February is Heart Health Month. And TODAY, The first Friday of February, has been designated by the awareness campaign, Heart Truth, as National Wear Red Day ® in the United States. On this day, men and women are encouraged to wear red as a symbol of their support of women’s heart health.
What is Go Red for Women? In 2004, the American Heart Association (AHA) faced a challenge. Cardiovascular disease claimed the lives of nearly 500,000 American women each year, yet women were not paying attention. In fact, many even dismissed it as an older man’s disease. To dispel the myths and raise awareness of heart disease & stroke as the number one killer of women, the American Heart Association created Go Red For Women, a passionate, emotional, social initiative designed to empower women to take charge of their heart health.
So in the interest of bringing more awareness to the subject of women and heart conditions via first-hand experience, we sat down with CHNWF Clinical Office Manager Erica Douglas, who was kind and courageous enough to share her own personal journey.
Click here read our FULL INTERVIEW . We have no doubt you’ll not only become informed, but also inspired!