February 3, 2012 is National Wear Red Day® created by the American Heart Association (AHA). Go Red for Women was created to dispel the myths and raise awareness of heart disease as the number one killer of women. It is a passionate, emotional, social initiative designed to empower women to take charge of their heart health.
According to their website, the goal of Go Red for Women is:
Go Red For Women encourages awareness of the issue of women and heart disease, and also action to save more lives. The movement harnesses the energy, passion and power women have to band together and collectively wipe out heart disease. It challenges them to know their risk for heart disease and take action to reduce their personal risk. It also gives them the tools they need to lead a heart healthy life.
Click here to learn more about local events, how to fundraise/donate, resources, and items you can buy to support the movement.
Since 2004, through its fundraising efforts, Go Red For Women has contributed almost $44 million to women-focused research and has provided additional funds to life-saving educational programs and tools for physicians.
Take care of yourself ladies, click here to learn the Women's Signs of a Heart Attack and click here to discover how to stay Heart Healthy at Any Age.
And remember, Go Red for Women!