National Wear Red Day

heartFemale New York heart-disease survivors are sharing their stories with CBS2 for National Wear Red Day. The idea behind this day is to increase awareness about the rise in heart disease for women. February is Heart Health Month that is taking place alongside the Go Red for Women campaign.

Heart disease is the Number 1 killer for women but these days 80 percent of heart disease is actually preventable, should women be aware enough to take care of their health by eating well and engaging in cardiac-based exercise on a regular basis.

In addition, Macy’s is taking part in the fun and health promotion activity. Three Days ago which marked National Wear Red Day, Macy’s invited its customers to “shop, save and support the fight against heart disease.” For all those shoppers who wore red to Macy’s on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, they received a 20 percent off on certain merchandise as well as all items in the sales and clearance sections.

That should have really appealed to New York women who we all know, just love to shop….but hopefully now they’ll do it without dropping!