Believe it or not, the most common reason for women’s deaths in the United States is heart disease. It’s also the leading cause of death for black and white women in the United States. Even during the pandemic, heart disease is actually higher on the top 10 causes for American women’s death than COVID-19. Surprising, I know.
It is for this cause that February is also known as American Heart Month. And you might want to know how you can do your part.
Tomorrow is National Wear Red Day, where we can all come together and wear something red–whether it be a red shirt, red lipstick, red gloves, a red purse, etc.–to spread awareness and honor the many women (and men) who have passed away due to heart disease, as well as support the American Heart Association’s stride to reduce these statistics.
And the great thing about this movement is that we can still make a difference by simple acts, one being wearing red. While tomorrow is the official National Wear Red Day, if you want to show extra support for women’s heart health, you can even wear red (or something red) all month as a tribute to American Heart Month.
You can even shop at an online store called ‘Go Red for Women,’ owned by the American Heart Association, to buy your red clothing and accessories and donate as support toward the great cause. It’s amazing how we, as citizens, can truly make impacts in our communities, while getting fun items to support our health.
Also, if you would like some health tips for how you can keep your heart healthy, feel free to press this link.
So go ahead! Wear your red! Spread awareness for American Heart Month and women around the world!
Have a beautiful and blessed day, everyone! 💖