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National Wear Red Day® — Friday February 1, 2013

At Texas Heart Institute, we have made it our mission to fight heart disease in women. Make it your mission too. Join the campaign and choose something red to wear on Friday. Help us raise awareness about the devastating toll of heart disease on women. Together, we can save lives.

Celebrating 10 years of National Wear Red Day . . .

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"Red is always in fashion, but there is no better time to wear your favorite red dress, red tie, or pair of red shoes than on National Wear Red Day. Each year, the first Friday of February is a day when we call attention to the #1 killer of women: heart disease. It is also a day when we celebrate the women who are taking action to protect their hearts.

National Wear Red Day reminds women and those who love them to take action against heart disease. It urges women to eat healthier, be more physically active, and talk to their doctors about their personal risk for heart disease. On February 1, join The Heart Truth® and wear red! Help us promote the Red Dress as the national symbol for women and heart disease awareness, and invite your community to get involved, too." — www.hearttruth.gov 

   ®National Wear Red Day is a registered trademark of HHS and AHA.

About the campaign . . .

"In 2003, the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), the American Heart Association and other organizations committed to women's health joined together to raise awareness of women and heart disease. The NHLBI introduced the red dress as a national symbol for women and heart disease awareness and the American Heart Association adopted this symbol to create synergy among all organizations committed to fighting this cause. By working together to advance this important cause, the American Heart Association, NHLBI, and other women's health groups will have a greater impact than any one group could have alone." — www.goredforwomen.org 

At Texas Heart Institute . . .

The Center for Women's Heart and Vascular Health website guides you to information about prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of heart disease and alerts you to breakthroughs regarding women's heart health. We invite you to subscribe to our e-newsletter. Read all the issues of Straight Talk from 'Dr. Stephanie'.

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