Celebrated the first Friday of February, National Wear Red Day is a special day created to bring attention to the life-threatening issue of heart disease. By wearing red, people can help raise awareness about heart disease and show support for those living with it to live longer, healthier lives.
CAMC's WomenHeart champions handed out free red ribbons and provided information about heart disease and the program Feb. 7.
"According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the number one cause of death among men and women, more deadly than all forms of cancer combined. One in four women and one in five men will die due to heart disease each year," said Kelly Anderson, volunteer services director. "Despite these startling statistics, heart disease is preventable in nearly 80% of cases. Wear Red Day helps raise awareness about heart disease and gives patients a chance to learn more about the WomenHeart program at CAMC."