Participate in National Wear Red DayGo Red For Women … on National Wear Red Day

On National Wear Red Day, Go Red in your own fashion to show your support for women and the fight against heart disease.

Let your heart shine … and help save women’s lives.

Go Red For Women is a nationwide movement to empower women to love—and save—their hearts through lifestyle choices and actions. By joining together with hundreds of other companies and organizations across America on National Wear Red Day, you’ll help the American Heart Association support the ongoing research and education about women and heart disease.

National Wear Red Day for Women, February 3, 2006, has its own dress code. On this day, you’re free to Go Red in your own fashion. Wear your favorite red clothes or accessory—a red blouse, a red dress pin, red lipstick—carry a fabulous red handbag or sport a red tie and red socks … and show some heart for heart disease prevention.

Too few people realize that heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women—and of men—but the good news is that heart disease can largely be prevented. Spreading the Go Red For Women message—Love your heart—raises awareness of heart disease and empowers women to reduce their risk. And as you encourage everyone in your organization to wear red on Wear Red Day, you’ll be sharing with them the tools and information they need to protect themselves and their loved ones.

National Wear Red Day is a simple, powerful way to raise awareness of heart disease and improve women’s heart health. It’s easy to participate. Everyone (men too!) can support the fight against heart disease and stroke by wearing red on Wear Red Day. Companies can offer an additional incentive for employees to participate by allowing them to wear red and jeans to work on Wear Red Day in exchange for a $5 donation to the American Heart Association. Participants also may wear a red dress sticker (the symbol for women’s heart health—available on this Web site) to show the world that they “take heart” in women’s health.

Put your hand on your own heart … and make your own promise to be heart healthy. Make red the color of a pulsing, vibrant life. That’s the message for Wear Red Day. If everyone can make a promise to be heart healthy, we can wipe out heart disease.

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