Red is known to be statement color. When politicians and business people want to exude power they wear it. In China, red is the color of prosperity and joy. Brides wear red and front doors are often painted red. You can make a statement against heart disease this Friday by wearing Red. Annually the American Heart Association’s National Wear Red is the first Friday of February. For the ancient Romans, a red flag was a signal for battle. The battle against heart disease is something we all need to join. Did you know that heart disease is number one killer of men and women? To “see red” is to be angry. We need to get angry about the fact that 1 in 3 women will die of heart disease. As a black woman and a heart failure/disease survivor I will be bringing a voice to this silent killer. Did you know that Black women suffer rates of heart disease that are twice as high as those among white women? But whether you are black, white or other we all should be Red all over today. For all women, heart disease is the number one disease killer. We all can listen to what our hearts are telling us, talk to our doctors and spread the word to our family, friends and community about making the right choices and taking action.
Join the millions of others who will wear Red to speak up against heart disease. It’s fun and meaningful. Wearing Red not only shows your support of family members, co-workers and friends but it builds awareness and drives action. Go Red for Women. For more information on heart disease visit Go Red For Women. To learn more about me and how I am conquering heart disease follow me on Twitter at AngelaBLogan.
Facts about heart disease
- #1 Killer of Men and Women
- 1 in 3 Women Die of Heart Disease
Here are some of the Risk Factor for Heart Disease
- High cholesterol
- High blood pressure
- Cigarette smoking