Campus encouraged to participate in Wear Red Day

“One day a year, what you wear is a matter of life and death.”

This American Heart Association slogan states the emphasis of National Wear Red Day as an important part of the “Go Red for Women” movement, a program that builds awareness, urges women to take action to reduce their risk of heart disease, and supports lifesaving education and research for women’s heart health. The UND Center of Excellence in Women’s Health, along with the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, encourages everyone on our UND campus to wear red Friday, Feb. 1. Supporting National Wear Red Day proclaims the intent to love your heart by doing everything possible to reduce heart health risk factors. Heart disease is the number one killer of United States women. Recognizing this as an important health issue for women by wearing red on Feb. 1 will open avenues for new advances in prevention, treatment, and research. “Heartfelt Thanks” for your support from the American Heart Association and the Center of Excellence.
-- Susan Splichal, Coordinator, Center of Excellence in Womens Health , Family & Community Medicine,, 777-3274