National Wear Red Day

Written by: Admin, | 07th February 2014 | Comment(s)

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Today is National Wear Red Day to recognize the number one killer in women, heart disease. In 2003, the American Heart Association and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute took action against heart disease that was claiming the lives of nearly 500,000 American women each year; making the first Friday of every February National Wear Red Day. Wearing red is to remind people to take action, raise awareness, and educate on the killer disease.

Here are 10 ways that you can get involved:

1. Know Your Heart Score- GoRed Heart Check Up is a great resource to evaluate your lifestyle and heart health

2. Live Healthy- Learn new ways to prevent heart disease with heart-healthy recipesexercises and more on Go Red For Women.

3. Know The Signs Of A Heart Attack- The American Heart Association provides information on warning signs

4. Start Walking- Abvio is a walk meter app that tracks and records your workouts

5. Wear Red- Brighten up your attire and explain the significance of the color

6. Host A Wear Red Day Event- Go Red For Women has a great planning guide, flyers, and information guides on heart disease

7. Help Your Community Wear Red- Volunteer and encourage local businesses to raise awareness and support Go Red For Women

8. Go Red Online- Change your profile picture to you wearing something red, tweet, and blog about heart disease and National Wear Red Day

9. Shop For The Cause- ShopHeart has a great product line and 100% of proceeds go towards education on heart disease and stroke

10. Support Go Red- Donate or create a fundraising page as an individual or group

resources: www.goredforwomen.org