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Don’t forget to wear red Friday for women’s heart health PDF Print E-mail
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The American Heart Association, through its Go Red For Women movement, urges everyone to support the fight against heart disease by wearing red on National Wear Red Day – Friday.

American Heart Month is in February, a perfect time to focus on the prevalence of heart disease, America’s No. 1 killer. It is also a time to pause and celebrate the research and education that make lifesaving advances in the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease a reality.

On National Wear Red Day, thousands of people, including employees at many companies, national and local news anchors and talk-show hosts across the country, will wear red to support the cause. Men and women everywhere are encouraged to join in to show their support by wearing red on Friday. The red dress and the color red symbolize one’s support in the fight against heart disease.

Go Red For Women is the American Heart Association’s cause initiative designed to save women’s lives.

According to a press release, the AHA states: “Too many women die each year because they are unaware that heart disease is their No. 1 killer. One in three women dies of this largely preventable disease. This year is especially important as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Go Red For Women national movement. In our first 10 years, we’ve changed millions of hearts.”

Ten years ago, the American Heart Association discovered that heart disease killed more women than men. And it took more women’s lives than all forms of cancer combined. So it created Go Red For Women, a network of women dedicated to education, support and research. Since then we’ve educated millions of women on the dangers of heart disease and made major changes in health care.

Over these first 10 years, the AHA tracked the progress for millions of women involved and the improvements within the healthcare industry.

For more information about American Heart Month or National Wear Red Day, the public is encouraged to visit www.GoRedForWomen.org/WearRedDay.

 

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