On the first Friday of February every single year, people around the world are wearing red and so should you.
Here is why:
National Wear Red day has stemmed as such a great support worldwide for the awareness and research of Women's heart health (Go Red For Women) and the American Heart Association as a whole. The American Heart Association works day to day spreading awareness on just how serious Heart disease and stroke are.
Here is a little background from the American Heart Association (www.goredforwomen.org)
"Did you know that more than 2,200 Americans die of heart disease every single day? That’s one death every 39 seconds. And on average, someone in the United States suffers a stroke every 40 seconds, while a stroke-related death occurs about every four minutes."
"Such an aggressive disease requires an equally aggressive response. That’s why The American Heart Association (AHA) has spent more than $3.3 billion on research, ever increasing our knowledge and understanding about heart disease and stroke – also making AHA the largest funder of heart disease research, second only to the U.S. government."
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If those numbers don't motivate you into making an impact this Friday, then stick around because in a few short weeks, another big heart celebration is underway! That is Congenital Heart Defect awareness week! February 7th-14th. MARK YOUR CALENDARS! (I will be writing about that next week!)