Heart Disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the U.S. - accounting for 1 in 3 deaths each year.
Wear Red Day is part of the American Heart Association's "Go Red for Women" campaign, which advocates for heart-healthy lifestyle choices and heart health awareness. Created in 2003 by the American Heart Association and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, the holiday is tailored to make you think about heart disease being the number one killer of women.
You may see more people than usual wearing red on Friday. Go Red for Women serves as a way to educate women on the signs of heart disease and encourage them to take action.