Friday was National Wear Red Day for Heart Disease and I had no idea until I saw people wearing red and then I remembered…lol! So on Friday, Jennie Garth Launched the Go Red for Women “Speak Up About Heart Disease” Casting Call where you canÂ uploadÂ a story about positive choices made in your life to help fight Heart Disease and maybe end up on Go Red’s TV Special in September.
According to the NY Daily News,
Each year nearly half a million women die from heart disease, according to the American Heart Association (AHA), which sponsors the event.
The campaign to educate women about their risks began last year, when the first Wear Red Day was held on Feb. 6, 2009. According to the AHA, the day is a wake-up call to alert women that age, family history and race can’t be changed, but healthy choices can be made to lower the risk of heart disease and stroke.
The movement goes beyond simply wearing red: People who go to goredforwomen.org can download a Wear Red Day “kit” that includes downloadable flyers, posters, e-mail campaigns, fundraising tips and more.
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