National Wear Red Day, Help Bring Awareness to Heart Disease
Today is the day to raise awareness to help end heart disease and stroke in women.
National Wear Red Day is today, Friday, February 5, 2016. Each year, 1 in 3 deaths among women are linked to heart disease and stroke. That's more than all cancers combined.
Since Go Red for Women started the National Wear Red movement back in 2003:
- Nearly 90% have made at least one healthy behavior change.
- More than one-third has lost weight.
- More than 50% have increased their exercise.
- 6 out of 10 have changed their diets.
- More than 40% have checked their cholesterol levels.
- One third 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
February is National Heart Month. Check out our website for more information on how you can donate and educate yourself and loved ones about heart disease and stroke.