Care about heart disease? Sport something red to show your support for Heart Research Australia.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in Australia. One Australian dies every 27 minutes from heart disease and someone has a heart attack every 9 minutes. This article looks at how you can support the great work being done by Heart Research Australia in reducing the incidence of heart-related deaths.
What is Wear Red Day?
Heart Research Australia’s National Wear Red Day is an Australia-wide public awareness and fundraising event that is one of many activities taking place as a part of Heart Research Month (RedFeb). The focus of this campaign is to encourage people to join the fight against heart disease.
Heart Research Australia raises much needed funds for research into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart disease which is an inclusive term for a variety of conditions such as coronary artery disease, arrhythmia, heart valve conditions, congenital heart defects, heart attack and stroke.
During RedFeb month everyone is encouraged to participate however they can, whether it’s taking part in Wear Red Day or one of the other planned events, or simply pledging to give up something unhealthy in the RedFeb Challenge.
What’s happening in 2017?
Wear Red Day is set to kick off on the 14 February this year and people from all walks of life will be invited to make a gold coin donation and dress in something red, whether its a red ribbon, red hat, red socks or red shirt. People are also encouraged to decorate their work areas in red, adorn their buildings with red lights and hold red-themed parties to support the cause.
How can I get involved?
If you are not into dressing up or decorating, there are a variety of other ways to get involved during Wear Red Day including:
- Organise your own fundraising event and register it on the RedFeb website for advice and assistance.
- Make a donation to Heart Research Australia or become a regular donor.
- Leave a gift to Heart Research Australia in your will.
- Purchase RedFeb merchandise from the website.