National Wear Red Day brings awareness to women’s No. 1 health threat
TIMESLEDGER | QNS.16 COM | FEB. 5-FEB. 11, 2021
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Heart disease kills one woman every 80 seconds
and takes more lives than all forms of cancer
combined. Heart disease and stroke also
impact the lives of 1 in 3 women – or a third of
mothers, sisters and friends – and cardiac events
are on the rise in young women in their 20s.
Over the past 17 years, Go Red for Women has
funded life-saving women’s research, advanced
public health policy, championed closing gender
gaps in research and STEM and created a platform
for women to address their greatest health
risk – cardiovascular disease. Go Red has had
a profound impact on women’s health and will
continue to remove the barriers women face to
achieving good health and well-being and continue
to be a champion for women and women’s
The American Heart Association’s Go Red for
Women movement encourages people to take action
through the month of February by:
• Wearing red on National Wear Red Day, Friday,
Feb. 5, 2021, to raise awareness about cardiovascular
disease. The iconic Red Dress pin and
other apparel is available at ShopHeart.org.
• Making a donation to support the lifesaving
work of the American Heart Association at WearRedDay.
org. Big Lots Foundation will match
online donations on National Wear Red Day, up
• Visiting CVS Health and making a donation
at the register until March 8. Also, donations can
be made online at www.CVSHealth.com/GoRed.
• Signing up to participate in the lifesaving
clinical trial research through the American
Heart Association’s Go Red for Women movement
and Verily’s Project Baseline: Research Goes Red
• Joining the conversation by using #WearRedAndGive
on social media.
Learn more at GoRedforWomen.org.
— Courtesy of American Heart Association
On National Wear Red Day, the American
Heart Association, the leading global volunteer
organization dedicated to fighting
heart disease and stroke, is sharing an
important message: Losing even one woman to
cardiovascular disease (CVD) is too many. Losing
even one woman is not an option.
Despite the devastating impact of the COVID-
19 pandemic, heart disease remains the leading
killer of women in the U.S., according to the
American Heart Association’s newly released
2021 Heart Disease & Stroke Statistics. At the
same time, recent market research has indicated
that the youngest most diverse women are the
least aware that cardiovascular disease is their
greatest health threat.
That is why it’s important for all women to
take charge of their heart health and encourage
others to do the same.
Women (and men) in New York City are encouraged
to “wear red and give” as part of the
American Heart Association’s signature movement,
Go Red for Women, nationally sponsored
by CVS Health, with support from National Wear
Red Day matching partner Big Lots, and locally
sponsored by the Elizabeth Elting Foundation,
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