National Wear Red Day: Heart Disease Awareness
Raising Awareness for Heart Disease in Women
National Wear Red Day is February 6, 2015. It is the day when men and women across the country show their support for women's heart disease awareness by wearing red. Heart Disease is the #1 killer of women in America. One in four women dies from heart disease. How much do you know about women and heart disease? What can YOU do?
The Red Dress is the symbol for National Red Day and the Go Red for Women movement. National Wear Red Day is your opportunity to join with millions to stand up to heart disease by wearing your favorite red dress, shirt, or tie, or Red Dress Pin.
The Faces of Heart Disease - American Heart Association - Go Red For Women Campaign
Join the Go Red Movement
**** Get A Free Red Dress Pin ***
Join the Go Red Movement and to fight Heart Disease and receive:
- a FREE red dress pin.
- A monthly e-newsletter filled with heart-healthy tips, events and programs, news, recipes, promotions and more. This is an opt-in newsletter, it is not mandatory.
- Access to exclusive merchandise on Shop Go Red, the proceeds of which benefit Go Red For Women and their cause.
- Access to the American Heart Association's online message boards.
- Free subscription to Heart Insight magazine, an American Heart Association quarterly publication.
Get More Information On National Wear Red Day
- Go Red For Women
Go Red For Women is a national movement founded by the American Heart Association to help you to fight back against the No. 1 killer of American women.
- National Wear Red Day - DHHS, NIH, NHLBI
National Wear Red Day
- The Heart Truth: A Campaign For Women About Heart Disease
What You Can Do For Wear Red Day
- Get a Go Red Heart Checkup
- Choose to Move - become more physically active
- On February 6, Wear Red Day, wear red, red shoes, or red accessories.
- Check out the Go Red Shop to see if there is something there that can help you raise awareness - a shirt, a pin, a gift for a friend...The $5 pins are very popular.
- Read the Go Red for Women Discussion Guide that tells the story of 10 women affected by heart disease.
Leading Causes of Death for American Women
One in four women dies from heart disease. It's the #1 killer of women, regardless of race or ethnicity. It also strikes at younger ages than most people think, and the risk rises in middle age. And, two-thirds of women who have heart attacks never fully recover.
Uncontrollable Risk Factors Associated with Cardiovascular Disease in Women Include:
- Increasing Age - Over 83 percent of people who die of coronary heart disease are 65 or older. At older ages, women who have heart attacks are more likely than men are to die from them within a few weeks.
- Family History (heredity) - Children of parents with heart disease are more likely to develop it themselves.
- Race - African Americans have more severe high blood pressure than Caucasians and a higher risk of heart disease. Heart disease risk is also higher among Mexican Americans, American Indians, native Hawaiians and some Asian Americans. This is partly due to higher rates of obesity and diabetes.
CONTROLLABLE Risk Factors Associated with Cardiovascular Disease Include:
- High blood pressure (HBP, hypertension)
- Type 2 diabetes
- High cholesterol
- Obesity and overweight
- Physical Inactivity
Keep The Beat: Heart Healthy Recipe Book
Heart Healthy Recipes from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute put together this recipe book and made it available to be viewed or downloaded completely free of charge. The recipes in evolved from research and education projects supported by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. The studies, and subsequently the recipes, were done in order to help Americans keep their hearts strong by reducing their intake of calories, fat, especially saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium.
Keep the Beat provides not only heat healthy recipes, but information and guidelines to help you eat ALL your meals in a heart healthy manner.
Send an eCard for National Wear Red Day
Raise awareness amongst your friends and family with a Wear Red Day eCard. These sites have a variety of cards available.
- BlueMountain.com- Choose Your eCard
Wear Red Day eCards
Go Red For Women Barbie - Limited Edition
This Barbie doll shows her heart, dressed in a brilliant red, ruffly gown. This doll proudly supports The American Heart Association, which will receive $100,000 from Mattel in support of its Go Red For Women movement focused on women and heart disease.