Cardiology

Celebrate Heart Health With National Wear Red Day


Friday, February 03, 2017 | All Day Add to Calendar

WHAT: The American Heart Association (AHA) is asking women –and men–to participate in the annual National Wear Red Day on Fri., Feb. 3, 2017, to make ending heart disease in women a reality. This national icon day gives individuals everywhere a way to show their dedication and support for the cause, and empowers women to take action. Together, we can stand strong and demand change on National Wear Red Day. The day is an important part of the AHA’s Go Red For Women® campaign to build awareness of heart disease in women, urge women to take concrete actions to reduce their risk, and raise much-needed funds for women-centric cardiovascular research and education. WHY: Heart disease is still our No. 1 killer and it kills more women each year than all forms of cancer combined. Yet 80 percent of heart and stroke incidents are completely preventable with healthier lifestyle choices. Let’s unite to prevent heart disease and stroke. It’s time to put our hearts into it and Go Red for Women. Help women across America take charge of their health in one doctor visit – a single Well-Woman Visit can give a head-to-heart-to-toe view of a woman’s overall health. An estimated 44 million women in the U.S. are affected by heart disease and stroke – the No.1 and No.5 killers of all women. 90 percent of all women have one or more risk factors for cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Go Red For Women advocates for more research and swifter action for women’s heart health. Funds raised by the Go Red for Women® campaign fund research specifically geared toward women, education, and legislative advocacy programs. HOW: You can join with hundreds of thousands of individuals and organizations nationwide taking part in National Wear Red Day: • Wear RED on Fri., Feb. 3, 2017 • Donate to help fund research during American Heart Month • Raise awareness! “Go Red” on your social media profiles using #GoRedHouston • Show your heart some love by actively adopting heart-healthy habits. Learn how at www.GoRedForWomen.org • And don’t forget to make your heart health a priority. Schedule your Well-Woman Visit, a prevention check-up to review a woman’s overall health so her doctor can measure blood pressure, check cholesterol and look for signs of heart disease, stroke and other illnesses. WHEN: Fri., Feb. 3, 2017 – All day WHERE: Start with your closet, but don’t stop there! Decorate your office, yard, school, building, neighborhood, church and your community! Go Red wherever you want women (and the families who love them) to raise awareness about heart health. WHO: Women – and men – and the AHA, who is dedicated to building healthier lives free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. SOCIAL MEDIA: Find out more by visiting GoRedForWomen.org and join the conversation with the #GoRedHouston hashtag. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @ahahouston


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Greater Houston Area

Contact

Suzie Flores

(832) 918-4039