Mark your calendars and find your snazziest red outfit!
From the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute site:
Friday, February 5, 2010, is National Wear Red Day here in the US--a day when Americans nationwide will take women's health to heart by wearing red to show their support for women's heart disease awareness. The Red Dress, the national symbol for women and heart disease awareness, was created by The Heart Truth in 2002 to deliver an urgent wake-up call to American women.
Join The Heart Truth on National Wear Red Day to help spread the critical message that "Heart Disease Doesn't Care What You Wear--It's the #1 Killer of Women."
Everyone can participate in the national movement by wearing their favorite red dress, shirt, tie, or Red Dress Pin on Friday, February 5, 2010.
If you don't have something red to wear, you've got a month to stimulate the economy by picking up something red to wear, or getting a red dress pin. :)
NIH red dress pin:
AHA's red dress pin:
Canada's version of The Heart Truth and the Canadian red dress pin:
As far as I know, the UK doesn't have anything like the Heart Truth/Red Dress campaign, but if someone knows of one, please let me know and I'll add a link. Thanks.
Actually, the entire month of February is American Heart Month.
The CDC has animated e-cards that you can send to friends, family and co-workers to remind them to please wear red on the first Friday in February: