Thursday, February 3, 2011

Getting Red-dy

Happy American Heart Month, everyone!

Just a friendly reminder to wear red tomorrow to show your support for people who have had heart disease or a stroke. These are the No. 1 and No. 3 killers of both men AND women in America, and frankly that bums me out and gets me a little heated. Because there are things you can do to prevent heart disease and stroke - even if your family history is stacked against you. Easy stuff like moving more, using fewer Paula Deen recipes (the woman love her butter!) and being realistic about how healthy you really are.

Between you being mindful of your body, more people learning CPR, researchers developing new life-saving techniques and drugs, schools encouraging healthy habits early on, and legislators making laws that support heart health, we can reduce the number of deaths due to heart attack and stroke.

If we were able to eliminate deaths from cardiovascular disease, the average American would live an additional seven years.

I'm passionate about this cause because I want those seven years and I want my people to have those seven years.

Hope you'll be supporting the American Heart Association* and wearing red tomorrow! Spread the love with your own Wear Red Day post and link up below.

(You guys, this is my first link-ing adventure, but at least it's for a good cause, right?)

*Yes, my employer. But also an organization I believe in and supported way before they let me start working here. 


  1. It is also "Red Shirt Friday" to show support for our troops serving in war.


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