National Wear Red Day: Wear red the first friday in February to raise awareness of heart disease in women

Wear red to bring heart disease awareness to women

Wear Red on first Friday in February!

The first Friday in February is National Wear Red Day across the country. This day is to bring awareness to the #1 killer of women–heart disease, which is more deadly than all types of cancer combined. We at Visiting Angels in NJ encourage everyone to GO RED: know the symptoms, know your risks, and live a heart-healthy lifestyle.
  • 90 percent of all women have at least one risk factor for developing heart disease
  • 1 in 3 deaths each year in women are from heart disease, while 1 in 31 are from breast cancer
  • Women are less likely to call 911 for themselves than they would for another person
  • About 43 million U.S. women are affected by heart disease each year
  • Even though heart disease is the #1 killer of women in the U.S., only 1 in 5 women think it’s their greatest threat to their health

Watch this entertaining yet informative video about a mom who takes care of everyone but herself. A gentle reminder to all women to recognize the symptoms of a heart attack. Written by and starring Elizabeth Banks, it’s entitled “Just a Little Heart Attack.”

Visit www.goredforwomen.org for in-depth information on heart disease in women.