I got this from my mom, and thought it was worth posting.
Women throughout America will "Go Red For Women" this February
to raise awareness of cardiovascular disease, women's number one
killer. "Go Red for Women" is the American Heart Association's
national call for women to make it a top priority to take charge
of their heart health and to live stronger, longer lives.
Go red and join "National Wear Red Day for Women." On Friday,
Feb. 6, 2004, everyone is encouraged to wear red, such as a red
dress, shirt, hat or other items, in support of all women who
have been touched by cardiovascular disease. Red is the
American Heart Association's color representing women and heart
disease. Red symbolizes women's power to take control of their
health and passion for the women whose lives have been affected.
Heart disease and stroke claim more women's lives each year.
While one in 29 women die of breast cancer, one out of every 2.4
women die of heart disease, stroke, and other cardiovascular
diseases. According to an American Heart Association survey, 90
percent of women feel they have power over their health, but
only 27 percent say their health is a top priority. This lack of
urgency about such a serious health threat contributes to the
deaths of more than 500,000 American women every year.
The American Heart Association's goal is to empower women to
reduce their risk of heart disease. "Go Red For Women" outlines
a plan to help women take action against heart disease and make
heart disease prevention a part of their life.
Call 1-888-MY-HEART or visit www.americanheart.org to receive a
heart health tool kit with tips and information to help you stay
heart healthy, plus details about free AHA lifestyle programs.
And remember, on Friday, Feb. 6, "Go Red!"