Pull out that red sweater, strap on those red shoes, throw a red scarf around your neck, or jump into those red long johns, because Friday, February 7th is National Wear Red Day!
In 2004 the American Heart Association created Go Red For Women to educate women about heart disease and stroke. There was a great need for this campaign since heart disease was typically viewed as an older man’s disease. So National Wear Red Day was formed to bring awareness to this number one killer of women. That’s right; heart disease kills more women than any other disease, including all forms of cancer, a staggering 500,000 lives of American Women are claimed to it each year.
Won’t you join me today to bring awareness to such an important topic? If you have a mother, sister, wife, female friend or co-worker, or if you yourself are a woman, you should be concerned and informed about this silent killer.
To learn more, check out the American Heart Association website to find out anything and everything about the heart. This site will give you information about events in your area, recipes, warning signs and ways you can help.
Please show your red!