Hoosiers are encouraged to wear red tomorrow to raise awareness of the number one killer of women in America. National Wear Red Day is part of the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Movement, which is a month-long effort to raise awareness of heart disease.
The annual celebration began in 1963 and is marked each year with a presidential proclamation paying tribute to researchers, physicians, public health education professionals and volunteers for their tireless efforts in preventing, treating and researching heart disease.
The American Heart Association estimates one in three women die from heart disease, which is largely preventable. Find more information online at GoRedForWomen.org.