The National Wear Red Day is celebrated every first Friday of February in order to raise awareness about hear diseases as the leading cause of death among Americans. The day also aims to support the heart health of women in specific. Unhealthy lifestyle contributes mainly to having a specific kind of heart disease. Such illness is serious that it can lead to various health complications, and even death.
About the National Wear Red Day
Heart disease has many causes including high cholesterol, lack of exercise, high blood pressure, excessive alcohol consumption, and diabetes. The concerning thing about this disease is that these causes are easily preventable. Yet, people do not pay close attention to their health and lifestyle that is why they catch this disease.
That is why during the National Wear Red Day, people conduct various activities that let them save themselves from heart diseases and also help other people in doing so. Most people decide to make this day as their start of living a healthy lifestyle. Some participate in lectures and symposiums while others join advocacy campaigns. People also shout out on social media about such celebration so that other people would know about it.
The founder of the National Wear Red Day is the National Heart, Lung, and Blood institute. Their purpose for starting this event is to make people aware about the fact that almost 610,000 people die due to heart disease each year. This makes heart disease the most lethal illness in the USA, even in the whole world. The first observance of this event was held in 2002.
As mentioned earlier, the National Wear Red Day is celebrated every first Friday of February each year. This means that the dates of celebration for this event are as follows:
- Friday, February 6, 2015
- Friday, February 5, 2016
- Friday, February 3, 2017
- Friday, February 2, 2018
- Friday, February 1, 2021
- Friday, February 7, 2021
- Friday, February 5, 2021
- Friday, February 4, 2022
- Friday, February 3, 2023
- Friday, February 2, 2024
- Friday, February 7, 2025
The main reason why you should celebrate this day is that doing so could help you save a life – whether it is yours or of others. When you make yourself informed about heart illnesses, you can know how to prevent such diseases and so start living healthily. All the information that you know will also be valuable to others, hence you must share the knowledge to them.