Friday, Feb. 4 is National Wear Red Day in honor of women’s heart health. Heart disease is the number one killer for women and kills one about every minute. The American Heart Association started this day of awareness to help provide educational programs and discover new treatments.
According to the American Heart Association, 90 percent of women have one or more risk factors for developing heart disease, and more women die from heart disease than the next four causes of death combined, including all forms of cancer. The entire month of February is American Heart Month.
If you forgot about the day and are wearing blue, you can still help. One of the ways to celebrate the day is to talk to five women about how heart disease affects women. The woman of all women, Betty White is doing it-so should you! There is also still time to wear red, and get rewarded for it. Macy’s, the corporate sponsor of National Wear Red Day, is giving special discounts to all customers who wear red from Feb. 2-6.
Here’s Betty White telling her “Hot in Cleveland” co-stars about the dangers of heart health in women.