What is National Wear Red Day®?


One in three deaths among women are caused each year by heart disease and stroke. This is more than all other cancers combined.

Let that sink in for a minute: one in three deaths among women are caused by heart disease and stroke. That’s more than 500,000 American women a year.

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Fortunately, there’s something we can do. And there’s something you can do. This Friday, February 5th, is National Wear Red Day®, a special day in which people wear red in communities across the country to bring attention to the risks of heart disease and stroke. It’s a day to wear red, donate, raise awareness, and most importantly, to encourage women to schedule Well-Woman appointments.

We’re wearing red this Friday, and we invite you to do the same. #YouGoGirl

Does National Wear Red Day® really work?

For over 15 years, the American Heart Association has made huge strides in the campaign against heart disease and stroke in women. Thanks to National Wear Red Day®:

  • Nearly 90% have made at least one healthy behavior change.
  • More than one-third have lost weight.
  • More than 50% have increased their exercise.
  • 6 out of 10 have changed their diets.
  • More than 40% have checked their cholesterol levels.
  • One third have talked with their doctors about developing heart health plans.
  • Today, nearly 300 fewer women die from heart disease and stroke each day.
  • Deaths among women have decreased by more than 30 percent over the past 10 years.

(Source: GoRedForWomen.org)

How can I get involved?

The American Heart Associated has made huge strides, but there’s so much more we can do! Join Jenny Ingram, Christine Koh, Beth Rosen, Ty Alexander, Yanira Garza, and women across America this Friday for National Wear Red Day®. Help us as we educate women about the importance of Well-Woman visits and challenge them to schedule their annual appointments. Help us as we raise awareness of the fact that heart disease and stroke affect women just as much as men.

Will you be part of the National Wear Red Day® campaign and wear red on February 5th?

Will you call today and book your Well-Woman Visit with your doctor?

Join the fight and donate today.

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