CCF Rallies in Red for Heart Disease Awareness

February 13, 2015

Carrington rallied in red on Friday, February 6th to show awareness for heart disease and American Heart Month. Each year, 1 in 3 women die of heart disease and stroke. The Red Dress is the symbol of women’s heart disease and meant to unite various organizations in the cause. In 2003, the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), the American Heart Association (AHA) and other organizations committed to women’s health joined together to raise awareness of women and heart disease. The NHLBI introduced the Red Dress as a national symbol for women and heart disease awareness and the AHA adopted this symbol to create synergy among all organizations committed to fighting this cause. To read more about the cause visit the American Heart Association’s website.