Friday, Feb. 1 is Go Red for Women Day — a national event where people wear red to support the American Heart Association’s effort to spread awareness that heart disease and stroke effects 1 out of 3 women — and that with education and more research, those numbers can be lessened.
The American Heart Association hopes you will show off your red outfits on social media. And when the sun goes down, businesses will be showing their support as they turn red in the evening. Show off your red photos on social media with hashtag #WearRedandGive.
Major landmarks committed to going red this year are: The 520 Bridge, CenturyLink Field, Redmond Town Center, St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma, Cheney Stadium, the Museum of Glass, and Emerald Downs in Auburn. LeMay Car Museum will display red cars on the plaza Friday.
“One out of three women — mothers, sisters, friends — will lose her life to heart disease or stroke. That’s an average of one death every 40 seconds. But we can change that by taking a stand and inspiring women to put themselves first and prioritizing their heart health. Most forms of cardiovascular disease are preventable,” said cardiologist Marina Jansen, MD, CHI Franciscan, who is an ambassador for the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women initiative that is focused on improving women’s health.
In addition to hashtag #WearRedandGive you can show your local pride with hashtags #goREDSeattle and #goREDsouthsound.