Friday, February 5, 2016

National Wear Red Day #GoRedForWomen

Today is National Wear Red Day. Are you wearing red?

Here's some history about this day:

In 2003, the American Heart Association and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute took action against a disease that was claiming the lives of nearly 500,000 American women each year – a disease that women weren’t paying attention to. A disease they truly believed, and many still believe to this day, affects more men than women.

Stemming from that action, National Wear Red Day was born. It’s held on the first Friday in February every year to raise awareness about heart disease being the No. 1 killer of women.

Follow tweets about #GoRedForWomen  and let's continue the fight against heart disease in women!

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