Thursday, February 4, 2010

Why I’ll be wearing red tomorrow

February is American Heart MonthImage by Mykl Roventine via Flickr

Tomorrow is National Wear Red Day. Thousands of Americans will be wearing red to draw attention to this startling fact:
Over 430,000 women are silenced each year by cardiovascular disease – and most of these deaths are preventable.
I’m writing because I hope you’ll wear something red tomorrow to honor those women – and that you’ll help fund the research and programs that can save them.

Today, we’re launching a Go Red & Give campaign. One week, one goal: $100,000 to keep our sisters, mothers, daughters and wives safe.

Give a gift today and support our education, outreach and research programs to help save women’s lives.

Your donation could help keep someone you love safe from the #1 killer disease in the U.S.

Big or small, your gift can help put information in the hands of more women – information that can save a life, like how to eat better, how to recognize the warning signs of heart attack, and how to talk to a doctor about critical health choices.

The American Heart Association is also a major funder of breakthrough research with $44 million invested in women-centered research in just the past five years.

But we can only save lives with your help.
Please donate what you can. Every dollar will help us reach our $100,000 goal by midnight February 12th.

Thank you for showing your support tomorrow by participating in National Wear Red Day – and thank you for your generosity.

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