According to the American Heart Association (AHA), heart disease is the number one killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year. Heart disease causes more deaths than all forms of cancer combined. It is often a “silent killer” with no symptoms.
The American Heart Association and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute began National Wear Red Day in 2003 and encourage everyone to wear red on the first Friday of every February. This is meant to increase awareness and promote healthy lifestyle changes, specifically for women.
They have also been raising awareness of heart disease through their Go Red for Women program since 2004. You can “Go Red” by eating healthy, exercising, knowing the signs of a heart attack, knowing your heart score, wearing red and spreading the word about heart disease.
For more information about National Wear Red Day and Go Red for Women, visit www.goredforwomen.org.
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