National Wear Red Day to support heart disease is Friday

The first Friday of every February marks National Wear Red Day.

The day is dedicated to spreading awareness of heart disease especially among women.

Heart disease is the cause of death in 1 of 3 women every year.

The original campaign was initiated in 2004 by the American Heart Association.

According to the American Heart Association, a person can reduce the risk of heart disease by:

  • Quitting smoking
  • Eating a variety of fruits & vegetables.
  • Exercising regularly
  • Limiting your alcohol intake
  • Managing your stress levels.
  • Visiting your doctor for screenings consistently

To celebrate this day, you can wear red in any form to show support.

To learn more on how to be better involved, visit goredforwomen.org

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