Ask anyone—the color red stands out. Eyes are immediately drawn to it, and some even say the color red is a confidence booster and makes you feel powerful. Maybe it’s just a coincidence that it’s also the color of our hearts.
Red is the color Go Red For Women chose to signify the fight against the No. 1 killer in women, heart disease.
In 2003, the American Heart Association and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute took action against a disease that was claiming the lives of nearly 500,000 American women each year—a disease many women weren’t paying attention to.
Wear Red Day is held on the first Friday in February every year to raise awareness about heart disease being the No. 1 killer of women. So on Friday, Feb. 6, the CSMI office will participate in the national event.
National Wear Red Day was founded 12 years ago, and since then 90 percent of women have made at least one healthy behavior change, but there’s still work to do. Help join us in the fight on Feb. 6.