Graceland Celebrates National Wear Red Day
On Friday, February 1, 2008, the American Heart Association celebrates the fifth anniversary of the Go Red For Women movement, a nationwide initiative that celebrates the energy, passion and power women have to band together and wipe out the No. 1 killer of women, heart disease, by wearing red.
In 1997, only seven percent of women believed that heart disease was the greatest threat to women’s health. Since the inception of Go Red For Women, that number has nearly tripled. Yet, in spite of our efforts, only one in five women (21 percent) believe that heart disease is the leading cause of death among women.
One woman will die from heart disease almost every minute this year. Until more women are aware of this deadly – but often preventable – disease, this statistic is not likely to change.
Local landmarks and buildings in Memphis supporting Wear Red Day include Graceland which will be illuminated red Jan. 31 – Feb. 14 as well as the fountains of CB Richard Ellis buildings at Corporate Plaza and Thousand Oaks Business. Nine Methodist Le Bonheur locations will also be participating.
Learn how to enjoy a healthy and active life by joining Go Red For Women today. Online registration is free at www.goredforwomen.org where you’ll find information on:
© Go Red Heart Checkup. Use this free interactive online assessment tool to help you learn your risk of heart disease and to receive customized tips on how to lower your risk.
© Choose To MoveSM. Designed especially for women, this free 12-week physical activity program offers weekly guidance and support to get you moving in 12 weeks.
© Heart Healthy at Any Age. It’s never too late …or too early …to learn healthy living tools.
© Real Women Just Like You. Read stories from real women who struggle and live with heart health issues.
© Ask the Expert. Send your questions and get answers from an expert in the field of cardiovascular disease in women.
© Get Involved. Find Go Red For Women events and activities around the country.
© The latest headlines in the fight against heart disease in women.