Heart health

Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of women. For too long, heart disease and stroke have taken the lives of the women we love. February 2, 2024, National Wear Red Day® is the icon day of American Heart Month. On the first Friday in February, join us as we wear red and help raise awareness of women’s cardiovascular disease.

On National Wear Red Day, there are more ways to Go Red at work or at home. Here are some fun ideas to get you started:

  • Wear red. Encourage all employees to put on their favorite red outfits on National Wear Red Day. It’s a fun, easy way for everyone to get involved.
  • Do a group hands-only CPR demo. More than 70 percent of cardiac arrests that happen outside of the hospital happen in homes. Learn the two simple steps to save a life – Hands-Only CPR – Learn more here.
  • Get up and move throughout the day. This could be doing a walking meeting, family walk, or hosting a workout class. Moving more will help reduce stress and is a great way to bond as a team.
  • Share how your team are being lifesavers. Ask employees to each share how they are supporting their cardiovascular health this Heart Month. Each day or week, highlight one person’s story, encouraging them to keep going and celebrating the wins.

For more ways to get involved and explore resources, visit Go Red For Women. The resources that are included are:

Some of the resources are available in Spanish. 

On National Wear Red Day, raise your voice and raise awareness by wearing red, sharing how you will be a lifesaver and encouraging others to do the same. We can help the women we know and love reduce their risk for cardiovascular disease by building healthy habits and learning lifesaving skills backed by the powerful science of the American Heart Association.

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