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News Room: Press Releases

Give the gift of life on Mother's Day

Heart disease and stroke kill more women each year than the next five causes of death combined. Give yourself and your mother the gift of life this Mother's Day, May 10, by taking the free online Go Red Heart CheckUp - a personalized "horoscope for the heart" - created by the American Heart Association Go Red For Women movement to help evaluate a woman's risk for developing heart disease in the next 10 years. The Go Red Heart CheckUp only takes a few minutes to complete and will assess your main cardiovascular health risk factors.

Virtua, one of New Jersey's leading healthcare systems, has strategically aligned with the groundbreaking American Heart Association Go Red For Women movement for the next three years. By doing so, Virtua became what is called a Go Red For Women "City Goes Red" sponsor - the first-ever such sponsor in New Jersey. Through this strategic alliance, Virtua is demonstrating a remarkable and unsurpassed commitment to women's cardiovascular health in the region and throughout the Garden State.

Incredibly, 96 percent of women that have joined Go Red For Women have made at least one choice to improve their heart health. If you have not done so already, please join the movement.

The Go Red Heart CheckUp takes all major risk factors for heart disease into consideration, including diabetes and metabolic syndrome, among others. The Go Red Heart CheckUp rewards you with a Personal Action Plan - a customized guide to help you achieve your fitness and nutrition goals and live heart smart.

Visit the national Go Red For Women website for more information about Go Red For Women and women's heart and stroke health. Read stories from other women and find out what choices you can make today to start leading a healthier life.

Go Red For Women. Our Hearts. Our Choice.
As one of New Jersey’s largest health systems, Virtua helps people be well, get well and stay well through a comprehensive range of health care services. Services are delivered through three health and wellness centers, three fitness centers, four acute care hospitals, primary and specialty physician practices with more than 240 physicians, urgent care centers, seven ambulatory surgery centers, home health services, two long-term care and rehabilitation centers, 12 paramedic units and a wide range of outpatient services. A leader in maternal and child health services, Virtua delivers more than 8,000 babies a year. Virtua also provides employment and wellness services to 1,700 businesses and corporations. An innovator in clinical and information technology such as electronic medical records, Virtua is recognized for its ground-breaking partnerships with GE Healthcare, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the Fox Chase Cancer Center. It is the official orthopedic provider for the Philadelphia Flyers. Virtua employs more than 8,400 people and has been honored as the #1 Best Place to Work in the Delaware Valley for seven consecutive years. It is the recipient of the Consumer Choice Award from the National Research Corporation. For more information, visit  www.virtua.org or www.virtuabroadcastnetwork.org.