CVS Health's Foulkes tapped to chair Go Red For Women

Helena Foulkes, president of CVS Pharmacy, has been named as the inaugural national chair for Go Red For Women. | Contributed photo

CVS also announced that Helena Foulkes, president of CVS Pharmacy, has been named as the inaugural national chair for Go Red For Women, which aims to raise awareness for the fact that heart disease and stroke are the number one cause of death for women.

"With more than one in three women living with cardiovascular disease, there is a great need for increased awareness, funding and research about women's heart health. I am honored to serve as national chair for Go Red For Women to help spread this important message," Foulkes said.

CVS Health will sponsor the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement with a pledge to raise $10 million over the next three years to support research efforts.

"CVS Health and the American Heart Association both share a deep commitment to making a meaningful health impact in the communities we serve and we couldn't be more energized and excited about them joining us in the fight against heart disease in women," American Heart Association Board Chairman Al Royse said in a statement. "CVS Health's support of Go Red For Women will help fund lifesaving research and education in this critical area, while also providing easy ways for their customers to 'Go Red.' We look forward to saving and changing countless lives by working together."

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