January 31, 2010

Friday is National Wear Red Day

Posted in Heart Disease in the News, Helpful Heart Links, Uncategorized tagged , , , , , , , , at 2:06 am by keepyourhearthealthy

Did you know that you can support a cure and bring about awareness for heart disease just by wearing a special color?  This Friday, February 5th is National Wear Red Day.  By wearing red, you can show recognition and support for women with heart disease.  Many people all over the country, from the workplace to the national television news shows, will be wearing red this Friday to show their support. 

You may be wondering why we need a national movement for women with heart disease?  The reason is because heart disease is the number one killer of women!  Also, a woman is slightly more likely to die from a heart attack than a man.  Traditionally, women have thought that heart disease was a man’s disease because men have a tendency to develop the disease sooner than women.  There were scientific theories that suggested women were “protected” by their female hormones which led many women to feel they did not need to worry much about heart attacks until they entered menopause.  Regardless of age, statistics don’t lie…a woman is more likely to die of heart disease than cancer!  So wear red on Friday and show that you want to bring awareness to the problem of heart disease in women.  If you want to take a more active role, you can start a National Wear Red Day campaign in your office and raise money for funding a cure.  Find out more information at http://goredforwomen.org and register to download an office toolkit which guides you through the process of setting up a campaign in your office.

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