Did you know that heart disease is the #1 killer of women? If you answered no, you’re not alone.
To raise awareness and fight against the disease that takes the life of approximately one woman every 80 seconds, National Go Red day was born. Each year, it falls on the first Friday in February. This year, National Wear Red Day is on Friday, February 3rd – mark your calendars!
According to the American Heart Association, National Wear Red Day continues to raise more and more awareness year after year. The strides they have accomplished in 15 years include:
- Nearly 90% of women have made at least one healthy behavior change.
- More than one-third of women has lost weight.
- More than 50% of women have increased their exercise.
- 6 out of 10 women have changed their diets.
- More than 40% of women have checked their cholesterol levels.
- One third of women has talked with their doctors about developing heart health plans.
- Today, nearly 300 fewer women die from heart disease and stroke each day.
- Death in women has decreased by more than 30 percent over the past 10 years.
No matter how big or small, your donation matters because it will go towards support for educational programs to increase women’s awareness and critical research to discover scientific knowledge about cardiovascular health. Visit AmericanHeart.org to learn more.