National Wear Red Day: Raising awareness about heart disease

Phillip Cunningham
February 2, 2018

Dubbed "National Wear Red Day", the American Heart Association's annual campaign encourages women to check their health, know the risks and be informed about prevention.

Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer in the country.

If it seems like just about everyone is sporting something red today, don't worry, you're not going insane.

Women (and men) across America will be color-coordinating today for National Wear Red Day 2018, which aims to dispel myths surrounding heart diseases.

It is National Wear Red Day, which hopes to raise awareness for heart disease.

Macy's is also celebrating Wear Red Day and is offering sales in-store and online through February 5. There are five "Go Red Commitments", including: get active, eat healthy, monitor your blood pressure, join my research legacy and donate to Go Red.

Heart disease and stroke cause one in three deaths among women each year, killing approximately one woman every minute. You can purchase Red Dress pins for $3 each, and 100% of the proceeds benefit Go Red for Women.

These women will share their personal stories throughout the year to help other women in Forsyth County prevent and fight heart disease and stroke.

People who Go Red can show their support by sharing Go Red photos on social media, using#SiouxlandAHA and #WearRedDay.

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