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Go red for women’s heart health

Written By: Simone Sonnier, UT Physicians | Updated: February 2, 2021
Woman in red mask in support of National Wear Red Day

The Go Red for Women campaign helps to raise awareness for women's heart health.

National Wear Red Day is around the corner. On Friday, Feb. 5, grab your best red shirt, tie, mask, or more to help support women’s heart health.

Raising awareness for women’s cardiovascular disease

The Go Red for Women campaign began in 2004 by the American Heart Association and the National Heart and Blood Institute as a commitment to the improvement of women’s heart health. Heart disease is currently the leading cause of death for women in the U.S.

The American Heart Association has reported the following benefits of participation in the Go Red for Women campaign since its inception:

  • 91% of women involved in Go Red have visited with their doctor in the last year
  • 64% have a regular exercise routine
  • 84% discuss the importance of heart health to their friends
  • Over two million women have learned about their personal risk of developing heart disease

Join UT Physicians in the call to action for this cause on Friday, Feb. 5 by wearing red. If you have not had your heart health evaluated in the last year, now is the time! Schedule an appointment online or call 888-4UT-DOCS to see one of our many experts.

As the clinical practice of McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston, UT Physicians has locations across the Greater Houston area to serve the community. To schedule an appointment, call 888-4UT-DOCS.