National Wear Red Day spreads heart health awareness

National Wear Red Day: Why do we wear red?

No, there isn't a UofL game today, but you may still see a lot of people dressed in red.

If you're a woman, The American Heart Association says, you should know your Total Cholesterol, HDL (good) Cholesterol, Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar, and Body Mass Index (BMI).

The annual "Go Red for Women" luncheon is this midday at the Ritz Carlton in Clayton. Go Red for Women serves as a way to educate women on the signs of heart disease and encourage them to take action.

National Wear Red for Women Day was created in 2003 by the American Heart Association and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

"We are proud to support the "Go Red for Women" movement here at Harbor Country Day School", said Head of School John Cissel. By going red, you're showing your commitment to raising awareness of heart disease and leading a healthier life.

The company has a "Wear Red" sale, is selling pins, and offering exclusive red dresses with 10% of proceeds benefiting the AHA.

Help the American Heart Association meet their fundraising goal of $2 million by donating at. As you throw on your favorite ruby-colored clothing on your way out the door, make sure to snap a selfie and share your red-hot look on social media using the hashtag #WearRedandGive.

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