‘Wear Red Day’ Stresses Social Support, Physical Activity
Each year on the first Friday in February, NHLBI, The Heart Truth and organizations around the country mark National Wear Red Day to bring greater attention to heart disease awareness as the leading cause of death for Americans.
As in previous years, NHLBI led NIH celebrations with a flash mob dance in the Clinical Research Center atrium, red food features and displays in campus cafeterias, Wear Red sticker and pin distribution in lobbies, pledge posters to be more active and a “hashtag our hearts” social media campaign featuring #HeartMonth, #MoveWithHeart, #WearRedDay and #OurHearts.
“Research shows that having social support makes being heart-healthy easier. Join the #OurHearts movement and show us how you, your friends, family, coworkers and others in your community are preventing heart disease. Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xdZD5,” read one NHLBI Twitter post.