Don your favorite shade of red to support women’s heart health this FebruaryRed-dy or Not … Get Heart-Healthy

By Ashley Kahn

There’s something about a lady in red. She turns heads. She knows her rights. She celebrates life. This February, break out that red dress hanging in the back of your closet. There’s a new reason to don your favorite shade of ruby, cherry or maroon … and it has nothing to do with Cupid.

According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer of women in America, claiming more than 460,000 lives – that’s one per minute – each year. The organization launched the “Go Red For Women” campaign in 2004 and aims to create awareness of risk, improve women’s heart health and save lives.

Support the movement by celebrating National Wear Red Day on Friday, Feb. 1. Wear a red garment, the American Heart Association’s signature red dress pin, or choose head-to-toe red like our model, Gina Lowell.

To order a free pin or take the online “Go Red Heart CheckUp” (a personal heart disease risk assessment), visit

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