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National Wear Red Day
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Celebrate National Wear Red Day on Friday, February 6, 2009—the first Friday in February— when Americans nationwide wear red to show their support for women's heart disease awareness.

The Heart Truth—a national awareness campaign for women about heart disease—created and introduced the Red Dress as the national symbol for women and heart disease awareness in 2002 to deliver an urgent wakeup call to American women. The Red Dress reminds women of the need to protect their heart health, and inspires them to take action. National Wear Red Day promotes the symbol and provides an opportunity for everyone to unite in this life-saving awareness movement by showing off a favorite red dress, shirt, or tie, or Red Dress Pin.

Join the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute; Office on Women's Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; WomenHeart: the National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease; American Heart Association; and many other groups to promote National Wear Red Day in your local community. Visit The Heart Truth’s National Wear Red Day toolkit to get free information, ideas, and materials to help share this special day.

See how other groups from across the nation are supporting National Wear Red Day.

Special Anniversary Red Dress Pin. The Red Dress alerts women of The Heart Truth message: "Heart Disease Doesn't Care What You Wear—It is the #1 Killer of Women" Order Now Order Now

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