I’m very excited about my “very first” National Wear Red Day on Friday, February 3 – first post heart attack, that is. It’s a simple way to show women that raising awareness about women’s risk is important.

But, having left my job last year to stay at home with my boys, I’m without a natural group to Go Red with. I will wear red that day – but I’ll mostly be at home, dropping kids off at school, or at the gym. My boys will wear red, and maybe my husband will finally wear that tie I bought him with the red dress symbol on it. (I promise, it’s not girly.) But I won’t have a group photo to post or submit to the American Heart Association just for the fun of it.

So I wonder if you will help me. Will you wear red on Friday, February 3, and get your family, colleagues, or classmates to join you? Snap a photo on your phone and email it to me? (jen (at) mylifeinred (dot) net). I’ll put the photos I get on this blog and we’ll have a virtual Go Red community.

I am working on some extra posts and features to commemorate American Heart Month in February, and I look forward to sharing what I’ve learned. Heart disease is number one killer of American women, taking more mothers, sisters, wives, daughters, and friends than all forms of cancer, combined.

Find out more about the Go Red For Women campaign and plan to wear red February 3!