The Heart Truth
Written By Savvy Auntie Staff Writers
By Raquel Wildes
It is important that a Savvy Auntie takes care of her heart for the children she loves. To support heart health, The Heart Truth, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) campaign to fight against heart disease in women.
Friday, February 3, 2012, is National Wear Red Day® in support of women's heart disease awareness, and on that day there will be many ways for you to get involved.
Join the conversation: Twitter
On Friday, February 3, at 1:00 pm ET there will be a special #HeartChat on Twitter. The discussion will include many notable heart disease doctors answering questions about how to talk to your doctor about heart disease, healthy ways to protect your heart, and how to reduce your risk. Just log on to Twitter, follow @TheHeartTruth, and search for the #HeartChat.
Share the excitement of the Red Dress Collection Fashion Show: Facebook & Pinterest
The Red Dress Collection Fashion Show, held at the beginning of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week on February 8th, has been a steadfast tradition of The Heart Truth. Celebrities and designers pair up to showcase stunning red dresses in support of women’s heart health. There may be some surprise celeb-Aunties present! You can host your own Red fashion show with your niece and nephew to get ready.
Open your heart and share: Facebook
Visit The Heart Truth’s Facebook page to upload photos of yourself wearing red on National Wear Red Day (Feb. 3) and to share stories with our community throughout American Heart Month.
Pledge to live heart healthy in 2012: Badges
Post one of these images to your Web site, blog, or any other public internet forum, to inspire yourself and others to live heart healthy.
As a result of these and other efforts, the death of women associated with heart disease has dropped from 1 in 3 to 1 in 4!
Your support of The Heart Truth campaign is vital to giving other aunties, and women in general, life-saving messages about their risk of heart disease and inspiring them to take action to lower their personal risk. In so doing, you will inspire your niece and nephew to take care of their own hearts and to share their love and passion with other wonderful causes.
Published: February 1, 2012