National Wear Red Day spreads heart health awareness

National Wear Red Day spreads heart health awareness

Heart disease, according to the Association, is the number one killer of women - claiming the life of one in three.

Obviously, you can wear something red and join the millions of celebrities, media, co-workers and neighbors who want to raise awareness of heart disease.

If it seems like just about everyone is sporting something red today, don't worry, you're not going insane.

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The Senate formally adopted a resolution that proclaims February 2018 as American Heart Month and February 2nd 2018 as "Go Red for Women Day". This year, the day is celebrated on Friday, Feb. 2, which also happens to be Groundhog Day.

Mayor Bob Scott has declared Friday will be "Wear Red Day", encouraging locals to wear red apparel to promote awareness of heart health. You can purchase Red Dress pins for $3 each, and 100% of the proceeds benefit Go Red for Women.

Researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham found a diet high in potassium could help with heart disease risk factors. Share a picture of yourself, your family, your coworkers and friends wearing red with the hash tag #BhamGoRed and encourage others to do the same.

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