Valentine’s Day – February 14th- Wear Red for Women Day -
Please offer your support for yourself or a special woman in your life.
Did you know that 433,000 American women die of heart disease every year? That number means that 1 out of every 3 women who die each year die from heart disease making it the No. 1 killer of American women.
Historically, women have not paid attention to the fact that heart disease affects women just as often as men. In fact, many even dismissed it as an “older man’s disease.” The American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement works to make sure women know they are at risk so they can take action to protect their health.
What you can do to help:
Wear red on February 14th to raise awareness of women’s risk for heart disease.
Be good to your heart every day by becoming aware of the risk factors for heart disease and reducing those risks. You can go to the Association’s website for some helpful information: http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/)
On February 14th, let’s make it our mission to save lives.
Together we can make a difference!
All revenues from local and national Go Red For Women activities, like National Wear Red Day, support awareness, research, education and community programs to benefit women. These funds help women by offering educational programs, advancing women’s understanding about their risk for heart disease and providing tools and motivation to help women reduce their risk and to protect their health.