- American Heart Association encouraging everyone to Speak Red, Wear Red and Go Red for Women on
National Wear Red Day, Friday, February 6, 2015
DENVER –The American Heart Association is asking women is asking the women of Colorado to participate in the Annual Wear Red Day on Friday, February 6, 2015, to make ending heart disease a reality. It gives women and men everywhere a way to show their dedication and support of the cause, and empowers them to take action for their health.
Heart disease is still the No. 1 killer of Americans, taking the life of one in three each year. This means women like you — mothers, sisters, grandmothers, aunts, friends — are dying at the rate of one per minute because they don’t know what you know: heart disease kills. It’s time to shout louder, stand stronger and demand change. The American Heart Association asks that women Speak Red, Wear Red, and Go Red for Women on National Wear Red Day. Go Red For Women believes that by bringing women together, they are empowered to bring a voice to this silent killer to help save lives. Women can listen to what their hearts are telling them, wear red on National Wear Red Day and spread the word to their friends and community about making the right choices and taking action.
Wear Red Day is an important part of the Go Red For Women goal to build awareness and urge women to take concrete actions to reduce their risk of heart disease, and to raise necessary funds for research and education. By joining with hundreds of other individuals and organizations taking part in Wear Red Day, you can help us continue our efforts.
Join the fight against heart disease, the No. 1 killer of women. Wear red, raise awareness, and learn to love your heart throughout the year by actively adopting heart-healthy habits and spreading the word.
Women can wear red in support of the cause, learn more about their personal risk of heart disease, get involved with local events and register for a free red dress pin at GoRedForWomen.org or www.facebook.com/ahadenver.
About Go Red For Women
Go Red For Women is the American Heart Association’s national movement, created by women, for women, dedicated to uncovering the truth about women and heart disease: heart disease can kill you or a woman you love. With more women dying of cardiovascular disease than the next three causes of death combined, including all forms of cancer, we are committed to fighting this No. 1 killer that is preventable. The American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement is nationally sponsored by Macy’s and Merck & Co., Inc, with additional support from our cause sponsors.
About the American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. Our mission is to build healthier lives by preventing, treating and defeating these diseases – America’s No. 1 and No. 5 killers. We fund cutting-edge research, conduct lifesaving public and professional educational programs, and advocate to protect public health. To learn more or join us in helping all Americans, call 1-800-AHA-USA1 or visit www.heart.org