The Heart Truth® Invites Americans to Support Heart Health Online
This February, The Heart Truth provides more ways
to get involved in the fight against heart disease in women
Friday, February 4, 2011, is National Wear Red Day®—a day when Americans wear red in support of women’s heart disease awareness. Join the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) women’s heart health campaign, The Heart Truth®, to help spread the message that heart disease is the #1 killer of women. The NHLBI is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
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Your support of The Heart Truth campaign is vital to giving women life-saving messages about their risk of heart disease and inspiring them to take action to lower their personal risk. Here are some ways to get involved online:
1. Join in the Twitter Party – Follow @TheHeartTruth for heart healthy tips, resources, and action steps for heart health. To celebrate National Wear Red Day, join the Twitter Party on Feb. 4, 3-4 p.m. EST. Click here for Twitter party details.
2. Join The Heart Truth’s Rally to Wear Red and Protect Your Heart on Facebook –Wear your favorite red tie, dress, or Red Dress Pin on Friday Feb. 4, 2011. Your friends want to see you! Snap a picture of yourself or group, and upload your photos to The Heart Truth Facebook wall and tell us what you are doing to support heart health. We will feature a photo and personal testament to living a heart healthy life on our campaign Web site: www.hearttruth.gov.
3. Share your experience, post your story, be a role model – Heart disease affects many women. If you have a story, share it. Whether you post your story to your blog, The Heart Truth Facebook wall, or The Heart Truth Activity Registry, let others know how you are taking action to reduce your risks.
4. Share the Healthy Action badge – Become a part of The Heart Truth Healthy Action Community by pledging to take action to reduce your risk of heart disease. Post your Healthy Action Badge on your blog or personal profile page and share with others.
5. Share the excitement of the Red Dress Collection Fashion Show – The Heart Truth created the Red Dress as the national symbol for women and heart disease awareness. The annual Red Dress Collection Fashion Show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week will showcase the power of the Red Dress and encourage all women to take action to protect their heart health. Watch the show LIVE on February 9th: http://www.cbsnews.com/hearttruth.
About The Heart Truth
The Heart Truth® is a national awareness campaign for women about heart disease sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Through the campaign, the NHLBI leads the nation in a landmark heart health awareness movement that is being embraced by millions who share the common goal of better heart health for all women.
The centerpiece of The Heart Truth is the Red Dress, which was introduced as the national symbol for women and heart disease awareness in 2002 by the NHLBI. The Red Dress® reminds women of the need to protect their heart health, and inspires them to take action.
To learn more, visit www.hearttruth.gov.
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Part of the National Institutes of Health, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute plans, conducts, and supports research related to the causes, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of heart, blood vessel, lung, and blood diseases; and sleep disorders. The Institute also administers national health education campaigns on women and heart disease, healthy weight for children, and other topics. NHLBI press releases and other materials are available online at www.nhlbi.nih.gov.
The National Institutes of Health—The Nation’s Medical Research Agency—includes 27 Institutes and Centers and is a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). It is the primary federal agency for conducting and supporting basic, clinical, and translational medical research, and it investigates the causes, treatments, and cures for both common and rare diseases. For more information about NIH and its programs, visit www.nih.gov.
This post was done as a PSA and was uncompensated.