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1 Go Red for Women campaign 2012

2 Overview Data on women and heart disease Go Red for Women 2012 objectives Go Red for Women campaign plans How you can be involved

3 Causes of Death 2006 Australian Institute of Welfare

4 Women and Heart Disease - facts About 10,400 women die of heart disease each year [i] [i] Heart disease is the number one killer of women in Australia and kills almost four times as many women as breast cancer [i] [i] Awareness is low, with just over 1/3 women knowing that heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in Australia [ii] [ii] More than 90% women have one risk factor for heart disease and 50% women have 2 or 3 risk factors [iii ][iii ] [i][i]Australian Bureau of Statistics. Causes of Death data 2009 (3303.0). March ii]ii] Heart Foundation, Heart Watch survey 2011 (unpublished) [iii][iii] AIHW. Women and Heart Disease: cardiovasular profile of women in Australia Canberra 2010

5 Go Red for Women 2012 Objectives (by December 2012) 1.To reach 35% awareness of heart disease as the leading cause of death 2.To raise funds through national corporate sponsorship and other fundraising strategies Target audience Primary: Women aged years Secondary: Intermediaries – health professionals, corporates, peak orgs, MPs – who influence primary audience

6 GRFW – key messages 1. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of Australian women 2. Focus on clinical risk factors – particularly on blood pressure and cholesterol Rationale Nearly one in three women aged * have been told by their GP they have high blood pressure, but only 10% are aware it’s a risk factor for heart disease Nearly 30% of women aged * have been told by their GP they have high cholesterol, but only 12% are aware it’s a risk factor for heart disease * National Heart Foundation. Heart Watch 2010 (unpublished) Sample size = 3,454

7 Multi-faceted campaign GRFW 2012 Healthy Heart Challenge Social Marketing Campaign Website and social media Public Relations and media Ten for Ten Pledge Events Local activities incl fundraising Corporate Sponsors Health professionals Advocacy – MPs, peak health orgs

8 Healthy Heart Challenge 2012 FREE 6 week online program, where simple changes can make a difference and lower the risk of heart disease How it works: - Participants simply selected one of 4 healthy goals 1) Lower high blood pressure 2) Lower high cholesterol levels 3) Be active everyday 4) Improve everyday nutrition Challenge started on 4 June and runs for 6 weeks Over 11,000 people have signed up to the Challenge in 2012 Registrations are now closed

9 Ten for Ten pledge events Taking place at 7 shopping centre locations during June and July Based on the concept of ‘Take action with the Ten for Ten pledge – take 10 seconds of your time to give 10 years back to your family’ How it will work? - Participants will be encouraged to make a FREE pledge on social media to get a heart health check - AMP Capital Shopping Centres will host the events where participants will have their FREE pledge photo taken by a professional photographer on a red couch, which will be uploaded onto the Heart Foundation Facebook account where participants can share with their friends and family - We’re encouraging ALL women to take the Ten for Ten pledge at their local shopping centre event or directly through the Heart Foundation Facebook page Daily prize pack giveaways for registering on site for the Go Red e-newsletter Sponsor cooking & fitness demonstrations at select locations

10 Ten for Ten pledge events – Dates & locations BRISBANE – Mt Ommaney Centre – Saturday 2 June and Sunday 3 June GOLD COAST – Pacific Fair - Saturday 9 June and Sunday 10 June SYDNEY – Macquarie Centre - Saturday 16 June and Sunday 17 June MELBOURNE – Knox Shopping Centre - Saturday 23 June and Sunday 24 June PERTH – Karrinyup Shopping Centre – Friday 29 June and Saturday 30 June PERTH – Garden City Shopping Centre – Friday 6 July and Saturday 7 July SYDNEY – Warringah Mall – Saturday 14 July and Sunday 15 July

11 Campaign resources and tools A range of campaign resources are available free: Posters promoting Go Red for Women awareness (in June) Clinical Risk Factor campaign and Women and Heart Disease brochures Online resources - content for websites and newsletter articles Tiles for websites (sent your request to Fundraising guides for hosting events to raise money for women and heart disease Order or download resources at goredforwomen.org.au

12 Getting involved organisationally Promote Go Red for Women campaign – add a Go Red tile to your intranet or internet - include content in your newsletter to staff or networks - put posters and brochures in your lunchroom or reception area Have fun with your friends, colleagues or family at a Heart Foundation Go Red event in 2012 Hold a ‘red-inspired’ Go Red morning tea at work to raise awareness and money for women and heart disease

13 Getting involved personally Visit your GP for a heart health check during June Talk to your friends, family and colleagues about heart disease in women Take the Ten for Ten pledge at the shopping centre event in your area during June or July (if there is one running in your State) or directly through the Heart Foundation Facebook page Join the conversation to beat heart disease - ‘like’ us on Facebook Sign up for the free Go Red for Women e-newsletter (7 editions p.a.) Fundraise or donate to the Heart Foundation to raise money for women and heart disease research and education

14 For more information Visit goredforwomen.org.au to find out more and order / download resources Call the Heart Foundation Health Information Service on for information (local charges apply) or at

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