the idea that real change is possible.
At Brush On Block, we are a woman owned and run business, committed to empowering women and promoting healthy lifestyles for them. One of our fundamental values is promoting the healthy use of sunscreen to prevent skin cancer. Like heart disease, skin cancer can be prevented with proper precautions. We strive to educate women to live a healthier lifestyle, and to protect themselves from both skin cancer and heart disease.
One of the best ways to keep your heart healthy is to get outside and take a walk. And don’t forget your sunscreen when doing so!