Go Red For Women
After my personal health challenges over the past year, I am very sensitive to health causes and feel it is important to share them with you. Tomorrow is National Wear Red Day - February 1st. Join with thousands of women, companies and organizations and cities across America by wearing red and support the American Heart Association.
Did you know that heart disease is the No. 1 killer of American women? I had no idea. The current perception is that heart disease is a "man's disease." Well that is so wrong. The American Heart Association's Go Red For Women, that runs from February 1, 2008 and end by March 1, 2008, wants to inspire and motivate women to seize that moment or opportunity to think about their heart and their health.
Today, the near-term goal is nothing less than a 25% reduction in coronary heart disease and stroke risk by the year 2010. By teaching more and more women how to talk to their doctors about heart disease, we can all help save thousands of lives every year. Because the good news is that heart disease is often preventable!
For more information on National Red Day and how you can contribute go to www.goredforwomen.org/national_wear_red_day.html