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Red is always in fashion, but there is no better time to wear your favorite red dress, red tie, or pair of red shoes than on National Wear Red Day. Each year, the first Friday of February is a day when we call attention to the #1 killer of women: heart disease. It is also a day when we celebrate the women who are taking action to protect their hearts.
Taking good care of your heart means controlling your risk factors for heart disease, such as high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, diabetes, smoking, physical inactivity, and being overweight. Having just one risk factor increases your risk of developing heart disease, and your risk skyrockets with each added risk factor.
National Wear Red Day reminds women and those who love them to take action against heart disease. It urges women to eat healthier, be more physically active, and talk to their doctors about their personal risk for heart disease.
On February 1, join The Heart Truth® and wear red! Help us promote the Red Dress as the national symbol for women and heart disease awareness, and invite your community to get involved, too. Use this toolkit to engage your city, workplace, local media, and social networks. The toolkit includes helpful information, ideas, and free promotional materials to help you inspire others to wear red and celebrate National Wear Red Day in your community.