Office of Health Promotion

National Wear Red Day - 2013

Wear Red Day

Bergen County residents and employees celebrated National Wear Red Day on Friday, February 1st. In 2013, Wear Red Day celebrated 10 years of increasing awareness of women’s heart disease.

Since the first National Wear Red Day 10 years ago, tremendous strides have been made in the fight against heart disease in women, including:
  • 21% fewer women dying from heart disease
  • 23% more women aware that it's their No. 1 health threat
  • Publishing of gender-specific results, established differences in symptoms and responses to medications and women-specific guidelines for prevention and treatment
  • Legislation to help end gender disparities

Risk Factors

High blood pressure (hypertension), diabetes, smoking, high blood cholesterol, being overweight or obese, and physical inactivity are risk factors that men and women can address. Other factors include age (55 or older for women) and having a family history of early heart disease.


5 Ways to Love Your Heart

1. Be active: The American Heart Association recommends at least 30 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity a day.

2. Eat smart: Enjoy a diet low in sodium, saturated fat and trans fat, and rich in fruits, vegetables, fiber-rich whole grains, and monounsaturated fat and polyunsaturated fat.

3. Evaluate your risk: Age, gender, race/ethnicity, family history and other medical conditions can all increase your risk of developing heart disease. Know which factors affect you and what you can do to reduce them.

4. Listen to your heart: When warning signs pop up, pay attention to them. By visiting a doctor early, your chances of avoiding a serious condition increase.

5. Know the facts: Read up on heart disease. By knowing about the culprit, you will be better prepared to help prevent and fight it.

Thank you to all the schools that participated, but were not able to submit pictures of staff.

Municipality Participating School


Northern Highlands Regional High School


Bryan Elementary School


Cresskill High/Middle School


Merritt Memorial School


Demarest Middle School


Dumont High School


Dumont School District


Grant School


Selzer School

East Rutherford

Becton Regional High School


Faust Intermediate School


McKenzie Elementary School


George Washington School

Franklin Lakes

Colonial Road School

Glen Rock

Byrd School


Central School


Coleman Elementary School


Haworth Public School


Roosevelt School

Midland Park

Eastern Christian Elementary School

North Arlington

Washington School


Gerrard Berman Day School


River Dell High School

Park Ridge

Park Ridge High School

River Vale

Holdrum Middle School


Roberge Elementary School

Rochelle Park

Midland School


Rutherford High School

Saddle Brook

Long Memorial School

Township of Washington

Immulate Heart Academy


Wood-Ridge High School

Upper Saddle River

YWCA Early Learning Center

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