Happy National Wear Red Day!


  • Heart disease is the number 1 killer of women age 20 and over, killing approximately 1 woman every minute. 
  • More women die of cardiovascular disease than the next four causes of death combined, including all forms of cancer. 

This means women that you know, or women just like you are dying, but it doesn’t have to be that way. 

Join millions of Americans in the fight against this relentless disease by wearing red today.  Spread the word and inspire others to Go Red on National Wear Red Day®   Awareness is the first step in saving lives.   

It’s true that your risk for heart disease can be significantly lowered by making simple lifestyle changes.   Did you know that 80 percent of cardiac events could have been prevented in women?  

 If you are looking to make a heart healthy change, to better yourself, better your life and better your health, take the American Heart Association’s Better U Challenge for yourself. 

Looking to be inspired?  Meet the 9 courageous women in the western suburbs of Chicago who will be sharing their experiences as they complete the Better U Challenge at Provena Mercy Medical Center and Provena Saint Joseph Hospital. 

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