National Wear Red Day

The first Friday of every February is known as National Wear Red Day. This is a day that’s dedicated to bringing awareness to an issue that is all too often over looked, heart disease in women. This is our special day to bring attention to this silent killer.

Over this past decade, I’m beyond proud of the achievements we’ve made: 34% fewer women now die from heart disease, saving 330 lives every day, 23% more Americans now realize heart disease is the #1 killer of women, 15% have quit smoking, and high cholesterol has declined by 18%. Registration in Go Red For Women is now more than 1.75 million, more than 185 cities host GRFW events and luncheons, and more than 2,000 landmarks light up in red on National Wear Red Day.

Yet, even with all these successes, heart disease is still the number one 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 against this disease.

I encourage you to raise your voice and take action so that you may live a longer, healthier life. Help us save more lives. Get involved. Make a difference. Spread the word.

All my love,

Haley Pontius
Miss Teen International 2013


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