Wear Red Canada is celebrated annually across Canada on February 13th to raise awareness about women’s heart health. Events are held across the country to serve as a reminder for all Canadians, but especially Canadian women, to be mindful, curious, and proactive in the management of our heart health and wellness.
Heart disease is the number one killer of women worldwide and the leading cause of premature death in Canadian women. Globally, cardiovascular diseases affect 1 out of 3 women, yet women everywhere are under-studied, under-diagnosed, under-treated, and under-aware when it comes to their heart health. Worse, considering that 80% of a woman’s risk factors are within her control, heart disease is largely preventable
- Virtual 5K Event. Get active! Run, walk, ski, snowshoe, or dance – anything goes! Track your progress towards a cumulative distance of 5km or time of 30 minutes of physical activity of your choice.
- Attend an event. Register for a free virtual National Program webinar on February 13 and learn about women’s heart health from health professionals, women living with heart disease, and celebrity ambassadors. In-person events may also be taking place in your city.
- Join the Wear Red Canada Facebook Group and stay up to date with events and be part of the #HearHeartMatters community.
For more information: www.WearRedCanada.ca