Get Your Red On!This Friday, the first Friday in February, is National Wear Red day, a day to wear red at work or school to raise awareness of heart disease as it affects women differently. It is our #1 killer and The National Institutes of Health, with the HEART TRUTH, is the leader in this educational movement. The Centers for Disease Control Million Hearts campaign is a fresh new CDC effort, with the goal to reduce the number of heart disease and stroke deaths by one million over the next five years.
Coming up February 5 at 4:00 P.M., HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and health professionals will share the latest news, initiatives, and research in a one-hour free webinar "The State of Women's Heart Health". Register here.
Show your support for women's heart health by wearing red this Friday, and throughout the entire month of February, National Heart Month.
The first step of any campaign is raising awareness. Know if you are at risk by taking the Women's Heart Risk Quiz . Also, learn about Symptoms of heart disease and how to respond. These are critically important areas of women's health.
To lend support for holding an event at the workplace, go to the Women's Heart Week, web page to view examples of successful outreach.
Please share this lifesaving information with all your friends, family members and co-workers. Forward this newsletter link to FACEBOOK Friends, LinkedIn connections and TWEETS. Send it to every woman whose heart you care about.
In commemoration of National Heart Month, our next issue will feature outstanding community leaders, physicians and friends who, through their heroic efforts, are charting a new path for women's heart health.
Take care of your heart.
Bonnie Arkus, RN,
Executive Director and Founder