National Wear Red Day

National Wear Red Day Quick Facts

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2020 DateFebruary 7, 2020
2021 DateFebruary 5, 2021
National Wear Red Day

National Wear Red Day History

National Wear Red Day is dedicated to raising awareness about heart disease. According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, 1 in 4 women die from heart disease, and coronary heart disease is the leading cause of death in both men and women.

National Wear Red Day was established by the American Heart Association along with the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute in 2003. The day is celebrated annually by wearing red color to represent the fight against heart disease and stroke in an effort to generate awareness and initiate change. By the 13th anniversary of the National Wear Red Day, the campaign had achieved many positive goals including these statistics: more than 33% of women in America have lost weight and more than 50% of American women are more physically active. National Wear Red Day is celebrated on the first Friday of February annually.

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National Wear Red Day Facts & Quotes

  • 1 in 4 deaths in America are related to heart disease.
  • In 2017, reported that since the first National Wear Red Day in 2013, close to 90% of women made at least one healthy change in their behavior, over one third lost weight, over 40% checked their cholesterol levels, death in women decreased by more than 30% in the ten years prior to 2017, and other positive developments.
  • Factors that increase the risk of heart disease include:
    - Physical inactivity
    - Increased cholesterol levels
    - High blood pressure
    - Smoking
    - Diabetes
    - Obesity
  • I saw many people who had advanced heart disease and I was so frustrated because I knew if they just knew how to do the right thing, simple lifestyle and diet steps, that the entire trajectory of their life and health would have been different. - Mehmet Oz - Dr. Oz Show Host and Cardiothoracic Surgeon

National Wear Red Day Top Events and Things to Do

  • Raise awareness for heart disease research. Volunteer with the local heart disease fundraising organization in your area.
  • Wear red on National Wear Red Day to raise awareness of heart disease and strokes in women.
  • Visit your family health physician and get blood pressure, body mass index and cholesterol tests in order to further discuss your risks to heart disease and take preventative measures.
  • To prevent heart disease, get at least 30 minutes of daily exercise. Opt to head out for a brisk walk, a light run, swimming or biking.
  • Purchase one of many watches or download aps that monitor your daily steps, heart rate and food consumption. Garmin and Apple both sell watches while aps such as My Fitness Pal and Runkeeper monitor steps and food consumption.

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