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Why It Really Matters That Women and Men Go Red for National Wear Red Day

Why Red? Have you ever noticed that the color red pops, really grabs your attention and just really stands out. It is so vivid that our eyes are immediately attracted to it. According to research, many people believe that the color red is perceived to be a confidence booster, giving feeling of being powerful. "Maybe that’s why we chose the color red to signify our fight against the No. 1 killer in women. Maybe it’s just a coincidence that it’s also the color of our hearts." -Go Red for Women #GoRedSelfie

Why Go Red? Women are strong. We are smart. We solve problems. Women can do anything men can do. And, there are some things we’re even better at – dying of heart disease and stroke. Like breaking barriers? Go Red! And help break the one against heart disease.

Heart disease affect everyone. There are no gender barriers an we can no loner believe that this is just a man’s disease. Each year, approximately 1 in 3 women will die as a result of heart disease and stroke. There are actions that we can take that can help to change that statistic because about 80% of cardiac events can be prevented with proper education and preventative lifestyle changes.

When it comes to beating heart disease and stroke, change can be the cure. Make a change at GoRedForWomen.org.

Go Red For Women is about much more than wearing red on February 6, 2015 to celebrate National Wear Red Day. It’s about making a change.

Here are a few ways you can make a change today:

 Go to
GoRedForWomen.org to learn what you can do to reduce your risk of heart disease and


 Encourage your family and friends to take small steps toward healthy lifestyle choices to reduce their risk for heart disease and stroke, too.

 Explain “What it means to Go Red” by sharing the following acronym:

Get Your Numbers: Ask your doctor to check your blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose.

Own Your Lifestyle: Stop smoking, lose weight, be physically active and eat healthy.

Raise Your Voice: Advocate for more women-related research and education.

Educate Your Family: Make healthy food choices for you & your family. Teach your kids the importance

of staying active.

Donate: Show your support with a donation of time or money.