Kick off American Heart Month by celebrating National Wear Red Day® with the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women® Movement


(1/30/2019)

Wear Red to support the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women on Friday, February 1, 2019

The American Heart Association, the leading voluntary health organization devoted to a world of longer, healthier lives, together with its Go Red for Women movement, are asking you to wear red to support Go Red for Women on National Wear Red Day.

Why wear red and give? Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, taking more lives than all forms of cancer combined. Someone you know and love may be affected – at any age. Heart disease and stroke claim the lives of one in three women — a third of our mothers, sisters and friends. It’s time to change this fact.

You can support those fighting heart disease and stroke in Wisconsin by wearing red on Friday, February 1, and sharing a picture of you, your family, friends or colleagues “going red.” Post on social media with the hashtag #WearRedDay.

While nearly 80 percent of cardiac events can be prevented through education and lifestyle changes, cardiovascular diseases continue to be a woman’s greatest health threat. To treat, beat and prevent heart disease and stroke, women should understand family health history, know their five key personal health numbers to help determine risk and make healthy behavior changes like moving more, eating smart and managing blood pressure.

About the American Heart Association

The American Heart Association is a leading force for a world of longer, healthier lives. With nearly a century of lifesaving work, the Dallas-based association is dedicated to ensuring equitable health for all. It is a trustworthy source empowering people to improve their heart health, brain health and well being. The American Heart Association collaborates with numerous organizations and millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, advocate for stronger public health policies, and share lifesaving resources and information. Connect on heart.org, Facebook, Twitter or by calling 1-800-AHA-USA1.

 

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