National Wear Red Day®
Friday, February 4, 2011, is National Wear Red Day® — a day when Americans nationwide will take women's health to heart by wearing red to show their support for women's heart disease awareness. Join The Heart Truth® on National Wear Red Day® to help spread the critical message that, Heart Disease Doesn't Care What You Wear—It's the No. 1 Killer of Women. ® The Heart Truth® launched the Red Dress® as the national symbol for women and heart disease awareness in 2002 to deliver an urgent wakeup call to American women.
Although significant progress has been made in increasing awareness among women that heart disease is their No. 1 killer (from 34 percent in 2000 to 69 percent in 2009), most fail to make the connection between its risk factors and their personal risk of developing heart disease. In fact, this disease kills one out of every four American women.
To find out more about women and heart disease, visit The Heart Truth® web pages at www.hearttruth.gov or call the NHLBI Health Information Center at 301-592-8573. National Wear Red Day, The Red Dress and The Heart Truth are registered trademarks of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the American Heart Association.