Every first Friday in February is “Red Dress Day”
In 2004, a unique red dress day public health campaign was launched in the United States. The campaign then spread around the world. Stroke is the third leading cause of death in women in the world (and fifth among men). Therefore, the driving and main goal of the campaign is to raise awareness about the dangers and specifics of stroke and heart disease in women. The “Red Dresses Day”(or Wear Red Day) campaign is held every year on the first Friday in February. The campaign is recognizable by the red color of the main symbol. The color red symbolizes good health, life and liveliness. The red color also warns of a possible danger. During the one-day campaign, women around the world are encouraged to wear a piece of red clothing that day to support the campaign.
The first Friday of February has been designated by the awareness campaign, Heart Truth, as National Wear Red Day ® in the United States. On this day, men and women are encouraged to wear red as a symbol of their support of women’s heart health. National Wear Red Day is not a public holiday. Businesses have normal opening hours.
1964 -President Lyndon B. Johnson declares February national heart health month, nine years after having a heart attack.
2002-The Red Dress becomes the national symbol for women and heart disease awareness.
2004-Go Red launches with a mission to eradicate heart disease and stroke in women.
2006-First Go Red for Women international license is issued.
Be it a lipstick, dress, shoes, or accessory, wear your brightest reds on National Wear Red Day this February 4. Even though the day gives us the opportunity to wear more of this stunning color, it, more importantly, focuses on cardiovascular risks and diseases. https://nationaltoday.com/national-wear-red-day/
Eurostat (European Statistical Recovery Dashboard) provides up-to-date data and information for all European countries on the number or percentage of deaths from heart disease and stroke. Neurological societies from various countries also provide important information and details about stroke in women and men.
For example, a woman’s risk is increased by pregnancy, oral contraception, hormone replacement therapy and stretch mark fibrillation. Some risks (high blood pressure, diabetes, depression, obesity, irregular heartbeat) can be affected by any woman. Experts emphasize that it is very important to recognize the symptoms of a stroke early. Emergency intervention, for example, is needed in case of loss of consciousness, general weakness, confusion and disorientation, upset, hallucinations, nausea and vomiting. Doctors also have the abbreviation SHDM (sign of stroke). The acronym could help identify a stroke. This means that there is a problem: Speech (S), weakness in the Hands (H), Deprivation (D) and then the Minutes to help as quickly as possible (M) are important.