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National Wear Red Day: Heart Disease Awareness

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Raising Awareness for Heart Disease in Women

National Wear Red Day is February 6, 2015. It is the day when men and women across the country show their support for women's heart disease awareness by wearing red. Heart Disease is the #1 killer of women in America. One in four women dies from heart disease. How much do you know about women and heart disease? What can YOU do?

The Red Dress is the symbol for National Red Day and the Go Red for Women movement. National Wear Red Day is your opportunity to join with millions to stand up to heart disease by wearing your favorite red dress, shirt, or tie, or Red Dress Pin.

The Faces of Heart Disease - American Heart Association - Go Red For Women Campaign

Go Red for Women - Red Dress

Go Red for Women - Red Dress

Join the Go Red Movement

**** Get A Free Red Dress Pin ***

Join the Go Red Movement and to fight Heart Disease and receive:

  • a FREE red dress pin.
  • A monthly e-newsletter filled with heart-healthy tips, events and programs, news, recipes, promotions and more. This is an opt-in newsletter, it is not mandatory.
  • Access to exclusive merchandise on Shop Go Red, the proceeds of which benefit Go Red For Women and their cause.
  • Access to the American Heart Association's online message boards.
  • Free subscription to Heart Insight magazine, an American Heart Association quarterly publication.

Get More Information On National Wear Red Day

Go Red for Women - American Heart Disease Red Dress

Go Red for Women - American Heart Disease Red Dress

What You Can Do For Wear Red Day

Leading Causes of Death for American Women


One in four women dies from heart disease. It's the #1 killer of women, regardless of race or ethnicity. It also strikes at younger ages than most people think, and the risk rises in middle age. And, two-thirds of women who have heart attacks never fully recover.

Uncontrollable Risk Factors Associated with Cardiovascular Disease in Women Include:

  • Increasing Age - Over 83 percent of people who die of coronary heart disease are 65 or older. At older ages, women who have heart attacks are more likely than men are to die from them within a few weeks.
  • Family History (heredity) - Children of parents with heart disease are more likely to develop it themselves.
  • Race - African Americans have more severe high blood pressure than Caucasians and a higher risk of heart disease. Heart disease risk is also higher among Mexican Americans, American Indians, native Hawaiians and some Asian Americans. This is partly due to higher rates of obesity and diabetes.

CONTROLLABLE Risk Factors Associated with Cardiovascular Disease Include:

  • High blood pressure (HBP, hypertension)
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • High cholesterol
  • Obesity and overweight
  • Smoking
  • Physical Inactivity

Keep The Beat: Heart Healthy Recipe Book

Heart Healthy Recipes from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute put together this recipe book and made it available to be viewed or downloaded completely free of charge. The recipes in evolved from research and education projects supported by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. The studies, and subsequently the recipes, were done in order to help Americans keep their hearts strong by reducing their intake of calories, fat, especially saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium.

Keep the Beat provides not only heat healthy recipes, but information and guidelines to help you eat ALL your meals in a heart healthy manner.

Send an eCard for National Wear Red Day

Raise awareness amongst your friends and family with a Wear Red Day eCard. These sites have a variety of cards available.


Go Red For Women Barbie - Limited Edition

This Barbie doll shows her heart, dressed in a brilliant red, ruffly gown. This doll proudly supports The American Heart Association, which will receive $100,000 from Mattel in support of its Go Red For Women movement focused on women and heart disease.


TopChristmasToysGifts on February 19, 2013:

Great lens - just entered your lens in the 'Favourite Colour Lens' Quest.

dellgirl on February 09, 2013:

Thanks for bringing awareness to this topic, nice lens.

bestbloodpressu on October 10, 2012:

Nice lens! I have congestive heart failure.

Konrad1 on April 20, 2012:

High Five !!!! The red barbie section looks like good ideas for gifts this year.

anusk1313 lm on April 19, 2012:

Hive five! I love red dresses!

MorningShine on April 19, 2012:

"High Five!" Great lens on a very important topic. Thanks for helping to get the word out. Well done.

AJ from Australia on March 08, 2012:

A brilliant reason to wear red.

VTsquared on February 10, 2012:

Nice lens. Thank you for helping to bring attention to a disease that touches so many.

livinglargeandh on February 10, 2012:

Really, really nicely done!

