Friday, Feb. 3, is the 22nd annual National Wear Red Day to raise awareness about heart disease. Wear Red Day is always the first Friday in February, which is American Heart Month.
The day is meant to bring awareness that heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, responsible for 1 in 3 deaths.
People can participate in Wear Red Day by:
Wearing something red
Taking two minutes to learn Hands-Only CPR at www.heart.org/handsonlycpr
Sharing the message on social media with #IndyGoesRed and #WearRedDay
Donating to life-saving research and education efforts at www.heart.org/WearRedDay
Some key facts:
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S. and in Indiana
1 in 3 deaths are due to heart disease
Mortality rates have dropped more than 50 percent in the last 30 years thanks to research, medical developments and education.
A majority of cardiac events can be prevented by making healthy lifestyle choices.