Wear Red Day – February 7

By Jamie Shuster

Friday is National Wear Red Day, a day when people come together to bring awareness to America’s number one killer – heart disease.

More than 9,000 South Carolinians die from heart disease every year. Heart disease is the leading killer of African-American women in our state, and one of the top two causes of death for both men and women of all races in South Carolina.

You can help show your support for heart disease awareness by wearing a bit of red on Friday.

To learn how you can help prevent heart disease from striking you or someone you love, visit our Bureau of Community Health and Chronic Disease’s great online resources.

Together, we can help raise awareness of one of South Carolina’s biggest killers.