Wear Red Day in Madison

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This year’s theme, Be the Beat, encourages people to get in a heart-healthy rhythm.

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Today, National Wear Red Day, the American Heart Association hopes to raise awareness for heart health in women.

Cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 health-related cause of death in women. Furthermore, Black women are more susceptible to heart disease than white women with over half of Black women in the US affected.

In the 608

Madison’s Foundation for Black Women’s Wellness (FFBWW) is hosting a Wear Red event later this month. With a focus on prevention, health experts and survivors will touch on how to stay informed, prepared, and supported while navigating your heart health journey.

When: Saturday, Feb. 18 | 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Where: Goodman Community Center, 214 Waubesa St. | Virtual
Who: FFBWW invites local Black women of all ages to this lifesaving event.
What: Expect keynote speakers, brunch, prizes, and even a fitness break.
Register: Attend this free event in person or virtually. Don’t forget to wear red.