Break out your favorite dress (or shirt or tie) on National Wear Red Day held annually on the first Friday of February (Feb. 6, this year) to bring attention to women’s risks for cardiovascular disease.
Research has revealed that heart disease is by far the No. 1 killer of women and has actually killed more women than men.
To help raise awareness about this serious issue, The American Heart Association launched the Go Red For Women movement and the first National Wear Red Day in 2003.
The red dress serves as the iconic symbol of the campaign to protect women against heart disease.