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National Wear Red Day

by Kacie K. on Friday, February 1, 2013

Feb. 1, 2013, marks the 10th Year of the American Heart Association's Go Red For Women® movement — 10 years of fighting to save women's lives from heart disease. While the progress has been significant, there's a long way to go. Here's why:

Heart disease is still the No. 1 killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year.

Heart disease kills more women than men, at an average rate of one death per minute.

Heart disease kills more women than all kinds of cancer combined.

We know you, as our group of go to volunteers, will be so excited to help spread the word about what fuels your passion.

Here at You’re the Cure we urge you to play your part. Here's how:

  • Wear red on Friday, February 1, 2013.  Then take pictures and send them to either Kacie ( or Betsy ( or send to your local AHA office.
  • Help raise funds through donations and fundraisers for lifesaving educational programs
    and the development of new treatments to fight heart disease.
  • Tell your friends and family about heart disease, its deadly impact on women and
    how we can fight back.
  • Walk the talk by being physically active, eating a heart-healthy diet and learning about heart disease and its risk factors.

How will you Go Red?

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Comments (2)

  • I went red by making hearts to put up around town.  I also was on WNCT-TV in their "Go Red for Women" segment to bring awareness to Heart Disease.  Here''s the video.

    — Helen D.

  • Gang:  I am in Charlotte celebrating Go Red today.  I attended the Charlotte Go Red Executive Breakfast and attendees signed our You''re the Cure for Healthy Babies Teddy Bear Cards - because all our Go Red volunteers that we need to make sure our infants hearts are screened using pulse oximetry!  

    — Elizabeth V.

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