The National Wear Red Day is a countrywide campaign geared towards creating awareness surrounding heart and stroke prevention to support women’s heart health. On the 3rd of February, everyone is encouraged to wear red as a symbol of their support for this worthy cause.
WHY CREATE AWARENESS?
According to statistics available from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NIH), the number one killer of women in the United States is coronary heart disease. In fact, according to statistics, every year one in three women suffers from heart disease. The number could be more because many women do not know that heart disease is their issue or that they are at risk for this disease.
In order to bring this issue to the attention of American citizens, especially women, a campaign was launched. Observed for the first time in 2002, the National Wear Red Day has been characterized by a wide range of activities and is celebrated the first Friday of February every year.
The campaign provides a wonderful opportunity for women to become educated on the various ways of preventing heart disease and stroke and also encourages the importance of screening.
HOW CAN I PARTICIPATE?
While National Wear Red Day is not a public holiday, you can support it by taking part in the seminars and activities of the day. Of course, you can start by showing your support and wear red! Find your own way of supporting the cause whether it’s by creating a heart health awareness website, share the events on social media or even volunteer as a trainer or screener on that day.
You can also be part of the campaign by raising funds. Click this link to visit the American Heart Association’s support page to FunRaise for National Wear Red Day and easily support the cause. These funds will go towards spreading the message and educating women on ways to prevent and detect heart disease and stroke early.
With National Wear Red Day occurring tomorrow, every woman in the United States should strive to be part of this worthy cause. Getting screened for stroke and heart disease can help save your life. It can also push you to change your lifestyle and exercise for a healthier one. Prevention is the best cure and it’s important to take that step towards knowing your health condition.
Urgent Clinics Medical Care willl be wearing red this Friday! We will also be offering free blood pressure screenings. Elevated blood pressure can be an indicator of underlying heart disease. Our clinics are open from 8 am to 9 pm and are conveniently located in Champions Forest, The Woodlands and 3 locations in League City: Creekside, Marina Bay and Tuscan Lakes. Our Pearland Clinic is open 8 am to midnight.