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NATIONAL WEAR RED DAY® February 7, 2014.
The American Heart Association is celebrating its 10th birthday of GO RED for Women
ABOUT THE MOVEMENT
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. In 2003, research revealed that heart disease was by far the No. 1 killer of women, and actually killed more women than men.
To save lives and raise awareness, the American Heart Association launched Go Red For Women. It is a special day to bring attention to this silent killer of women.
A Decade of Success
1. 34% fewer women now die from heart disease, saving 330 lives every day.
2. Awareness is up. 23% more Americans now realize heart disease is the #1 killer of women.
3. Awareness among minorities is up, doubling among Hispanic women and tripling among African American women.
4. 15% have quit smoking, and high cholesterol has declined by 18%
5. More communities have joined the fight.
6. Gender-specific medical research is up. The FDA now requires clinical trial results be reported by gender.