Did you know that one in three women die from heart disease and stroke every year? Yet, according to the American Heart Association (AHA), 80 percent of those deaths could be prevented. Raise awareness
about women and heart disease by celebrating National Wear Red Day® with Go Red for Women on Friday, February 3rd, to help raise awareness about heart disease in women.
Heart disease has been nicknamed the “silent killer” because it often has no obvious symptoms, and it's more deadly than all forms of cancer combined. In fact, according to the AHA, research revealed that heart disease was the number one killer of women, and actually killed more women than men. To save lives and raise awareness, the AHA launched Go Red for Women and established the red dress as the iconic symbol of this special movement.
So this Friday, wear red, know your personal risk for heart disease, and take action to live a longer, healthier life! To learn more, visit goredforwomen.org or the American Heart Association website at heart.gov.