Go Red for Women
Go Red for Women is an annual event encouraging people to wear red to raise awareness of heart disease and its impact on women. Wear Red Day is the first Friday in February every year.
The statistics about heart disease and women are staggering. Heart disease is the number one killer of women and is responsible for one in three deaths of women. Each year, more women die from heart disease than all cancers combined.
Go Red for Women is about raising awareness of cardiovascular disease in order to save lives. Today, we encourage you to wear red and talk to your family, coworkers, and friends about why you’re wearing red. Encourage them to learn more about heart disease and steps they can take to improve their heart health.
At Oklahoma Heart Hospital, we educate and empower patients and families living with heart disease every day. Today, we’ll be wearing red at work and in the community to spread awareness of this important topic and help save women’s lives.
Here are some other ways you can show your support.
Show your red on social media
Grab your coworkers or friends who are wearing red and post a photo on social media to reach even more people with this important message! Use #WearRedandGive and #OKHeart when you post!
Share information with your friends and family
There are lots of great articles on our website about women and heart disease and how to embrace a heart-healthy lifestyle. Share one of these articles with the women in your life today:
- For Women: Take This Risk to Heart
- A Woman’s Guide to Beating Heart Disease
- Making Your Lifestyle Heart Healthy
Donate to support research and awareness
Help save lives by supporting research and awareness of heart disease in women. You can donate to the Oklahoma Heart Hospital Research Foundation, the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign, or another organization that supports heart disease research and awareness.