Friday, February 3rd is officially National Wear Red Day!
By wearing red, you are raising awareness of the #1 women’s health issue in the United States—heart disease and stroke.
Heart disease and stroke cause 1 in 3 deaths among women each year, killing approximately one woman every 80 seconds! It adds up to nearly 500,000 American women each year. Fortunately, 80 percent of cardiac and stroke events may be prevented with education and action.
By wearing red you are sending a message to the world. You are dispelling myths that heart disease only affects older men. You are standing up to preventable heart disease and stroke events.
Per the American Heart Association, a woman who goes red:
• Follows an exercise routine
• Eats a healthy diet
• Visits her doctor for tests and important screening
• Influences her community by talking about heart health
You can donate to the cause here
Funds raised will support efforts to research and discover more about heart health.
Learn how to start healthy habits now with this infographic courtesy of Scripps.