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WakeMed Celebrates National Wear Red Day

February 04, 2016

Tomorrow (February 5th) is National Wear Red Day, and we’re participating in a colorful way: by wearing red! Whether it’s a hat, socks, lipstick, or other fashion item – grab it and wear it to help show your support for women who are surviving and thriving with heart disease. Wearing red is also a way to show your support for all of those who provide care to heart patients each and every day here at WakeMed.

WakeMed National Wear Red Day

About National Wear Red Day

National Wear Red Day is an initiative that was founded by the American Heart Association (AHA) in 2003. It takes place each year on the first Friday of February with the purpose of raising awareness about heart disease and stroke in women.

According to the AHA, 1 in 3 women die of heart disease and stroke each year despite the fact that heart disease and stroke is 80% preventable.

We CAN make a difference!

Get Heart Smart: Go Red for Women!

One of the keys to preventing heart disease in women is education. The more informed women are about heart disease and stroke risks, the better prepared we’ll be  when it comes to making diet and lifestyle changes to save lives. Join us in raising awareness about heart disease in women.

Check out some of our upcoming Women’s Heart Month Events, and stop by Crabtree Valley Mall this Saturday, February 6th between 11am and 2pm. We’ll be partnering with the Triangle Chapter of the AHA, Allscripts, and Macy’s to offer FREE heart health screenings, office fitness tips, and more!

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