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National Wear Red Day

Do you want to be a part of something huge? On February 3, 2012, you have the chance to raise awareness and possibly change lives. All you have to do is wear red. That’s right, a simple wardrobe choice gives you the opportunity to make a difference. And don’t worry about standing out, you won’t be alone!

          The American Heart Association and Go Red for Women are inviting women across the country to make raising awareness for heart disease their mission. Why is this important? Every year, 1 in 3 American women die of heart disease, compared to 1 in 30 women that die of breast cancer. Go Red and you could have a hand in saving someone’s life. Research shows that women who Go Red are more likely to make healthy choices. Here are just a few findings about women who have chosen to Go Red:

  • More than one-third have lost weight
  • Nearly fifty percent have increased their exercise
  • Six out of ten have changed their diets

Not only is the decision to Go Red healthy, it is also easy! The American Heart Association provides many ways for women to Go Red. In addition to wearing red on the first Friday in February, you can encourage your friends and family to do the same. Tell five women that you want them to live and that we can help stop heart disease in our lifetime. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer for the cause, contact your local American Heart Association office to see how to become involved. Donate to help fund research and educational programs that are needed to help our daughters, sisters, and mothers have a chance to fight heart disease. For more information on how to save lives please visit GoRedForWomen.org. The power to save a life rests in your hands. Take action today!

 

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