This Friday marks the 23rd annual National Wear Red Day. The day is dedicated to raising awareness about heart disease. It is always observed on the first Friday in February as this day aligns with American Heart Month.
Wearing red serves as a powerful gesture to spotlight the fact that heart disease stands as the primary cause of death in the United States, accounting for 1 in 3 fatalities. Additionally, it emphasizes that adopting healthy lifestyle choices can play a crucial role in preventing a majority of cardiac events.
Across the nation, millions of individuals will proudly don the color red in support of National Wear Red Day.
How Can You Participate in Participation Wear Red Day:
- Wearing something red
- Investing two minutes to learn Hands-Only CPR at www.heart.org/handsonlycpr
- Spreading the message on social media using #IndyGoesRed and #WearRedDay
- Contributing to life-saving research and educational initiatives at www.heart.org/WearRedDay
Key Heart Disease Facts:
- Heart disease holds the top spot as the leading cause of death in both the U.S. and Indiana.
- 1 in 3 deaths can be attributed to heart disease.
- Mortality rates have seen a remarkable decline of over 50 percent in the past 30 years, thanks to advancements in research, medical breakthroughs, and educational efforts.
- A significant portion of cardiac events can be averted by embracing healthy lifestyle choices.
- Join the movement with #IndyGoesRed.
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