The American Heart Association, the leading global volunteer organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke, is calling on women to spread awareness on National Wear Red Day, February 5, 2021, that 1 in 3 women are dying from cardiovascular disease.
Women (and men) are encouraged to “wear red and give” as part of the American Heart Association’s signature movement, Go Red for Women®, nationally sponsored by CVS Health, with support from National Wear Red Day matching partner Big Lots, and locally by Live Fierce Go Red Platform Sponsor White Plains Hospital and local sponsors Fujifilm and Westmed Medical Group.
Heart disease kills one woman every 80 seconds and takes more lives than all forms of cancer combined. Heart disease and stroke impact the lives of 1 in 3 women or a third of mothers, sisters and friends.Cardiac events are on the rise with women in their 20s.
The American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women movement encourages people to take action through the month of February by:
Wearing red on National Wear Red Day, Friday, Feb. 5, 2021, to raise cardiovascular disease awareness. The iconic Red Dress pin and other apparel is available at ShopHeart.org.
· Making a donation to support the lifesaving work of the American Heart Association at WearRedDay.org. Big Lots Foundation will match online donations on National Wear Red Day, up to $333,000.
· Visiting CVS Health and making a donation at the register until March 8. Donations can be made online at CVSHealth.com/GoRed.