Monday, February 9, 2015

Why I’m Wearing Red Today:


Dept. of Health & Human Services
Today, I’m wearing red to support National Wear Red Day, raise awareness for women’s heart disease, and to encourage women to help one another get educated and get care.
This is an issue that affects each of us in communities across the country, and I’m proud to say that our Department is leading efforts to increase awareness about the dangers of heart disease and the power of prevention.
The Million Hearts initiative, with its goal of preventing one million heart attacks and strokes by 2017, is an essential part of this work. Most heart attacks and strokes are preventable with good habits and good care. At the National Institutes of Health, The Heart Truth program is dedicated to raising awareness about the dangers of heart disease in partnership with national and community organizations. Across HHS, our agencies and program offices are getting the word out today and throughout February on social media.
I hope you join us in wearing red to raise awareness about women’s heart disease today and throughout American Heart Month this February. And don’t stop there - encourage your neighbors, coworkers, friends and loved ones to do the same.
Together, we can raise our voices and raise awareness among our sisters, daughters, mothers and friends, and the men in our lives about the importance of heart health.
Thank you.
Sylvia M. Burwell

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