National Wear Red Day is Friday Feb. 3 – Support Women’s Heart Health with ShopHeart American Heart Association’s Online Store
National Wear Red Day® brings urgent awareness to women’s No. 1 health threat.
Despite the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, heart disease remains the leading killer of women in the U.S., according to the American Heart Association. At the same time, the youngest, most diverse women are the least aware that cardiovascular disease (CVD) is their greatest health threat.
The American Heart Association is calling on people everywhere to spread awareness of the sobering fact that 1 in 3 women are dying from cardiovascular disease. One in three may not sound like a lot, but it’s not three other women – you could be the one.
It’s our mothers, our grandmothers, aunts, sisters, colleagues, classmates, neighbors, and best friends. Imagine your life with one-third of these women gone. It is an experience I know all too well.
When my mother died unexpectedly of heart disease in 1990, it changed my life forever. I was 15 years old and had to suddenly figure out how to navigate the rest of my life without her. It was also a huge wake-up call for me to be more proactive about my health, and to do more to inform and inspire others about the importance of living a heart-healthy lifestyle.
Like me, so many people are losing the women they love to heart disease every day. But we can change that because 80 percent of cardiac events can be prevented with education, awareness, and lifestyle changes.
On National Wear Red Day®, February 3, 2023, everyone is encouraged to “wear red and give” as part of the American Heart Association’s signature movement, Go Red for Women®, nationally sponsored by CVS Health.
About Go Red for Women
Go Red for Women – nationally sponsored by CVS Health – is the American Heart Association’s signature initiative to end heart disease and stroke in women. Go Red for Women is working in communities around the world to help women understand that cardiovascular disease is their greatest health threat and that they should take action to lower their risk.
Go Red for Women has 4 pillars of work:
- Ensuring all women are aware.
- Helping women take charge of their health.
- Engaging more women in Research and STEM.
- Addressing inequities in access and quality of care.
Here’s how you can show your support:
Wear red to show your support of women affected by heart disease and help raise awareness so all women can take action to protect their health.
Check out what’s in store for National Wear Red Day® (2/3/23) and American Heart Month! American Heart Association (AHA) has launched a new online shop with latest items to love. Get your official Go Red Collection merchandise in time for National Wear Red Day!
Here’s a sample of some of the many wonderfully red finds available now at AHA’s ShopHeart store (click the image to learn more about the product).
When it comes to beating heart disease, change can be the cure. Wear red to raise awareness and help save women’s lives.
Learn more about the Go Red for Women movement at GoRedforWomen.org or about National Wear Red Day (and how you can “Go Red”) at WearRedDay.org.