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Wear Red Day

Women Face Heart Disease and Stroke Risk

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Updated June 21, 2014

Go Red for Women - Cast of Stomp

Go Red for Women - Cast of Stomp

Donald Bowers/Getty Images for American Heart Association

 

Attack a killer by wearing red on the first Friday of February for National Wear Red Day®

Heart disease and stroke are the leading killers of women in the USA, and they kill more women than men each year. The American Heart Association and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services promote Go Red for Women to raise awareness of heart disease and stroke in women.

I'm warning you in advance so you can properly select your red ensemble.

And what is one of the best things you can do for your heart while wearing red (or any old time)? Moderate intensity exercise such as brisk walking. Wear red and get ready to walk!

National Wear Red Day 2015 is Friday, February 6.

National Wear Red Day is a registered trademark of HHS and AHA.

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