Today at Light Alive Marketing, we are celebrating Wear Red Day! Wear Red Day is the first Friday of each February. A day when Americans spread awareness of the seriousness of heart disease and its impact on women. Most of us have loved ones affected by Heart Disease, so it’s important that we learn the facts about heart disease and prevention methods to ensure ourselves and our loved ones stay healthy and aware of the signs should a heart condition develop.
Despite the crushing statistics of COVID-19 illnesses and death around the world, cardiovascular disease is still the number one killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year. Finally, heart disease is the leading cause of death for African-American and white women
This year, you can choose to celebrate Wear Red Day and donate to support the life-saving work of the American Heart Association at WearRedDay.org. Big Lots Foundation will match online donations on National Wear Red Day, up to $333,333. You may also visit your local CVS Health and make a donation at the register until March 6th. Donations can also be made online at www.CVSHealth.com/GoRed.
While nearly 80 percent of cardiac events can be prevented, cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in women, claiming the lives of 1 in 3 women. Cardiovascular diseases continue to be a woman’s greatest health threat. Some signs of heart attack in women include:
- Uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain in the center of your chest. It lasts more than a few minutes, or goes away and comes back.
- Pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach.
- Shortness of breath with or without chest discomfort.
- Other signs such as breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea or lightheadedness.
- As with men, women’s most common heart attack symptom is chest pain or discomfort. But women are somewhat more likely than men to experience some of the other common symptoms, particularly shortness of breath, nausea/vomiting and back or jaw pain.
Know the signs and spread awareness to keep our friends, family, and neighbors safe! Wear Red Day is a day to celebrate women and to help prevent heart attack related deaths.