SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - You'll be seeing a lot of people wearing red today. Friday, February 7 is The American Heart Associations National Wear Red Day.
It's a day the nation comes together, igniting a wave of red from coast-to-coast. The goal is educate as many people as possible about the number one killer of women in the United States: Cardiovascular Disease.
Santa Barbara County residents, businesses, health care providers, tv stations and community leaders will be wearing red to show support.
The day comes to an end with the annual State Street Strut in Santa Barbara. Dozens of people will 'strut' down the street in their red, raising awareness about heart disease and stroke. The State Street Strut will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Attendees will gather at Village Properties Realtors and walk to the Paseo Nuevo mall. A free health fair will take place after.
To show your support on social media the American Heart Association is asking people to use the hashtag: #GoRedSB.