Tomorrow, Friday, February 6, 2009, is National Wear Red DayÃ¢Â€Â”a day when Americans nationwide will take women's health to heart by weari red to show their support for women's heart disease awareness. We unite with thousands of Americans in the national movement to give women across the nation a personal an urgent wakeup call about their risk for heart disease by showing off a favorite red dress, shirt, tie, or Red Dress Pin.
The centerpiece of the campaign is the Red Dressâ€”the national symbol for women and heart disease awareness. What's a Red Dress got to do with it? A simple Red Dress works as a visual red alert to get the message heard loud and clear: "Heart Disease Doesn't Care What You Wearâ€”It's the #1 Killer of Women."
Sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the American Heart Association, and other partners, the campaign is reaching women with important heart health messages in community settings through a diverse network of national and grassroots organizations.
Remember these fa*Heart disease is the #1 killer of women.
*One in 4 American women dies of heart disease; 1 in 30 dies of breast cancer.
*One in five women over 65 years of age has some form of heart disease.
*Both men and women can lower their risk of heart disease by as much as 82 percent by leading a healthy lifestyle.
*Reduce your risk of heart disease: quit smoking, eat healthy foods, and stay active.
Remember to WEAR RED tomorrow to show support for women's heart disease awareness.