Saturday, January 4, 2014

National Wear Red Day - Feb. 7th

Heart disease kills more women than all forms of cancer combined.

Wear Red. Raise Your Voice.
Go Red on National Wear Red Day® 

Friday - Feb. 7, 2014

Once again, I am asking for your support with National Wear Red Day, a movement you all know is near and dear to my heart. Thank you for your continued love and support. So many of you have given your time, your financial treasure, your footsteps at the Heart Walk, and all of you have given a beautiful gift of friendship. 

Heart disease has been called the Silent Killer because it often has no noticeable symptoms. It's more deadly than all forms of cancer combined. And it’s not just "an old man’s disease."

In 2003, research revealed that heart disease was by far the No. 1 killer of women, and actually killed more women than men. To save lives and raise awareness of this serious issue, the American Heart Association launched Go Red For Women. And the red dress has become the iconic symbol of our battle against heart disease in women
National Wear Red Day® — the first Friday each February — is our special day to bring attention to this silent killer of women. We encourage everyone to wear red, raise their voices, know their cardiovascular risk and take action to live longer, healthier lives.

A Decade of Success

Since the first National Wear Red Day in 2003, we've made tremendous strides in the fight against heart disease in women. Through research and education to healthy lifestyle changes, we’re proud that:
  1. 34% fewer women now die from heart disease, saving 330 lives every day.
  2. More women are taking ownership of their health by developing healthy lifestyles.
  3. Awareness among minorities is up, doubling among Hispanic women and tripling among African American women.
  4. Gender-specific medical research is up. The FDA now requires clinical trial results be reported by gender. Gender-specific inequalities have been identified, ensuring women receive the same level of heart treatment as men.

Yet, with all these successes, heart disease is still the No. 1 killer of women, killing almost 1,100 a day. But what’s more powerful than the killer? Millions of mothers, sisters, daughters and friends speaking up.

More than ever, your financial contributions help us continue our fight. Funds raised by Go Red support educational programs to increase women's awareness about their risk for heart disease and critical research to discover scientific knowledge about cardiovascular health.

Help us save more lives. Get involved. Make a difference. Go Red and Speak Red, by telling other women that heart disease is their No. 1 killer.

My personal fundraising page can be found at:

Even better, I would love for you to get your school, workplace, church, or community group involved. To become a coordinator for a Wear Red Day event in St. Louis, please use this link:

How will you Go Red in 2014?

Photo Credit: American Heart Association


  1. Hi Karen, I stumbled across your blog and wanted to say hello. Hope to see you at a SW meeting soon!

    Critter Alley

    1. Hi Pat - Thanks for stopping by. Glad you found the blog and said hello.
      I hope you are doing well and staying safe and warm in this miserable weather. See you soon at SW! Take care - Karen