The Heart Truth® - National Wear Red Day®
National Wear Red Day
Raising awareness about women's risk for heart disease should be a priority throughout the ear! Planning several small activities throughout the year can help you prepare for your National Wear Red Day event. Get together with your family anf friends and think about ideas to promote heart health within your community as part of this nationwide movement. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), HHS Office on Women's Health, and many other groups celebrate the day each year to raise awareness that heart disease is the #1 killer of women and is largely preventable. Host a local National Wear Red Day tribute with your co-workers, with your families, or with your larger community. Find out how with our National Wear Red Day Toolkit.
The Red Dress® and National Wear Red Day
The Heart Truth® created and introduced the Red Dress® as the national symbol for women and heart disease awareness in 2002 to remind women of the need to protect their heart health, and inspire them to take action. National Wear Red Day promotes the symbol and provides an opportunity for everyone—men and women alike—to unite in this life-saving awareness-to-action movement by wearing anything and everything red!
Last Updated: August 2015