February 3: Now just so you know.... today (February 3, 2012) is National Wear Red Day. It's always held on the 1st Friday in February. For those of you who are new to this observance; we wear the color red in the United States to support awareness of women's heart disease. The UK promotes heart disease awareness as well but it's celebrated later in the month.
In the US: It occurs in America on the first Friday in February each year.
The Heart Truth—is a national awareness campaign for women about heart disease sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Designed to warn women of their #1 health threat, The Heart Truth created and introduced the Red Dress as the national symbol for women and heart disease awareness in 2002 to deliver an urgent wakeup call to American women.
In the UK: Wear Red Day occurs every year on February 26 and is run by the British Heart Foundation. February is National Heart Month for the BHF and the National Wear Red Day is an annual campaign at the centre of raising awareness of heart disease in the UK. It was created by the BHF and has gained interest year on year.
The best part about red parties:
They can be hosted on any date.
You have an excuse to over-do it with the color red -go for it.
Red Food & Drink Ideas:
Pictured: drink for entertaining: crantinis-recipe
Dessert: Red Velvet Cake, Strawberries & pink whip cream
Veggies: Baked red potatoes, red cabbage for coleslaw
Misc: Red apples, jello,
Meat: meat with red sauce: spaghetti sauce, red BBQ sauce