The American Heart Association is encouraging both men and women to spice up their attire with a splash of red Feb. 4 in honor of National Wear Red Day.
National Wear Red Day is a national observance created by the American Heart Association, drawing attention to heart disease, the No. 1 killer of men and women, and the strides being taken through research and education to raise awareness of risk factors and decrease death rates. The American Heart Association urges everyone to support the fight against heart disease.
In February, which is American Heart Month, companies are encouraging employees to wear red to work, illuminating their buildings in red lights, and offering life-saving information to employees.
There is no better time than American Heart Month to call attention to the fact that heart disease is still the Number 1 killer of women. Show your support for the fight against heart disease in women by wearing red on National Wear Red Day – Friday, Feb. 4. It’s an easy, powerful way to speak up and show support for Go Red For Women, the American Heart Association’s solution to saving women’s lives.
Wear Red Day Accessory Giveaway
On Wear Red Day, Feb. 4, women who stop by the downtown Wells Fargo Bank, 111 E. Wayne Street, between 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. will receive a free red feather boa or red dress pin plus heart healthy literature from the American Heart Association.
Macy’s Wear Red Day Savings
Macy’s stores will celebrate seven years as a national sponsor of Go Red For Women with exclusive designer fashion, shopping promotions, special in-store events and a whole-hearted campaign with Facebook dedicated to raising funds for the AHA and increasing awareness among women and their loved ones. Since partnering with the American Heart Association, Macy’s has raised more than $24 million for Go Red For Women.
In honor of American Heart Month and National Wear Red Day, customers wearing any item of red – from an entire ensemble, to lipstick, to the signature Red Dress pin - will receive a special 20% discount on a wide assortment of merchandise (or a 10% discount on sale and clearance watches and jewelry) at all nationwide Macy’s stores, as part of the retailer’s “Wear Red Sale.” Customers not wearing red can support Go Red For Women and receive the special discount by purchasing the official Go Red For Women red dress pin for $2 at any register. All proceeds from the sale of the pin go to the Go Red For Women movement, and the customer will enjoy the special Wear Red Sale savings. The Wear Red Sale takes place Feb. 2-6.
About Go Red For Women
Go Red For Women is part of the American Heart Association’s solution to help save women’s lives. With one out of three women still dying from heart disease, we are committed to fighting this No. 1 killer, which is largely preventable. GoRedForWomen.org, a premiere source of information and education, connects millions of women of all ages and gives them tangible resources to turn personal choices into lifesaving actions. We encourage women and the men who love them to embrace the cause. Visit www.GoRedForWomen.org for more information or call 1-888-MY-HEART (1-888-694-3278). The movement is nationally sponsored by Macy’s and Merck & Co., Inc.