By Scrubadoo‘s Jen Hankin
February is American Heart Month; a time to fight against cardiovascular disease and educate those around us about the dangers related to heart health problems. Heart Month kicked off last week, on February 3rd with National Wear Red Day.
A little red can show a lot of heart! Although, Go Red only comes once a year, The American Heart Association works hard to remind us that it’s important to get annual checkups and find out your blood pressure and cholesterol. These three basic numbers can truly save your life!
Heart disease and stroke are the leading causes of death for men and women in the United States. You are at higher risk of heart disease if you are:
- A women age 55 or older
- A man age 45 or older
- Or a person with family history of heart disease
If you fit into any of these categories please seek annual exams to keep on top of your health and ensure you are not another statistic!
Throughout the month of February, Go Red for Women is looking for donations to support its efforts to educate women and fund breakthrough research by the American Heart Association. Since 2004, Go Red For Women has contributed almost $44 million to research. This year they are trying to fundraise $100,000 in the month of February. If you want to help them reach their goal, please donate to the American Heart Association here.
Did you wear Red on Feb. 3? How are you supporting American Heart Month? Leave us a comment below.