hibu Helps: Wear Red Day

Wear-Red-Day-blog-roll

At hibu, we’re proud to support the American Heart Association and participate in National Wear Red Day® — the first Friday each February. As their website describes it, “this is a day to bring attention to the staggering fact that heart disease and stroke kill 1 in 3 women, yet it’s 80% preventable.”

We joined Americans across the country — including in our Cedar Rapids office (shown) — to help support this life-saving effort. Since the first National Wear Red Day in 2003, tremendous strides have been made in the fight against heart disease and stroke in women:

  • Nearly 90% have made at least one healthy behavior change
  • Today, nearly 300 fewer women die from heart disease and stroke each day
  • Death in women from heart disease and stroke has decreased by more than 30% over the past 10 years

Funds raised by Go Red and Wear Red Day support educational programs to increase women’s awareness about their risk for heart disease and stroke as well as critical research to discover scientific knowledge about cardiovascular health. Check out their website for more information and to get involved — National Wear Red Day.

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