My father passed away last year due to complications from heart disease including congestive heart failure. For the last several years, I have participated in National Wear Red Day because it really hit home, and this year, it is even more important to me to spread the word.
Friday, February 3rd is National Wear Red for Heart Disease, a day in which we all show our support for those dealing with heart disease. Since the inception of my blog, I have participated in National Wear Red Day and have urged my readers to do so. This year, I will not only be wearing red but attending the Bleeding Heart Project Launch Event in Chicago.
Heart disease is the number one killer of women, and it’s very important that we all learn about heart health. Wearing red today shows that you are in support of more funding for a cure for heart disease as well as spreading the message to women how important it is to get checked regularly.
The Bleeding Heart Project is an organization devoted to educating and making people aware of heart disease. It is the leading cause of death in our country, and is something that is not discussed as widely as it should be.