So turns out we canactually die of a broken heart: Heart disease is the number one leading cause of death for women. And did you know wearing red can literally help the heart? No, it's not just because we’re celebrating Valentine’s Day this month, but also because the first day of February is Wear Red Day. Celebrated every February 1, it's to raise awareness for women’s cardiovascular health all over the world and to commit to combating heart disease.
Last February 1st, St. Luke’s Medical Center Global City celebrated Wear Red Day by having a dress exhibit at the main lobby. The dresses on display were made by top Filipino designers like Renee Salud (with his season's decadent display of fire-engine red frocks), Avel Bacudio, and Frederick Peralta.
In this light, St. Luke’s Medical Center also unveiled their Women’s Heart Health Unit, the only facility of its kind in Southeast Asia and managed by an all-female group of doctors dedicated to cardiovascular health.
So remember to celebrate Wear Red Day—it’s good for the heart!