To help local women learn The Heart Truth®, The Fort Bend County Chapter of The Links, Incorporated is hosting a National Wear Red Day® Celebration at the Fort Bend YMCA on February 3, from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM and again from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM. Heart health literature will be available at both sessions.
National Wear Red Day is a day when Americans nationwide wear red to show their support for women’s heart disease awareness.
The Fort Bend County Chapter of The Links, Incorporated’s activities are in partnership with The Heart Truth, a national awareness campaign warning women about their risk of heart disease. The campaign is sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), in partnership with The Office on Women’s Health (OWH) and other organizations committed to the health and well-being of women.
The Heart Truth created and introduced the Red Dress as the national symbol for women and heart disease awareness in 2002 to deliver an urgent wake-up call to American women. The Red Dress® reminds women of the need to protect their heart health, and inspires them to take action.
For more information about women and heart disease, including materials about women and heart disease, please visit http://www.hearttruth.gov or call the NHLBI Health Information Center at 301-592-8573.