Heart Healthy: National Go Red Day for Women
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Friday, February 2nd is National Wear Red Day/Go Red Day for Women 2018!

Wear Red Day occurs annually on the first Friday of February as a reminder to raise awareness for heart health in women. The red dress has become a symbolic reminder of these very serious matters of the heart. Significant strides have been made since the launch of National Wear Red Day in 2003.

See the progress that has been made thus far (Source GRFW):

  • Nearly 90% have made at least one healthy behavior change.
  • More than one-third has lost weight.
  • More than 50% have increased their exercise.
  • 6 out of 10 have changed their diets.
  • More than 40% have checked their cholesterol levels.
  • One third has 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.


“Heart disease and stroke kill 1 in 3 women, yet it is 99% preventable.” – Go Red for Women, 2018.

Enjoy these red foods And drinks via the American Heart Association.

Don’t forget to wear your red and be reminded to take control of your health! And as with any movement, there is still much more work to be done. Spread the word and visit http://www.NationalGoRedDay.org for more details.


Cheers to healthier hearts! Ladies, are you ready to rock your red? You too men.

About the unapologeticallyus

Valerie Robinson is an award-winning writer and photographer. Based in the Washington, DC area, this HBCU alumni is a wife and mother of three who strives and encourages others to be the best versions of themselves.

    • February 3, 2016

      I love this campaign. I will definitely be wearing my red.

    • February 3, 2016

      Yes I am! Every year my daughter and I rock our red. My son wears a school uniform so he isn’t able to get in on the action.

      A great friend of mine lost her sister to heart disease. Something so simple puts a smile on her face when she sees a picture of us in support of her.

    • February 4, 2016

      This is an awesome campaign! When I was in college, we would always host an event for National Go Red Day but this year I forgot all about it. Thanks for the reminder.


      • February 4, 2016

        I need to find my pin too!

    • February 5, 2016

      Great info! I guess I’m gonna have to have another red velvet milkshake at lunch tomorrow 🙂 Thanks for sharing

      • February 5, 2016

        Hahaha – that works!!!

    • February 5, 2016

      Thanks for sharing, I’ll make sure to rock my red!

    • February 5, 2016

      I work at the local heart hospital so we go hard when it’s Go Red time. I have my red on today and I’m looking forward to attending a gala for the campaign tonight. Thanks for sharing this cause with your readers!

      • February 5, 2016

        Yesssssss Jonna!!! *hi fives*. I work in heart too!

    • February 5, 2016

      This is such an important campaign! I will definitely be rocking my red today, such an important cause and awareness.

    • February 8, 2016

      Heart health is so important and it’s not something I take lightly. As some who has (genetically) high cholesterol levels, watching my diet and eating heart healthy foods is important. I support the GoRed cause 100%

    • February 10, 2016

      I’m sorry I missed this, but I appreciate you for being down for this cause. Heart health is vital and is often overlooked in our communities. The saddest part is, like you said, it is usually preventable. This year I decided to really keep my health in mind when I eat, sleep, etc., and have started regularly exercising, too. Thanks!

      • February 10, 2016

        Same here – I started taking total control of my health. We only get one body. Thanks for stopping by!

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