Tomorrow is the America Heart Association's 10th annual National Wear Red Day. They ask women to show their support of its campaign in the fight against heart disease in women, by wearing red.
Heart disease is the number one killer of our mothers, sisters, daughters and friends. For 10 years, women have fought heart disease and saved the lives of more than 627,000 women, thanks to the collective energy, passion, time, money and HEART of the 25 million Americans who have supported the Go Red For Women movement. But the fight is not over. Heart disease is more deadly than all forms of cancer combined. An estimated 43 million women in the U.S. are affected by heart disease. Ninety percent of women have one or more risk factors for developing heart disease. Since 1984, more women than men have died each year from heart disease and the gap between men and women’s survival continues to widen. While one in 31 American women dies from breast cancer each year, heart disease causes one in three deaths each year.
Here are some easy ways to participate in National Wear Red Day.
- Wear something red.
- Shop at Macy's during their Shop Red Sale. (Wear Red and save 20% or buy their Red Dress pin for $2 and 100% will be donated or shop online with the promo code Red.)
- Use social media- Like GoRed on Facebook, and follow them on Twitter and Pinterest.
The American Heart Association's Go Red For Women movement advocates for more research and swifter action for women's heart health. The American Heart Association's Go Red For Women movement was created by women, for women. Because our health is non-negotiable, because we have the power to save our lives, and because the best force for women is women.