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National Wear Red Day

February 2nd is National Wear Red Day, a day created by the American Heart Association to bring awareness to the number one killer disease that causes more than 500,000 deaths a year.

When is National Wear Red Day?

National Wear Red Day is celebrated every year on the 1st Friday in February.

Type of Holiday?

New holiday. A day of awareness. Created in 2003, by the American Heart Association and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, to bring awareness to a deadly disease affecting millions of women.

How is National Wear Red Day celebrated?

National Wear Red Day was created to increase awareness of heart disease that affects American women. Prior to Wear Red Day, women weren’t paying attention to the disease.  Everyone is encouraged to wear red on this day, both men and women.  The holiday has become so popular in the fashion industry that department stores celebrate it and host an American Heart Month event. In addition, the increase in popularity resulted in the day being celebrated during New York’s Fashion week in 2017.

National Wear Red Day Facts:

  • Heart disease has been known to affect men when in fact, each year, 1 in 3 women die of heart disease and stroke.
  • 80 percent of cardiac events can be prevented.
  • Heart disease and stroke kill more women than men.
  • Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death for African-American women.
  • Hispanic women are likely to develop heart disease 10 years earlier than Caucasian women.
  • 90% of women have one or more risk factors for heart disease or stroke.

Celebrities who celebrate their birthday on February 2nd:

  • Shakira – Singer
  • Liz Smith – Gossip Columnist
  • Donald Driver – Football Player
  • Christie Brinkley – Model
  • Farrah Fawcett – Actress
  • Lauren Bushnell – Reality Star
  • Duane Chapman – Reality Star
  • Ina Garten – Chef

Popular Social Media Hashtags:

#wearred #nationalwearredday #wearredday #gored #heartdisease

February is filled with a variety of holidays including Elmo’s Birthday, Stuffed Mushroom Day,  National Wear Red Day and let us not forget World Nutella Day. We have you covered whether you are looking for a holiday in a specific month or industry – Special Days of the Month is your go-to place.

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