Thursday, February 02, 2006

National Wear Red Day: Support Women's Heart Health

(Crossposted from The Gypsy Librarian)

From the website:

"On Friday, February 3, 2006, National Wear Red Day, Americans across the country will wear red to unite in the national observance and to give women a personal and urgent wake-up call about their risk for heart disease. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) created and launched the Red Dress as the national symbol for women and heart disease to inspire women to take action to protect their heart health."

As son, husband, and father of a lovely daughter, I have more than enough reasons to wear my red tomorrow and show some support for an important and worthy cause. Some facts about women and heart disease include:
  • Heart disease is the number one killer of women.
  • One in every three women die of heart disease. One in thirty die of breast cancer.
If you go to the website and click under resources, you will find various datasheets, including the one where I found the little facts up above.

A hat tip to Emily's Musings.

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