Today is National Wear Red Day.. Are you up for the challenge to GO RED FOR WOMEN??
Every year, on the first Friday in February, millions of women and men come together wearing red, ready to take action and commit to fight Heart Disease. In 2003, the American Heart Association was faced with a big challenge , being that Cardiovascular disease was claiming the lives of nearly 500,000 American women each year. Many women often dismiss heart disease as an “older man’s disease.” Many don’t pay attention to the tell tale signs. In order to dispel the myths of heart disease as the No. 1 killer of women, the American Heart Association, along with the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute created National Wear Red Day® , in order to raise awareness of this critical disease. Go Red For Women promotes, educates ,informs and challenges us to make a change within ourselves and fight Heart Disease head on.
Go Red For Women is a passionate, emotional, social initiative designed to empower women to take charge of their heart health. By banding together we can collectively wipe out heart disease. It challenges us to know our own risk for heart disease , seek preventative medicine and follow the guidelines set forth for heart health.
Since the first National Wear Red Day 10 years ago, tremendous strides have been made in the fight against heart disease in women
- 21% fewer women are dying from heart disease
- 23% more women aware that it’s their No. 1 health threat
- Publishing of gender-specific results, established differences in symptoms and responses to medications and women-specific guidelines for prevention and treatment
- Legislation to help end gender disparities
Want more information on how you can make a difference visit American Heart Association Go Red For Women online .
I ask that you and all your friends wear RED today and to help share the truth about heart disease and make ending it a reality!
SO Main Street Mama’s are you up to the challenge?
Whose wearing RED with me today?
TOGETHER WE CAN STOMP OUT HEART DISEASE…. GO RED