CLEVELAND — Heart disease is the No. 1 health threat to women, according to the American Heart Association. Because of this statistic, the organization uses their Go Read for Wmovement to bring awareness to the cause.
Go Red's Watch Me Step Up campaign is currently looking to raise $60,000. To help achieve that goal, Cleveland philanthropist and this year's Go Red honorary chairwoman Lorraine Dodero will be matching every dollar raised up to $30,000 for the months of September and October to help inspire fellow Clevelanders to donate.
Dodero is a community leader and is the Executive Director of the Sam J. Frankino Foundation.
"During this unprecedented and challenging time, our heart & stroke survivors face higher risks of contracting COVID-19 and suffering complications from the virus," the fundraising web page reads. Up to 40 percent of patients hospitalized due to COVID-19 have been people with heart disease or are stroke survivors according to an American Heart Association spokesperson.
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"We need to step up for women of all ages - from the young girls participating in our STEM Goes Red for Girls programs to the millennial's and new moms to the generations facing greater health concerns," the fundraising page finishes.