US Women Spreads Awareness on the 'National Wear Red Day'

National Wear Red DayThe recent figures claim heart disease as the largest killer of men and women in the United States. The American Heart Association has risen to the alarming figures and have initiated steps that focuses on education with two of its initiatives, Go Red for Women and Life’s Simple 7.

Feb. 5 is National Wear Red Day, when women across the U.S. are encouraged to don a red article of clothing to help build awareness for heart disease, the No. 1 killer of adult females.

Every year nearly half a million women die because of cardiovascular diseases, according to the American Heart Association (AHA), which sponsors the event.

The campaign to educate women about their risks was initiated last year, when the first Wear Red Day was held on Feb. 6, 2009.

According to the AHA, the day is an alert call to caution women that age, family history and race can't be changed; however, healthy choices can be initiated to reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke.

People who go to goredforwomen.org can download a Wear Red Day "kit" that includes downloadable flyers, posters, e-mail campaigns, fundraising tips and more.

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