Last Thursday January 27th, 2015 Oklahoma City mayor, Mick Cornett, signed a proclamation declaring February 6, 2015 Wear Red Day!
National Wear Red Day is a day set aside to raise awareness of heart disease in women. Heart disease is the number 1 killer of women yet, eighty percent of cardiac events can be prevented.
The Healthy Living OK team, along with members of the American Heart Association's Passion Committee, gathered at City Hall dressed in red. Volunteer speaker and survivor, Chelsea Mielke, gave her testimony and urged the audience in attendance to pay attention to their heart health. Dr. Mary Bauman, longtime volunteer and cherished donor, also listed simple steps for the audience to take in order to keep their heart healthy. You can learn more about the statistics and prevention methods of heart disease by reading the full proclamation below.
Show your support of women's heart health by wearing red on February 6th!