On February 13, 2021, join us and participate in the Wear Red Canada campaign! Share a picture of yourself wearing red on social media and post a message about women's heart health using #HerHeartMatters.
What is Wear Red Canada?
Canadians will wear red on February 13th in observation of Wear Red Canada, a national awareness campaign initiated by the Canadian Women’s Heart Health Alliance.
Heart disease is the number one killer of women worldwide, yet women are often understudied, undertreated, and underdiagnosed. By wearing red on February 13, you are taking part in a movement to engage Canadian communities in a meaningful conversation about women's heart health.
Women's Heart Health Resources
Vetted by the Canadian Women’s Heart Health Alliance, these credible resources on women’s heart health address different types of heart disease, prevention, treatment, and communication with health providers. To access the valuable resources, please visit the resources page here.
Women's Heart Health Statistics
- Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women worldwide, and the leading cause of premature death for women in Canada.
- Heart attack symptoms go unrecognized in 53% of women. Women don’t always have the “Hollywood Heart Attack,” characterized by chest-clutching pain. Learn the signs of a heart attack and know when to call 9-1-1 or your local emergency number.
- Some conditions put women at higher risk for heart disease. Pre-eclampsia, high blood pressure during pregnancy, gestational diabetes, and premature menopause are some of the risks factors that are specific to women’s hearts.
- Heart disease is largely preventable. Eighty per cent of risk factors are within your control to change. Don’t smoke, make sure you eat a healthy diet and exercise, know your numbers for waist circumference, blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar, and take precautions to reduce your risk.
How You Can Help
Wear Red on February 13, 2021 and post pictures and positive messages about women's heart health on social media using #HerHeartMatters. If you're able to, you can make a donation here.
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