ROCK YOUR RED! National Wear Red Day is Friday, February 3rd, 2017.
To celebrate, the Good Morning Quad Cities team brought in Brittany Carter from the American Heart Association to talk to Angie Sharp about why this day is so important and how easy it is to prevent cardiovascular diseases.
National Wear Red Day is organized every year by the American Heart Association and the Go Red For Women Movement during February, which is American Heart Month.
People in the QCA are encouraged to wear red to show their support for heart health, specifically women survivors of heart attack and stroke. Cardiovascular diseases kill nearly 1 in 3 women every year, killing approximately one woman every 80 seconds.
Fortunately, that can be changed because 80% of cardiac and stroke events may be prevented with education and action. That's why the Go Red For Women Movement was created and National Wear Red Day furthers that mission. By donating to Go Red For Women, you help support educational programs to increase women’s awareness and critical research to discover scientific knowledge about cardiovascular health.
WQAD News 8 is a proud Media Sponsor of the Go Red For Women Luncheon, which takes place every November.
For more information on the American Heart Association, click here.
For more information on the "Go Red For Women" Movement, click here.