National Wear Red Day® Friday February 1st Kick off Heart Month in Memphis

with American Heart Association

January 28, 2019
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The Nation Goes Red in February!

On the first Friday of every February, which is designated as American Heart Month, the nation comes together, igniting a wave of red from coast to coast. From landmarks to news anchors and neighborhoods to online communities; this annual groundswell unites millions of people for a common goal: the eradication of heart disease and stroke.

Rock your red shoes, lipstick, tie, blouse, or the Red Dress Pin Friday, February 1st and support the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women National Wear Red Day® in the Mid-South. 

 

Did you know?

  • 1 in 3 women die of heart diseases and stroke, one every 80 seconds.
  • No. 1 killer of women, taking more lives than all cancers combined.
  • Only 55% of women realize heart disease is their No. 1 killer.

Commit to:

  • Be aware.
  • Know Your Numbers (total cholesterol, HDL (good) cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar and body mass index) and talk to your doctor to lower your heart health risk.
  • Move more.
  • Make physical activity a priority by joining the #GoRedGetFit team on Facebook and sharing with your Facebook friends.
  • Eat smart.
  • Make healthy eating a priority by joining the #GoRedGetFit team on Facebook and sharing with your Facebook friends.
  • Manage blood pressure.
  • If you have high blood pressure, commit to monitoring it regularly through the Check. Change. Control. Tracker.