Today, February 2nd is National Wear Red Day. Here is the dilemma for a blogger, we can’t wear the outfit and post the outfit at the same time. Lol! I have actually run into people around town and they say, “that isn’t what you wore on the blog today.” So, here is a spoiler alert for you, I am NEVER wearing what is on the blog on that day! Lol!!! I figure most of you have already figured that one out. I do want to wear red today, you might see those pictures next week sometime, but I didn’t have any “new” pictures of me in red to talk about. Instead, I decided to look back through my archives and see what red outfits that I could come up with.National Wear Red day is not about the outfit, it is about the cause. Here is what I found on the goredforwomen.org website.
Why Go Red? Cardiovascular disease in the U.S. kill approximately one woman every 80 seconds. The good news is that 80 percent of cardiac events may be prevented with education and lifestyle changes. Go Red For Women advocates for more research and swifter action for women’s heart health. That’s why this year we are asking that you wear red on National Wear Red Day® and Donate to Go Red For Woman. By doing so you help support educational programs to increase women’s awareness and critical research to discover scientific knowledge about cardiovascular health.Go Red For Women is a movement that starts with you. Lead by example and make the time to “Know Your Numbers.” It’s knowledge that could save your life. Five numbers, that all women should know to take control of their heart health are: Total Cholesterol, HDL (good) Cholesterol, Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar and Body Mass Index (BMI). Knowing these numbers can help women and their healthcare provider determine their risk for developing cardiovascular diseases. It’s time for all women to learn the most critical numbers in their life — their hearts depend on it.I was shocked when I began to read the statics about women and heart disease. I had thought that Heart disease was a disease that affected mostly men. WRONG!!! Did you know that 1 in 3 women will die from heart disease and stroke! That is 1 in 3! I looked around today at work at the 4 of us ladies working there. One of us has already had open heart surgery. 😳I know this is not my normal type post but I thought it was something worth highlighting. If you are interested in any of the outfits above I am going to link to that post so that you can go back and see where the clothing was purchased.
Picture #1 – Warm and Fashionable
Picture #2 – Favorite Color Combination
Picture #3 – Lady In Red
Picture #4 – Happy Valentine’s Day
Picture #5 – Candy & Cupid
Also, please comment below a story or experience you or someone you know has had concerning heart disease. Your story might save someone’s life. I will give away this beautiful heart bracelet from Plunder on Monday to someone who comments.
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