Wear Red for Heart Disease

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Are you planning on wearing red on Friday, February 2nd?

The first Friday in February is National Wear Red Day to bring awareness to the Number 1 disease that kills women, heart disease. This coming year will be the 15 years since the American Heart Association first brought awareness to the fact that this is the number 1 killer of women. The AHA hopes that this will help bring awareness to women’s heart health. The color red is seen as a color that stands out, and can be a confidence booster! Besides it being the color of our hearts, some say this is why the AHA chose red as the color of this cause. All women should “Know Their Numbers”. The five numbers every woman should know regarding cardiovascular health are: Total Cholesterol, HDL (good) Cholesterol, Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar and Body Mass Index (BMI). To donate to Go Red For Women, head over to https://donatenow.heart.org/goredforwomen/. By doing so, you are helping researchers discover new scientific knowledge regarding cardiovascular health in women. Talk to your health care provider today about YOUR heart health!