The first Friday in February (February 5) is National Wear Red Day. On this day in February, which is considered American Heart Month, everyone across the country dons the color red in order to raise and spread awareness in hopes to help eradicate heart disease and stroke in millions of women all over the nation. So put on your reddest red — whether it be a lipstick, a pair of pants, or your favorite hat — and paint the city red.
WHEN IS NATIONAL WEAR RED DAY 2021?
Be it a lipstick, dress, shoes, or accessory, wear your brightest reds on National Wear Red Day on February 5. Even though the day gives us the opportunity to wear more of this stunning color, it, more importantly, focuses on cardiovascular risks and diseases.
NATIONAL WEAR RED DAY TIMELINE
President Lyndon B. Johnson declares February national heart health month, nine years after having a heart attack.
The Red Dress becomes the national symbol for women and heart disease awareness.
Go Red launches with a mission to eradicate heart disease and stroke in women.
First Go Red for Women international license is issued.
WHY WE LOVE NATIONAL WEAR RED DAY
Women are important
There’s a saying that when mom gets sick, everyone gets sick. The sentiment is that women are such an integral part of functioning of our lives and society that when our women break down so does everything else. By encouraging wellness visits and regular self care practices outside of doctor’s appointments we are doing our very small part in making sure our social structure remains strong and thriving.
Knowledge is Power
Our greatest defense in heart health is concise, accurate, and up to date information and resources. National Wear Red Day is on the front lines bringing awareness to women all around the world in practical and accessible ways.
Prevention leads to a cure
With 87% of heart disease related issues being preventable, the lion’s share of the battle is fought before there are even signs of a problem. In this instance our grandmothers were right, an ounce of prevention really is worth a pound of cure.
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