I’m wearing red on Friday. Will you?

Wear Red

I’m wearing red on Friday. Will you?

Red is my favorite color, so I’m thrilled at any chance to wear it. Especially this Friday, February 1 – National Wear Red Day, created by the American Heart Association and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. It’s a day to call attention to the #1 killer of women: heart disease. A cause dear to my heart because it took my mother’s life. And a few months ago, I found out I had high cholesterol because of my genes.

So on Friday, I will wear red:

  • in honor of my mom’s memory
  • to alert women about their risk of heart disease
  • to remind women to eat healthier and be more physically active
  • to commit to fighting this deadly disease

And don’t go thinking that the simple act of wearing red won’t make a difference. Since the first National Wear Red Day in 2003, we’ve seen huge changes, including:

  • 21% fewer women dying from heart disease
  • 23% more women aware that it’s their No. 1 health threat

Not bad, right? So get to it everyone! Go through your closet and pick something red to wear Friday – a dress, shirt, or tie… anything really. Let’s all come together to fight heart disease in women.

Will you join me?

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