Are you wearing red today? If not, maybe you should and join the thousands of people around the country celebrating “National Wear Red Day ®” to raise awareness against women’s heart disease. This is a day of national public recognition observed the first Friday in February, which started in 2004. Heart disease is the number one killer of women affecting 1 in 3 every year; therefore, the American Heart Association created a campaign called “Go Red For Women,” designed to empower women to take charge of their heart health. Strokes and cardiac-related issues can be prevented with education and action.
There are numerous resources available providing prevention information and ways to get involved and help the cause. These are just a few to get you started:
If social media is more to your liking, you can check out the following:
What can we do??? The first step is education. The second step is advocating. Women must be advocates for themselves and engage others in the prevention of heart diseases. So, let’s all get involved and show our support by wearing RED!