National Wear Red Day

Posted at 8:59 AM, Feb 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-05 09:00:54-05

Are you wearing something red today?

Many members of WPTV are in honor of National Wear Red Day.  It’s a day set aside to raise awareness of heart disease in women.

If you and your family or co-workers are wearing red, take a picture and share it with us.

You can upload it to the WPTV Facebook page to help rally people behind this great cause.

According to the American Heart Association:

Cardiovascular diseases and stroke cause 1 in 3 women’s deaths each year, killing approximately one woman every 80 seconds.

An estimated 44 million women in the U.S. are affected by cardiovascular diseases.

90% of women have one or more risk factors for heart disease or stroke.

Young women who have had a heart attack have lower quality of life and more physical limitations than young men.

Women have a higher lifetime risk of stroke than men.

Women are more likely to call 9-1-1 for someone else they believe to be having a heart attack than for themselves.