National Wear Red Day® Calls
Westchester Women to ‘Reclaim Your Rhythm’
The American Heart Association, the leading global volunteer organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke, is rallying women in Westchester to “Reclaim Your Rhythm” on Friday, February 4 as a part of the Association’s Go Red for Women® National Wear Red Day®. The American Heart Association believes losing even one woman to cardiovascular disease is too many.
This February, Go Red for Women is helping women reclaim their rhythm by promoting easy opportunities for women to build healthy habits that work best for their life, giving them the best chance at life. On Friday, February 4, crank up the tunes, get on your groove on and wear red to raise awareness about the prevalence of heart disease in women and donate to save women’s lives.
According to the American Heart Association’s 2022 Heart Disease and Stroke Statistical Update, cardiovascular disease remains the greatest health threat for women. Experts say the effects of COVID-19 are likely to influence cardiovascular health and mortality rates for many years, directly and indirectly, physically, and emotionally. Therefore, the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women® movement, nationally sponsored by CVS Health, alongside National Wear Red Day Matching Sponsor Big Lots and locally sponsored by Take Action Sponsor, White Plains Hospital and Go Red Sponsor Northwell Health, is asking women to make moves today to have healthier tomorrows.
The first Friday each February, American Heart Month, the nation comes together, igniting a wave of red from coast to coast. From landmarks to online communities, neighborhoods to news anchors, this annual groundswell unites millions of people for a common goal: the eradication of heart disease and stroke.
Through the Go Red for Women movement, the American Heart Association encourages people to take action in February by: Wearing red on National Wear Red Day, Friday, February 4, 2022, to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease. The iconic Red Dress pin and other apparel are available at ShopHeart.org; Making a donation to support the lifesaving work of the American Heart Association at WearRedDay.org.
Big Lots and the Big Lots Foundation will match online donations on National Wear Red Day, up to $333,333; Visiting CVS Health and making a donation at the register.
Donations can also be made online at www.CVSHealth.com/GoRed; Joining Research Goes Red, a joint collaboration between the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women and Verily’s Project Baseline to engage more women directly to participate in research; Joining the conversation by using #WearRedDay, #HeartMonth and #GoRedforWomen on social media.
Learn more at GoRedforWomen.org.