According to the American Heart Association, "Heart disease has been called the Silent Killer because it often has no noticeable symptoms. It's more deadly than all forms of cancer combined. And it’s not just 'an old man’s disease.'" In fact, heart disease is the no. 1 killer of women.
As American Heart Month continues this February, RTC wanted to let you know aboutNational Wear Red Day®, which takes place tomorrow, Feb. 7, 2014. On this special day (always the first Friday each February), both the American Heart Association and President Barack Obama are encouraging everyone to wear red to raise awareness of the fight against female heart disease.
"Michelle and I encourage Americans to wear red in solidarity with those struggling with heart disease and in acknowledgement of the hardworking health care professionals who provide life-saving treatment, research, and advice. As we honor their contributions, let us take ownership of our heart health and commit to positive lifestyles, this month and throughout the year," said the President. Read the full proclamation here.
In solidarity, RTC urges you to get on a trail tomorrow and get your red on to show your support.
And, don't stop there. Here is a list of 10 ways you can "Go Red" this February and year-round!
Happy Heart Month!