As I noted on Jan. 31st, I will be away the first week of February, so I am pre-posting this information directly from www.heart.org or the related link below, so that you will remember to wear something red today. Here is part of the reprint from the website. To learn more, log into the site. Thanx â™¥
February 1, 2013, marks the 10th Year of the American Heart Association’s Go Red For WomenÂ® movement â€” 10 years of fighting to save women’s lives from heart disease. While the progress has been significant, there’s a long way to go. Here’s why:
- Heart disease is still the No. 1 killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year.
- Heart disease kills more women than men, at an average rate of one death per minute.
- Heart disease kills more women than all kinds of cancer combined.
Here in the Miami Valley, we’re ready to rise to the challenge and make this year a turning point in the fight against heart disease. We’re ready to raise our voices and much-needed donations to fund vital research that can help save women’s lives. Men and women alike are encouraged to join us as we kick off American Heart Month and the Go Red for Women Campaign for 2013 in Dayton.Â The free event will feature food, entertainment, health screenings, and information about how you can join the Go Red for Women movement and fight the no. 1 killer of ALL women, heart disease. Guests will also have an opportunity to tour the museum and see the wonderful vehicles at no charge.
National Wear Red DayÂ® urges you to play your part. Here’s how:
Â· Wear red on Friday, February 1.
Â·Â Help raise funds through donations and fundraisers for lifesaving educational programs
and the development of new treatments to fight heart disease.
Â· Make your workplace, school or organization aware of heart disease, its deadly impact on women and how we can fight back.
Â· Walk the talk by being physically active, eating a heart-healthy diet and learning about heart disease and its risk factors.
Â· Invite others to get involved so we can advance further, faster.
Itâ€™s easy to be part of the Go Red campaign. Log on to www.heart.org/daytongoesred
for more information. Together, we can end heart disease. Women Go Red.
Rear view of the human heart from the Internet