WEST ORANGE, NJ - Friday, Feb. 7 is National Wear Red Day, an event created by the American Heart Association to raise awareness of heart disease in women. The staff at West Orange Town Hall, dressed resplendently in red, gathered for this photo in support of the AHA and its campaign to combat the Number 1 killer of women, heart disease.
The American Heart Association and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute began to take action against heart disease in 2003. Over 500,000 American women were dying, and yet women across the country were unaware, believing that heart disease was more of a threat to men.
National Wear Red Day is is held on the first Friday in February every year to raise awareness of heart disease among women.
Macy's is a National event sponsor. From Feb. 5-10, Macy's will give customers 20% off their purchases if they're wearing red.
For more information, go to http://www.goredforwomen.org.