Today is National Wear Red Day in the United States. Heart disease is the number one killer of women in this country, and on the first Friday of every February there is a coordinated effort to raise awareness of how cardiovascular disease affects women of all ages, races and socioeconomic status. Most disproportionately, it affects women in Black and Hispanic communities. The American Heart Association's signature movement, Go Red for Women, encourages everyone to wear red on this day and to give to this organization in support of its fight to ensure that all women have access to education about heart attack and stroke warning signs, as well as proper diagnoses and treatment when they develop symptoms.
I have been a supporter of the Go Red campaign for a number of years, and I proudly wear my Red Dress Lapel Pins. I have an enamel pin that I purchased from the American Heart Association's online store several years ago, and a crystal pin from Swarovski. I love them both, and I love that the sales proceeds benefit the organization's cause.
Aren't they lovely? Red is such a beautiful color, today and every day, and it also happens to be my favorite. ❤
By the way, I think that wearing red lipstick is perfect today too, and you can keep it and your other cosmetic essentials handy in my "Madly Deeply" Zippered Pouch. 💄💋 It's available in the SKCreations, LLC online shop.
Don't forget to Go Red, see your doctor, and be sure to tell the women in your life to do the same.