As the number one killer of women, heart disease has become something that is discussed more and more in modern day. Statistically, heart disease kills 1 in 3 women, so contrary to popular belief, it is not a disease that occurs only in men. Since this “silent killer” (the nickname given to heart disease) is so seldom caught in time for treatment, members of the public and organizations dedicated to prevention of heart disease have created what is called Wear Red Day.
This important day occurs on the first Friday of February of each year (this year, the date is February 6th), and on this day, women are encouraged to wear something red; a dress, shirt, skirt, anything with the bright colour. Red is the symbol colour of heart disease, and on this day, the global wearing of red helps bring a “voice” to the “silent killer.” As well as wearing read, interested participants can buy charm bracelets that have different styles of the famous red dress token that often is associated with heart disease in women. These bracelets are sleek and fashioned with women in mind, so they can support the cause in a style that works for each individual woman.
Wearing red on Wear Red Day is all well and good, but having something you can wear everyday, something like the example of these women’s charm bracelets, is the key to this organization. The point of Wear Red Day is to get people talking about heart disease and the possible symptoms, as well as treatment options. So, these bracelets which can be an everyday accessory that can be worn professionally, casually or out to a formal occasion, give women a way to keep the conversation going about heart disease long after February has ended.
Keeping with the idea of bracelets that help us speak out, there is also the idea of Medical ID jewelry, like bracelets or necklace pendents. These are important, possibly life saving pieces of jewelry that are necessary for people with severe allergies. With the many options of styles in these medical bracelets, there is no excuse not to have find one that you can wear if needed. They are life-saving fashion choices, much like the bracelets sporting the colour and symbol of the heart disease, and need to be seen.