Last week over 10 Texas cities officially proclaimed a day in February as “National Wear Red” in support of heart health and awareness. Volunteers and staff led efforts from Denton to Harlingen and Lubbock to Waco.
We appreciate the support received by the elected officials and community members in these cities. If you would like more information on how to get involved in your city email Brian.Bowser@heart.org
National Wear Red Day on Feb. 7, 2014, marked our 11-year anniversary. And looking back on all we’ve accomplished, we’ve really made tremendous strides. They include:
•21 percent fewer women dying from heart disease
•23 percent more women aware that it’s their No. 1 health threat
•Publishing of gender-specific results, established differences in symptoms and responses to medications, and women-specific guidelines for prevention and treatment
•Legislation to help end gender disparities