National Wear Red Day, celebrated on the first Friday in February, is an annual campaign that raises awareness about heart disease in women. This year, on Feb. 4, all UT Health San Antonio faculty, staff and students, both on and off campus, are encouraged to wear red to help promote the cause.
“Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for women, accounting for one in three deaths each year,” said Dawn S. Hui, MD, associate professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery and president-elect of the American Heart Association’s San Antonio chapter.
“However, most heart disease deaths are preventable by making small, sensible changes to diet and lifestyle, which can improve heart health and decrease a woman’s risk by as much as 80 percent,” Dr. Hui said.
UT Health San Antonio is committed to promoting healthy living and improving the lives of women in our community, so wear red on Feb. 4 to show your support for women’s heart health. For more information about National Wear Red Day and ways to prevent cardiovascular disease, please visit GoRedForWomen.org.