Heart Month: National Wear Red Day is Friday; share your red on social media

February is American Heart Month , a campaign aimed at fighting the country’s No. 1 killer of both men and women – heart disease. Wyoming Medical Center and American Heart Association – Wyoming will participate throughout the month by posting information about heart health, Mission: Lifeline and the need to call 911 at the first signs of heart attack. About 80 percent of heart disease and stroke events are preventable. This February, take charge of your health (and your heart) by learning all you can about these preventable diseases. Here are some ways to get started: Heart disease isn’t just a man’s disease. In the United States, 1 in 3 women die of heart disease or stroke every year. The American Heart Association launched National Wear Red Day in 2003 to save lives and raise awareness. The first Friday in February is designated Go Red Day, and everyone is encouraged to wear red, know their cardiovascular risks and take action to live healthier lives. This year, Wyoming Medical Center and American Heart Association – Wyoming want to paint Wyoming red. Simply wear your red, snap a photo of yourself or your office staff, and tag us on Facebook and Twitter with #WyomingGoesRed. Those who do will be entered to win a heart-healthy basket, with a Fit Bit and other goodies, from Wyoming Medical Center. [image: IMG_6177.jpg] Facebook: Wyoming Medical Center , American Heart Association – Wyoming Twitter: @WyomingMedical Tag: #WyomingGoesRed *Featured photo: The Emergency Department staff donned red for last year's Go Red for Women.* #oilcity #news #sponsored