Wear Red on Feb. 4 for Women - American Heart Assn.
Wear Red on National Wear Red Day For Women Friday, February 4, 2005
Individuals Are Encouraged to Join Celebrities in Making a Fashion Statement Against Heart Disease - No. 1 Killer of Women
February 4, 2005 is the American Heart Association's National Wear Red for Women Day. America will "go red" by donning a favorite red article of clothing to show their support for the American Heart Association's Go Red For Women movement. Go Red For Women encourages women to take charge of their heart health in order to lead stronger, healthier lives.
Those looking to show their support can also wear the official Go Red For Women Red Dress Pin, the national symbol for the important cause of women and heart disease. Red dress pins are available free from the American Heart Association. Get one now by calling 1-888-MY-HEART or logging on to http://www.americanheart.org
FEBRUARY 4, 2005
THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION'S
NATIONAL WEAR RED DAY FOR WOMEN
Nationwide thousands of individuals, including employees at more than 4,500 companies, national and local news anchors, celebrities and talk-show hosts will wear red and join in the fight against heart disease in women. Major landmarks and national monuments (including the Seattle Space Needle, Empire State Building, Niagara Falls, and even Graceland, to name a few) will be illuminated in red light to bring additional awareness to the cause. In addition, daytime TV shows such as Passions and General Hospital are wearing red dress pins to show their support for this important movement. Outside the United States, entire national regions have committed to go red, such as the US territory of Guam.
Why red? Red is the symbol for women and heart disease. Wearing red on February 4 will help raise awareness that heart disease is the number one killer of women. Cardiovascular diseases, including heart disease, take the lives of nearly 500,000 each year -- about one death per minute. Wearing red is a simple way to join the Go Red For Women movement.
SOURCE American Heart Association
Web Site: http://www.americanheart.org