Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Friday, February 6, 2015: National Wear Red Day – Go Red for Women

Posted by ISOC Team Filed under: General

Since 2003, the first Friday of February — this year on February 6th — has been National Wear Red Day – Go Red for Women. The American Heart Association started the Go Red campaign to bring awareness to what experts call the Silent Killer: heart disease. Research shows that heart disease is the leading cause of death for women and it affects more woman than men.

Encourage your staff and colleagues to wear red on February 6th. Spreading awareness about the perils of heart disease — for both men and women — may help decrease the probability that today’s students will be tomorrow’s victims of heart disease.

The American Heart Association shares free print materials; to access them, sign up here. The National Institute of Health also posts free resources here.

Of course, we hope spreading awareness about heart disease and its prevention will help eradicate the disease. In the meantime, make sure your staff is trained to use your school’s automated external defibrillator (AED) in the case of an emergency. Email us to learn about our catalog of first aid online training courses.

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