February 3rd, 2017 is National Wear Red Day, a national holiday created by the American Heart Association and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to raise awareness that heart disease claims the lives of nearly 500,000 American women per year. These staggering numbers make heart disease the number one killer of women in our country.
Of course, heart disease takes men’s lives in devastating numbers as well. However, heart disease in women is more often overlooked. There is a great need for understanding and education about how the disease can effect the women in our lives. On this day and always, it is important to seek out information and remain diligent in maintaining our heart health.
This year marks the fifteenth year since the inception of National Wear Red Day, a day that seeks to promote women’s heart health and raise awareness of the prevalence of heart disease. We at the Clearwater Free Clinic just had to do our part to participate in this important national holiday and we hope you will too! Doesn’t our staff look great in red?