Heart felt: Feb. 2 is National Wear Red Day supported by Macy's
Macy's and the American Heart Association have united for American Heart Month and the Go Red for Women movement. Since joining this cause, Macy's has raised $65 million since 2004. Feb. 2 is National Wear Red Day where everyone—women and men -- is urged to don the bold color to create awareness for women's heart health.
Macy's shoppers who wear red from Jan. 31- Feb. 5 or purchase an official Red Dress pin for $3 will receive discounts storewide. All of the pin sales go back to the cause. A portion of sales from exclusive merchandising of two red dresses and one T-shirt goes back to Go Red.
In the U.S., cardiovascular diseases kill approximately 1 in 3 women each year. Go Red for Women is the American Heart Association's national movement to end heart disease and stroke in women. Cardiovascular diseases in the U.S. kill approximately one woman every 80 seconds. The good news is that 80 percent of cardiovascular events may be prevented with education and lifestyle changes.
JoAnne Klimovich Harrop is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at 724-853-5062 or firstname.lastname@example.org or via Twitter @Jharrop_Trib.