February is Heart Month: National Wear Red Day is coming
Ok, Ambassadors. It’s time to get in formation for National Wear Red Day, February 3, 2017. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, taking more lives than all forms of cancer combined. Nearly half of all African-American adults have some form of cardiovascular disease, 48 percent of women and 46 percent of men.
Because of these alarming numbers, the American Heart Association and the Heart, Lung and Blood institute took action against this disease that was claiming the lives of nearly 500,000 American women each year. In 2017, we celebrate 15 years of going red for women to raise awareness for this disease and call you to join us in the cause to save our sisters. Pull out your brightest red dress, rock your favorite red lip stick and wear it proudly on February 3.
Go Red for Women Website
Today there is much discussion and debate about inequality between men and women. However, in one area women are leading in record numbers: heart disease. It’s not a “man’s disease.” Heart disease is the number one killer of women and is more deadly than all forms of cancer. This site is filled with information to dispel common myths and share the facts about heart disease and women. It also provides information to educate women on the risk factors associated with heart disease and stroke, introduce them to behavioral changes that can lead to healthier lives, and give them a voice to advocate for women’s health issues. It’s time to Go Red.
Learn more about Go Red for Women.