This Friday, February 7, 2014 marks the 11th anniversary of National Wear Red Day, an event that helps spread awareness of women’s heart health. Were you aware that heart disease claims the lives of over 500,000 women each year?
Now-a-days, we hear the word “cancer” around every corner. We hear in the media how cancer is impacting people every day. We learn about so many different cancer research studies that are happening around the globe. But, what about heart disease?
Here’s a reality check: Did you know that heart disease is the #1 killer of women, above cancer? And yet, advocacy against heart disease in women is not as common as it should be. National Wear Red Day is a day to do just that. A national day where women (and men) unite as one to spread awareness of heart disease as being the #1 killer.
So, ladies and gentlemen, will you GO RED this February 7th, for the lovely women in your life?
Yuliya Novikova is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University with a degree in Biology. As an account and sales representative at Square One Medical, a company that focuses on safety, Yuliya’s primary goal and passion is to extend her knowledge of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA), Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs), act as a direct AED source, and stress the importance of these devices along to her customers, followers, and the general public. You can follow her on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to keep up with the most recent news relating to AEDs and SCA. Yuliya can be contacted via email (Yuliya.Novikova1@gmail.com).