National Wear Red Day

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Food and Drug Administration employees celebrating Wear Red Day

National Wear Red Day is a day in February when many people wear red to show their support for the awareness of heart disease.

In the US[edit]

It occurs in America on the first Friday in February each year, where people wear red.

The Heart Truth—is a national awareness campaign for women about heart disease sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Designed to warn women of their #1 health threat, The Heart Truth created and introduced the Red Dress as the national symbol for women and heart disease awareness in 2002 to deliver an urgent wakeup call to American women.

In the UK[edit]

Until 2017, National Wear Red Day occurred in the United Kingdom every year on February 26 and was run by the British Heart Foundation. February is National Heart Month for the BHF and the National Wear Red Day is an annual campaign at the centre of raising awareness of heart disease in the UK. It was created by the BHF and has gained interest year on year.

Following public feedback, in late 2016 the BHF announced that 2017's events, using the hashtag #WearItBeatIt, would instead take place on June 9 rather than in February.

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