The Senate formally adopted a resolution that proclaims February 2018 as American Heart Month and February 2nd 2018 as "Go Red for Women Day".
National Wear Red Day was born in 2003 as a proactive way to bring national attention to the disease that affects almost 500,000 American women each year. The $15 event begins at 7 a.m. and will offer the following screenings: cholesterol, glucose (blood sugar), blood pressure, heart risk assessment, EKG (based on individual risk), height, weight, BMI, and body fat calculations.
If you need a little help getting red-y today, check out these samples we've gathered for your street style inspiration. This year, they have a goal to raise $2,000,000.
These women will share their personal stories throughout the year to help other women in Forsyth County prevent and fight heart disease and stroke. You can visit the Go Red for Women website to donate to the American Heart Association. You can purchase Red Dress pins for $3 each, and 100% of the proceeds benefit Go Red for Women.