To help local women learn The Heart Truth®, The Fort Bend County Chapter of The Links, Incorporated hosted a National Wear Red Day® Celebration at the Fort Bend YMCA on February 3, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM and again from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM. Large red apples were given to anyone wearing red to the Y that day. Also, literature regarding heart health was available. Several members of the Fort Bend County Links were in attendance.
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 www.hearttruth.gov or call the NHLBI Health Information Center at 301-592-8573.