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Okay ladies, it’s time to put on your red dresses, tops, shoes, jackets, whatever you have red in support of the Heart Truth Campaign. Today is National Wear Red Day. A day when Americans wear red in support of women’s heart disease awareness. According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), heart disease is the #1 killer of women.

The NHLBI needs your support in helping to spread the word about heart disease. Please support the Heart Truth campaign by getting involved in the following ways

1. Join in the Twitter Party – Follow @TheHeartTruth for heart healthy tips, resources, and action steps for heart health. To celebrate National Wear Red Day, join the Twitter Party on Feb. 4, 3-4 p.m. Go here for more details.

2. Join The Heart Truth’s Rally to Wear Red and Protect Your Heart on Facebook –Wear your favorite red tie, dress, or Red Dress Pin on Friday Feb. 4, 2011. Your friends want to see you! Snap a picture of yourself or group, and upload your photos to The Heart Truth Facebook wall and tell us what you are doing to support heart health. We will feature a photo and personal testament to living a heart healthy life on our campaign Web site: http://www.hearttruth.gov/.

3. Share your experience, post your story, be a role model– Heart disease affects many women. If you have a story, share it. Whether you post your story to your blog, The Heart Truth Facebook wall, or The Heart Truth Activity Registry, let others know how you are taking action to reduce your risks.

4. Share the excitement of the Red Dress Collection Fashion Show – The Heart Truthcreated the Red Dress as the national symbol for women and heart disease awareness. The annual Red Dress Collection Fashion Show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week will showcase the power of the Red Dress and encourage all women to take action to protect their heart health. Watch the show LIVE on February 9th: http://www.cbsnews.com/hearttruth

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