Feb 1 – 29. Since 1964, The American Heart Association has sponsored a month long public awareness and education campaign in February. At that time, over half the deaths in America were caused by cardiovascular disease. Americans are encouraged to wear red on Feb 3rd of each year.
Though only official in the USA, the Heart Association points out, “Cardiovascular disease knows no borders. Cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke, remains the leading global cause of death with more than 17.3 million deaths each year.”
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