RRCC Library Information: National Wear Red Day (2-1-19) / American Heart Month (February, 2019)

National Wear Red Day was established in 2003 by the American Heart Association and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute in order to bring awareness of the risks of heart disease, as well as to promote preventive steps like diet, exercise, medication, smoking cessation and weight-loss. Heart disease affects one in three women, and is a leading cause of death for both men and women. 

To celebrate the sixteenth annual National Wear Red Day on Friday, Feb. 1st, 2019, consider wearing red to promote awareness of the cause. The American Heart Association states that even a red tie or scarf will help "to bring attention to the leading killers of women – heart disease and stroke." 

Remember to have your blood pressure and heart rate checked, and exercise.

You may also wish to donate at: Go Red for Women https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/wear-red-day-2019

February is also observed as American Heart Month.

Learn facts about heart disease and strokes at:

American Heart Association https://www.heart.org/en/

Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion https://healthfinder.gov/nho/februarytoolkit.aspx