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National Wear Red Day

by Nicole on February 4, 2011

Today is National Wear Red Day in honor of heart disease, one of the leading killers of women in this country.

In 2004, the American Heart Association (AHA) faced a challenge. Cardiovascular disease claimed the lives of nearly 500,000 American women each year, yet women were not paying attention. In fact, many even dismissed it as an “older man’s disease.” To dispel the myths and raise awareness of heart disease as the number one killer of women, the American Heart Association created Go Red For Women – a passionate, emotional, social initiative designed to empower women to take charge of their heart health.

So today is National Wear Red Day. And I’m wearing it proudly. Are you?

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