Go Red Por Tu Corazon supporter Ximena Navarrete, Miss Universe 2010, helps start the conversation

Heart disease remains the No. 1 killer of Hispanic women. On average, Hispanic women are likely to develop heart disease 10 years earlier than non-Hispanic white women. Yet, most are still unaware of this threat. This Mother’s Day, the American Heart Association’s Go Red Por Tu Corazon encourages daughters to have a heart-to-heart conversation that could potentially save their mother’s life.

Sadly, mothers, sisters and friends are dying at the rate of one per minute because they don’t know that heart disease kills. To help begin this conversation, Go Red Por Tu Corazon supporter Ximena Navarrete urges mothers and daughters to have this heart-to-heart in a thirty-second online Public Service Announcement featured on the Go Red Por Tu Corazon Facebook page.

To encourage a Heart-to-Heart this Mother’s Day, Go Red Por Tu Corazon is offering tools and resources, along with steps to make a heart-healthy meal, so Latinas can honor their mother. While Hispanic women can’t change certain risk factors, such as ethnicity and family history, they can help reduce their risks for heart disease by choosing to eat healthy.

Latinas can engage in this very important conversation with those they love by using the new Heart Tools available on the Go Red Por Tu Corazon official Facebook page. After all, there is no better gift than a conversation that could help your mother live longer.

  • Heart-healthy recipes – Heart–healthy dish ideas for a special Mother’s Day meal
  • Shop Smart – Healthy hearts begin at the supermarket. Learn how to plan your meals.
  • Life Simple 7™ – Learn your true heart health.
  • Show your support – Get your FREE Red Dress Pin by joining the movement.

For more information please visit GoRedCorazon.org or Facebook.com/GoRedPorTuCorazon.