Wear Red For Women’s Health

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February 4th is National Wear Red Day.  (It’s always the first Friday in February). The whole point of Wear Red Day is to raise awareness of heart disease in women.

People tend to think that men are the ones who are most at risk for heart attacks. But the fact is,  heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women.  (1 in 30 women die of breast cancer.)

1 in 3 women die of heart disease each year. That’s approximately one woman every minute.

More women die of cardiovascular disease than the next four causes of death combined, including all forms of cancer.

Despite these statistics, only 1 in 5 women believe that heart disease is their greatest health threat.

View the 2011 National Wear Red Day® Knowledge Kit here. Educate yourself. Educate others.

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Ellen Keim

Ellen is a freelance writer, essayist and copy editor, living with three cats and a husband in Columbus, OH.

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