National Wear Red Day

Life Insurance

February 6th is National Wear Red Day. In 2003, the American Heart Association and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute took action against a disease that was claiming the lives of nearly 500,000 American women each year, per an article that was written by the Go Red for Women Editors at the American Heart Association. Women were not paying attention to heart disease and National Wear Red Day was born. It is held the first Friday in February every year to raise awareness about heart disease, the number 1 killer of women. This year is their 12th anniversary!

These are some of their accomplishments that they listed in their article:

1. Almost 90% of women have made some healthy habit changes

2. More than 1/3 of women have lost some weight

3. More than 50% of women have made changes to their exercise habits

4. 6 out of 10 women have changed their eating habits

5. More than 40 % have had their cholesterol levels checked

6. One third of women have talked to their doctor about a heart health plan

Despite their progress, women are still dying. They are unaware of the risks and facts behind heart disease. We need to stand strong and join the fight by wearing red on National Wear Red Day and educate women. So brighten your wardrobe and support the women that are fighting this disease by wearing red on Friday February 6th and telling people what going red means.

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