Red – in its slew of shades – is the undisputed color of choice during the month of February; its natural pair being the heart. Aside from Valentine’s Day, though, there is another day each February aimed at the heart and splashed with red, but is far more meaningful than who you will ask to the annual Sweetheart Dance. That day is National Wear Red Day®.
Cardiovascular disease kills approximately one woman in the United States every 80 seconds according to the American Heart Association. But wait, there’s good news: 80 percent of cardiac events may be prevented with education and lifestyle changes! Wearing the color red, which is incidentally the color of the heart, is one way to raise awareness and show your support for educational programs that would increase critical research to discover scientific knowledge about cardiovascular health.
You depend on your heart to express feelings of love, joy, and gratitude; to help you make decisions; and to keep your body functioning properly, but your heart is dependent on you to know your body and to take care of it. Be a part of the movement; wear red tomorrow, Friday, Feb. 3, and Go Red For Women!