If you are wondering what Go Red For Women means, today is National Wear Red Day reminding us heart disease is the #1 killer of women and to raise our awareness of women’s heart health. In the fifteen years since National Wear Red Day began, much has been accomplished.
- Nearly 90% of women have made at least one healthy behavior change.
- More than one-third of women has lost weight.
- More than 50% of women have increased their exercise.
- 6 out of 10 women have changed their diets.
- More than 40% of women have checked their cholesterol levels.
- One third of women have talked with their doctors about developing heart health plans.
- Today, nearly 300 fewer women die from heart disease and stroke each day.
- Death in women has decreased by more than 30 percent over the past 10 years.
Just in time to observe the day, I received professional images of one of my entries into the Go Red For Women quilt challenge. My quilt will be exhibited at the conference of the same name in Boston on February 24th.