Friday is Go Red Day at Michigan Medicine

February 6, 2020  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

One of the most popular events that commemorates Heart Month at the Frankel Cardiovascular Center is Go Red Day, which aims to raise awareness about heart disease in women.

On Friday, Feb. 7, all members of the Michigan Medicine community are invited to participate by wearing red.

Here’s what it means to Go Red — not only in February, but throughout the year:

G: Get Your Numbers
Ask your doctor to check your blood pressure and cholesterol.

O: Own Your Lifestyle
Stop smoking, lose weight, exercise and eat healthy. It’s up to you. No one can do it for you.

R: Realize Your Risk
You may think it won’t happen to you, but heart disease kills one of three women.

E: Educate Your Family
Make healthy food choices for you and your family. Teach your kids the importance of staying active.

D. Don’t Be Silent
Tell every woman you know that heart disease is so prevalent.

Learn more about Go Red Day at the Go Red For Women website.

If you and your colleagues wear red on Friday, take a photo and send it to headlines@med.umich.edu. You could be featured in a special Headlines feature story next week!

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