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Show Off Your Red

Posted by egehl on February 6, 2009

reddressDid you know that heart disease is the number 1 killer of women?

It’s a stark statistic that will not change unless we do something about it. Today, Friday, February 6th is National Wear Red Day, which is sponsored by the American Heart Association (AHA).

AHA’s annual National Wear Red Day is a chance for women nationwide to show that they care about their heart health, and will take action towards preventing heart disease through healthy eating, exercise and regular check ups with their doctor.

National Wear Red Day is just one way to get involved in the heart health movement.  You can be involved with AHA’s Go Red For Women campaign all year long.  In fact, BPW/USA has joined forces and partnered with AHA’s Go Red For Women movement. Together BPW/USA and AHA have created the Healthy Heart Makeover Program so women can learn how to lead heart-healthy lifestyles – and encourage others to do the same – through your personal, professional and political actions.

On National Wear Red Day and throughout the year you can spread the heart health message at work!  By approaching women at your workplace, you can reach women who may not understand how to prevent heart disease and its symptoms.  Therefore BPW/USA and AHA have created “Paint Your Worksite Red!“, which is a program to educate you on how you can incorporate Go Red for Women ideas and goals into your workplace.  Learn more on the BPW/USA website.

By participating in National Wear Red Day today and promoting heart health in your workplace through “Paint your Worksite Red!”, you can help raise awareness of heart disease and prevent more women from being a victim of this pervasive disease.

Start by wearing red TODAY!

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One Response to “Show Off Your Red”

  1. businesswom said

    I wore red! Thanks!

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