February is all about hearts, and with Valentine's Day fast approaching, it is appropriate to remind all women that February is also the month chosen by the American Heart Association to make women aware of the ongoing fight against heart disease by designating February 1 as National Wear Red Day.
On February 2, 2013 there will be heart disease screenings at all Macy's store locations in the greater Richmond Area, including Short Pump Mall, Chesterfield Town Center, Regency Square Mall, Virginia Center Commons and Southpark Mall. This event will be from 3p.m. to 7p.m. at all store locations.
Besides the free screenings, representatives of the AHA local chapters will be available to answer questions, as well as hand out information on the ongoing efforts to stop heart disease in women in it's tracks. Women can get the Red Dress lapel pin, showing your support of this fine organization and it's fight to end heart disease.
This year, Go Red For Women is celebrating 10 years of being at the forefront of the battle against heart disease in women. Heart disease is the number 1 killer of women in this country today, affecting more women than men. It is also more deadly than all forms of cancer combined.
The fight is not over, but with this challenge, women can come together in a movement that's not just for women, but is also by women. In the past 10 years, more than 627,000 women have been saved from dying of heart disease. This means that 300 fewer women are dying every day from heart related problems.
The AHA wants women to know that this year, 2013, they will bring a message of hope, with stories of survival as well as activities meant to educate and inspire. With this women will learn about survival, justice and unity. So proudly wear red on Friday, February 1 and come out to the nearest Macy's Department Store on Saturday, February 2 from 3p.m. to 7p.m. and show your support for Go Red For Women.