Go Red today – It’s all about a woman’s heart

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  • By Holly Logan-Arrington
  • Robins Public Affairs
Some people wear red in February to mark the month of romance.

However, wearing red on the first Friday in February takes on a more significant meaning, as it's a way to support the Go Red for Women campaign - a national effort to show support for women's heart health.

As part of February's National Healthy Heart Observance, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, in partnership with the American Heart Association, has declared the first Friday of every February as National Wear Red Day. 

Stuart Bapties, Health and Wellness Center Flight commander, said February is the ideal time for it.

"February is National Healthy Heart Observance Month," he said. "The base Health Promotions Team has partnered with Pizza Depot to observe the day by providing a heart healthy meal for reduced cost and a free Heart Health Fair with professionals from the base Health Promotions team, as well as, health professionals in cardiac health from the civilian community. 

Bapties said the meal special options were planned by the base dietician and free menu cards will be provided, along with the meal.
This observance promotes the Red Dress symbol and provides an opportunity for everyone to show support by wearing red.

To get a free Red Dress Lapel Pin, visit http://www.goredforwomen.org/.