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Valentine's Day inevitably leads to thoughts of the heart. Candy hearts, heart balloons, stuffed bears holding hearts, "hearting" someone.
But how often do you think of your heart--the one beating in your chest? Heart disease is the #1 killer in the U.S. and to raise awareness, February has been designated as American Heart Month. For fashionistas who want to take action on this issue in style, here are some ways you can get involved:
- Bid on a designer Red Dress, which has become a symbol of heart disease awareness. Tomorrow, the 2009 Red Dress Collection will debut at New York's Fashion Week. An initiative of The Heart Truth, this fashion show will feature over 20 celebrities in dresses by today's most renowned designers. In addition, some of these dresses are being auctioned off to the public through the Clothes Off Our Back Foundation to raise money for heart health awareness and research.
- Vote for your favorite dress out of the 3 designs Nicole Miller created for the Campbell's Soup Company's Address Your Heart program. Campbell's will donate $1 for every vote (up to $275,000) to the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women movement.
- Shop Go Red for Women. You can find jewelry, scarves, ties, and many other products that promote heart disease awareness, and sales support the American Heart Association.
- Take the Go Red Heart CheckUp. Assess your risk of heart disease and develop a heart smart plan.
This Valentine's Day, as you're surrounded by hearts, focus on the one that truly matters.