Thursday, January 31, 2008

Friday is National Wear Red Day!


Participate in National Wear Red Day on Friday, February 1:
Wear Red to Support Women and Heart Disease Awareness

Friday, February 1, 2008, is National Wear Red Day—a day when Americans nationwide will take women's health to heart by wearing red to show their support for women's heart disease awareness. Although significant progress has been made in increasing awareness among women from 34 percent in 2000 to 57 percent in 2006—most women fail to make the connection between risk factors and their personal risk of developing heart disease.

National Wear Red Day is an annual event held on the first Friday in February. On this day, women and men across the country will wear red to unite in the national movement to give women a personal and urgent wake-up call about their risk of heart disease. Everyone can participate by showing off a favorite red dress, shirt, or tie, or by wearing the Red Dress Pin (available at www.hearttruth.gov).

Join this national effort by wearing red on February 1, and encourage your family, friends, and coworkers to do the same.

By participating in National Wear Red Day, You are joining The Heart Truth. The Heart Truth is a national awareness campaign to alert women about their risk for heart disease and motivate them to take steps to lower their risk. The centerpiece of the campaign is the Red Dress—the national symbol for women and heart disease awareness. What's a Red Dress got to do with it? A simple Red Dress works as a visual red alert to get the message heard loud and clear: "Heart Disease Doesn't Care What You Wear—It's the #1 Killer of Women." Sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the campaign is reaching women with important heart health messages in community settings through a diverse network of national and grassroots partner organizations.

Please join in and help spread the word about women and heart disease. For ideas and tools to help you participate in National Wear Red Day or to order a Red Dress Pin, visit www.hearttruth.gov.

 

8 comments:

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Mississippi Songbird,
There's no National Wear Red Day in the Philippines. But I do believe in your advocacy to create awareness among women in the United States about the danger of heart disease among women. I hope this movement grows and gather momentum among all citizens of the US. Thanks for the wonderful post. God bless you and your family always.

Karen H. said...

Good Morning Stephanie,
I have posted about the National Wear Red Day on my today's post. I do hope that everyone will wear some Red. Did yall get any Snow or anything yesterday or last night? We didn't get anything last night either. Take care my friend and have a great day. May God Bless You and Yours.

Love & Hugs,
Karen H.

Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Stephani,

Thank you for your post about National Wear Red Day, to support Women and Heart Disease Awareness. I'm wearing red today!

Have a blessed day!

Renie

Patti said...

Dangit I knew this and I forgot as I was getting dressed this morning. I even have a red dress pin.

hippochick said...

Stephanie,

I love the chirp!!! You have made my day. I wrote about my heart "episode" today. It is because of your reminder.

Hugs,
Pam

ancient one said...

I wore red yesterday... I forgot about today... so I wore blue. Maybe next year I can get it right.
Hope you have a great weekend!

Lisa said...

Karen
I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Stay warm. Have fun! your friend. Lisa

Darleen said...

Hi, I wish that there was a bigger deal made about this... I only knew about this because Mrs. Bush was on the Fox morning show promoting it. Thanks for the plug!