Hudson, Florida (January 26, 2016) – Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point invites the public to join them in celebrating National Wear Red Day on Friday, February 5. The hospital has invited anyone coming to the hospital to wear red attire. Each year Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point celebrates National Wear Red Day to call attention to the fact that women are at high risk for heart attack and stroke. Heart disease and stroke kill one in three women, yet 80% of it is preventable.

The first national Wear Red Day occurred in 2003. Since then tremendous strides have been made in the fight against heart disease and stroke in women. According to the National Wear Red Day website:

  • Nearly 90% of women have made healthy behavior changes
  • More than one-third have lost weight
  • More than 50% have increased their exercise
  • Six out of ten have changed their diets
  • More than 40% have checked their cholesterol levels
  • One-third has talked with their doctor about developing heart healthy plans, and today nearly 300 fewer die from heart disease and stroke each day

Death in women has decreased by more than 30% over the past 10 years.