Posted on February 3, 2017
Reduce Heart Disease with National Wear Red Day
February 3rd is National Wear Red Day, a campaign to reduce the number of people affected by heart disease and strokes. It’s a day devoted to putting an end to these kinds of heart conditions, 80% of which are preventable, in order to save countless lives and protect families across the nation. Though doctors, nurses, and other medical officials strive every day to raise awareness, the first Friday of each February has been specifically recognized by the American Heart Association since 2004 when heart conditions were the number one cause for death among women. But all that can change with your help.
How to Support National Wear Red Day
There are three things you can do and encourage others to do in order to make a difference this year:
- Wear Red – First, observe the day by wearing red, no matter if you’re on shift or not. If you need red scrubs, consider the options available through Tafford, such as:
- WonderWink Four-Stretch Sporty V-Neck Scrub Top – This WonderWink top adds sporty sass to any scrub closet. It has 4-stretch fabric, a tagless collar, and special wicking features to keep you dry during your toughest shifts.
- Cherokee Workwear Long Sleeve Knit Underscrub Tee – To add red flare under a scrub top you already own, you might like the comfy and cozy rayon/spandex feel of the long-sleeve knit tee from Cherokee. This top is close-fitting with a crew neck to keep in warmth.
- Koi Katelyn Scrub Top – If you like modern scrub tops with a mock wrap style, this red option is perfect for you! An empire waist, side vents, and adjustable ties ensure a fit that flatters and accentuates your curves while remaining versatile.
- Tafford Essentials Stretch Drawstring Scrub Pant – Go bold with a red pant! This choice from Tafford gives you the freedom to move with durable, flexible fabric and a generous fit. The sporty style includes a straight leg, flattering seam details, and five pockets to handle all your nursing gear.
- Spread the Word – There are several ways to get vocal about heart disease. Social media is one great outlet. Use #GoRed to share a picture of your red ensemble or speak your mind about heart conditions. Look for opportunities to answer questions with your medical knowledge and encourage people to be screened. In addition, be ready to answer questions as you walk around town or through the halls of your clinic.
- Donate – The American Heart Association can always use funds for outreach and research. The more that is known about heart disease, where it strikes, and why, the better chance we have to put a stop to it. You are a part of that process.
For other red scrub options, shop Tafford using the red color filter!
You are an integral part of the network of caregivers who make a difference each and every day. No matter how you choose to participate in National Wear Red Day, thank you!