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Unite for National Wear Red Day and American Heart Month

Wear Red Day is Friday, February 2nd

Show your passion to fight cardiovascular disease by wearing red on National Wear Red Day. Millions across the country will be wearing red on Friday, February 2nd to raise money and awareness for the fight against heart disease and stroke.

More than 800,000 people in the U.S. die from heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases each year in the U.S. But 80 percent of cardiovascular disease may be prevented through healthy habits like eating healthier, controlling cholesterol and blood pressure and moving more.

You can support those fighting heart disease and stroke in Green Bay! Here’s how:

  1. Wear red on Friday, February 2nd.
  2. Share a picture of you, your family, friends or colleagues going red. Post on social media with the hashtag #GBGoesRed, #WearRedDay and #WIHearts.
  3. TV Anchors: Wear red on-air and share a photo on social media!

National Wear Red Day kicks off American Heart Month. February was designated as American Heart Month in the 1960s, when more than half of all deaths in the U.S. were caused by cardiovascular diseases. Today, that number has fallen to around 30 percent, but cardiovascular disease is still the #1 killer in the U.S. American Heart Month raises awareness on how Americans can improve their heart health with simple lifestyle changes.

To learn more about National Wear Red Day and American Heart Month, visit GoRedForWomen.org.

 

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