National Wear Red Day

02 February, 2018, 21:46 | Author: Clint Gray
  • Go Red for Women Day: Heart disease awareness

Friday is Wear Red Day - a day to commemorate women who battle heart disease and strokes.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States.

February is American Heart Month and today, February 2, is National Wear Red Day. Heart disease is often generally associated with men, but cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of women.

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Over the next few months, Baton Rouge General Hospital will host several heart health education and screening opportunities created to help people better understand their health and what they can do to reduce their risk of heart disease.

National Wear Red Day was born in 2003 as a proactive way to bring national attention to the disease that affects almost 500,000 American women each year.

The day started in 2003 as a part of a campaign to raise awareness and take action against cardiovascular disease in women.

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If it seems like just about everyone is sporting something red today, don't worry, you're not going insane. Every Macy's customer will get a second pin for free to give to a friend or family member when they buy one this year. In fact, today heart disease claims more lives than all forms of cancer combined.

SHARE your #WearRed Photos to join the movement on social media using hashtag #WearRed and #MyLandsEnd.

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