National Wear Red Day

Jeanette Terry
By Jeanette TerryPA Latest Reply 2014-02-10 22:39:39 -0600
Started 2014-02-07 15:37:55 -0600

Today is national wear red day for heart disease awareness. Heart disease, much like diabetes can sneak up on us. We must do everything we can now to prevent heart disease so that we can have a healthier future. Living with diabetes increases our heart disease risk significantly so we all need to be aware of the dangers of heart disease. So if you aren't already wearing red today, you should go home and change because the world needs your support by wearing red to help spread the word about heart disease. Of course there are other things you can do to raise awareness all year long. Start by changing your own lifestyle into a heart healthy one.

6 replies

IronOre 2014-02-07 17:15:23 -0600 Report

Why do we need to wear red to be aware that there is diseases out there ?
Just silly to me.

T'Leesa 2014-02-08 10:22:47 -0600 Report

Though it's one's choice to wear whatever color he/ she chooses, it solidarity among those who may suffer from it or have lost loved ones. Though many are aware of heart disease, there are still an alarming number of individuals (particularly women) who aren't aware of the symptoms of a heart attack, for the symptoms are usually different than in men. It's just continuing to get the information out there to the public. We have to do the same for diabetes, cancer, etc. If you want to wear red- fine. If not, that's okay too. Have a wonderful weekend.

IronOre 2014-02-08 22:31:41 -0600 Report

Solidarity ??? definitely a gross misuse of the word.
Here is something that I founf in Wikipedia:
The history of Solidarity: a Polish non-governmental trade union, begins on 14 August 1980, at the Lenin Shipyards (now Gdańsk Shipyards) at its founding by Lech Wałęsa and others. In the early 1980s, it became the first independent labor union in a Soviet-bloc country. Solidarity gave rise to a broad, non-violent, anti-communist social movement that, at its height, claimed some 9.4 million members. It is considered to have contributed greatly to the fall of communism . . . etc.

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