AngryBaker on February 09, 2012:

Great lens... thanks

Toni Grundstrom from Minneapolis, MN on February 09, 2012:

Great lens bringing attention to heart disease in women. Blessed by a SquidAngel.

Richard from Surrey, United Kingdom on February 09, 2012:

I wish I had known the date, but I'll be wearing some red the rest of the month :)

David Gardner from San Francisco Bay Area, California on February 09, 2012:

Nice lens! My dad passed away from a heart-attack, so I can relate to this! Congratulations on a Squidoo masterpiece!

anonymous on February 09, 2012:

Great lens

RecordLady on February 09, 2012:

Alot of great info.

EdwardCarr on February 09, 2012:

great lense!

Brandi from Maryland on February 09, 2012:

Awesome lens! ;)

greenlungsofpoland on February 09, 2012:

Beautiful lens x love it more power too you!!

GenaBug on May 12, 2011:

Love the page...

anonymous on February 14, 2011:

~ Cupid Kisses by a Squidoo Angel ~

Barb McCoy on February 04, 2011:

My hubby and I were just talking about this....he wants to wear something red to work today and he doesn't have anything. I did find a red ball cap so guess what he is wearing with his fireman's uniform....his bright red cap. :)

Thanks for the very informative and beautiful lens.

Adding to my favorites and blessing.

***Blessed by an Angel***

sukkran trichy from Trichy/Tamil Nadu on February 04, 2011:

i love this red page. facts about these heart related diseases are alarming. thanks for this beautifully constructed informative lens.

sugunalinus on February 04, 2011:

Really a sad reminder about the care we take about our health .

sheriangell on February 04, 2011:

A much needed lens about a subject we all need to be more aware of. Off to look for red in my closet.

Wednesday-Elf from Savannah, Georgia on February 04, 2011:

Thanks for the reminder, kab. I haven't gotten dressed yet today, so will be sure to wear Red.

sorana lm on February 04, 2011:

Great lens. This is the first time I've heard of the 'Go Red Movement'.

JaycFrancis on January 28, 2011:

Thanks for the lens. I never heard of this before. I'll make sure I pick out my red dress for the day :)

kimmanleyort on January 21, 2011:

kab, I just love this red page! Sorry, I forgot to tell you that this lens was featured a week ago on Squidoo Lens Reviews. My only excuse is that I was away for the weekend. Stop by and pick up a badge if you'd like.

Wednesday-Elf from Savannah, Georgia on January 14, 2011:

A wonderful movement to make awareness of heart disease in women more prominent. Very good reminder, having a National Wear Red Day.

anonymous on January 12, 2011:

@RhondaAlbom: great news! It is international...I know for sure the UK celebrates the first Friday of Feb!

Rhonda Albom from New Zealand on January 11, 2011:

I like the wear red idea, maybe it will go international some day.

Bus Stop Toy Shop on January 10, 2011:

Great reminder on a really important subject - well done!

anonymous on November 24, 2010:

Keep promoting woman's health! I definitely support the red movement. I teach CPR classes in Tampa and thinks it's vital that we continue to educate others in both treatment and prevention.

Canela Ajena from Houston on February 13, 2010:

great lens

monarch13 on February 07, 2010:

Thanks for reminding us of this important event!

Viewmylisting on February 05, 2010:

There is so much I was not aware of before reading this. I have seen an increase in the color red being worn today, and just figured it was coincidence... Guess not. Great awareness from you for everyone! Thank you for sharing. 5*

anonymous on February 05, 2010:

Well done, wonderful effort to promote important subject. Thank you.

QuiltFinger from Tennessee on February 05, 2010:

Great lens!! Thanks for bringing my attention to the issue, I kept see thing these go red things and not knowing what they were. Five stars!

religions7 on November 17, 2009:

Great lens about an important issue. Lensrolled to my own lens about Wear Red Day:

regatta on November 06, 2009:

What a great site. Thanks for the information.

Brewsterboy on November 05, 2009:

Great lens! It's always good to see a lens that helps get the word out. I've done one on Ormonds Disease. Most people have never heard of it, including myself until I was diagnosed. Stop by and check it out if you get a minute.

KimGiancaterino on September 16, 2009:

Stunning lens... blessed by a Squid Angel.

hlkljgk from Western Mass on July 07, 2009:

very informative and well designed lens. thanks for stopping by Interesting Visual Statistics and getting me here.

anonymous on February 06, 2009:

Those health stats are frightening! I have a fab red dress, maybe I should go and put it on.

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