Wear Red Tomorrow to Raise Awareness for Women's Heart Health
By Melissa Ford on February 06, 2014
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Tomorrow is National Wear Red Day to raise awareness on women's heart health. Heart disease is the number one killer of women, and it disproportionally kills more women than men. A few of the editors at BlogHer threw on some of our favourite red things and listed out ways that we're taking care of our hearts this February. We'd love for you to join along. Just (1) post a picture of yourself wearing something red on your blog or your favourite social media site, (2) say a few words about what you do to protect your heart health, and (3) come here and leave a link to the post in the comment section.
So here's what we're doing for heart health -- what about you?
And don't forget to wear red tomorrow!
Feminista, who blogs at Feminista Jones, says: "Heart disease is the number one killer of Black women, and I lost my own grandmother to the disease. I also lost my mother when she was too young, so now I focus a lot more on my own health in ways I didn't before. We can't take life for granted. A strong heart, mind, and body are the best tools I have in being the best mother I can be. I want to live a long time and be there for my son as long as possible."
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