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National Wear Red Day!

Posted by Community Health Chair on February 6, 2015 at 12:40 AM



On February 6th, millions of women across the U.S. will wear red to show support for women with heart disease and raise awareness about the number #1 killer of women! Over the last 10 years, this movement has saved over 627,000 lives and increased awareness by 23% (American Heart Association, 2015).


What does “Go Red” stand for?

G – Go get your blood pressure and cholesterol checked with your primary care provider

O – Own your lifestyle and do all you can to reduce your risk of heart disease

R – Realize that heart disease kills one in three women and that YOU are at risk

E – Educate your family and your friends about heart disease prevention and risk

D – Don’t be silent! Tell every woman you know that heart disease kills

(American Heart Association, 2015)


Check out the Go Red for Women webpage for more information: https/www.goredforwomen.org/wearredday/about/

…and visit the MANS Community Health Spotlight page any time during the month of February, 2015 for more information about cardiovascular disease and prevention: http://www.mdnursingstudents.org/community-health-spotlight


References:

American Heart Association (2015). Go Red for Women. Retrieved from

https/www.goredforwomen.org/

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