Wear Red This Friday For Women’s Heart Health!

WearRedGoRedAHA2017.jpgGo Red For Women is gearing up for their 13th annual National Wear Red Day, this Friday, February 3, 2017, and Lauren’s Hope is ready to paint the office red! Our team will be wearing red and sharing pics on Instagram and Facebook. Will you join us?

What is National Wear Red Day?

National Wear Red Day is part of the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement, which supports research and educational programs related to women’s cardiovascular health. According to the AHA, “Cardiovascular disease in the U.S. kill approximately one woman every 80 seconds. The good news is that 80 percent of cardiac events may be prevented with education and lifestyle changes. Go Red For Women advocates for more research and swifter action for women’s heart health.”

doubleheartinusesized.pngWhat can I do?

    1. You can start by spreading the word about National Wear Red Day! Let your friends and colleagues know you’ll be wearing red this Friday, and ask them to join you.
    1. Use the AHA website to start assessing your risk factors for developing heart disease. There are great quizzes here, in English and Spanish, that can help you in assessing your risk and discussing it with your doctor.
    1. Raise awareness on Friday by sharing your pics on social and hashtagging them #GoRedWearRed. Wearing a Lauren’s Hope medical ID in your Wear Red pic? Hashtag us with #LaurensHope on Instagram or post on our Facebook wall! We love hearing from (and seeing!) all of you!
  1. If you have a heart condition, always wear your medical ID. Whether you are on blood thinners, have a history of stroke, have a pacemaker, or have any other heart-related condition or device, wearing your heart condition medical ID can help EMTs to more quickly diagnose and treat you in an emergency. It’s a simple, pro-active step you can take each day to help protect yourself.

Get more information about Heart Disease Awareness Month, women’s cardiovascular disease, and healthy steps for reducing your risk over at the American Heart Association’s website!

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