National Wear Red Day
National Wear Red Day is always the first Friday each February — it is our special way of bringing attention the leading cause of death among men and women, cardiovascular disease. We encourage everyone to wear red, raise their voices, know their cardiovascular risk and take action to live longer, healthier lives.
A Decade of Success
Since the first National Wear Red Day in 2003, we’ve made tremendous strides in the fight against heart disease and stroke in women. Through research and education to healthy lifestyle changes, we’re proud that:
Yet, with all these successes, 1 in 3 women die of heart disease and stroke each year. But what’s more powerful? Millions of mothers, sisters, daughters and friends making a change.
More than ever, your financial contributions help save women’s lives. Funds raised by Go Red support educational programs to increase women’s awareness about their risk for heart disease and stroke as well as critical research to discover scientific knowledge about cardiovascular health.
We deeply appreciate all of your support. We wouldn’t be where we are without you. But we have more to accomplish.
Get involved. Go Red by telling other women that 1 in 3 women die of heart disease and stroke, yet it is 80% preventable. Make a change. For more information please visit our National Wear Red Day site!
2016-2017 Passion Committee Chair
2016-2017 Passion Committee Members
Debra R. Ely
Delores Hubbard Saddler, PhD
Christine Raspino Turner
Sharon Lee Zapata