As part of American Heart Month, the first Friday of February is designated Wear Red Day. It is a chance to raise awareness on the risk of heart disease. In fact, heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women – killing more women than all forms of cancer combined. Most women don’t notice the symptoms of heart disease until it’s too late, which is why heart disease has been called the silent killer.
Again this year, Ohio legislators joined together for a photo shoot on one of our snow filled days. They will be sharing information through their constituent communications and meetings through the month. Click on the picture to see more photos on our Facebook page!
You can join them! Make sure you have your red on today and throughout the month. You can also visit our Action Center to learn about policy efforts to improve heart health.
“What it means to Go Red":
- Get Your Numbers: Ask your doctor to check your blood pressure and cholesterol.
- Own Your Lifestyle: Stop smoking, lose weight, exercise and eat healthy.
- Realize Your Risk: We think it won’t happen to us, but heart disease kills 1 in 3 women.
- Educate Your Family: Make healthy food choices for you and your family. Teach your kids the importance of staying active.
- Don’t be silent: Tell every woman you know that heart disease is our No. 1 killer. Raise your voice at GoRedForWomen.org.