Local hospitals celebrate "Wear Red Day" for women and heart health awareness

Local hospitals celebrate

Local hospitals celebrate "Wear Red Day" for women and heart health awareness

St. James independent school joins National Wear Red for Women Day to raise awareness about the prevalence of heart disease among women. It claims the life of one woman every 80 seconds and more women each year than all forms of cancer combined.

The Senate formally adopted a resolution that proclaims February 2018 as American Heart Month and February 2nd 2018 as "Go Red for Women Day".

The event focused on the number one killer in women, heart disease which is how one in three women die each year.

80 percent of cardiac and stroke events, however, may be prevented with education and action.

No, there isn't a UofL game today, but you may still see a lot of people dressed in red.


Americans are asked to wear red as a symbol of strength and unity in the movement to end cardiovascular disease and stroke.

The city of Winston-Salem will officially kick off National Wear Red Day at the 10th annual Winston-Salem Goes Red Breakfast.

If it seems like just about everyone is sporting something red today, don't worry, you're not going insane.

If you're a woman, The American Heart Association says, you should know your Total Cholesterol, HDL (good) Cholesterol, Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar, and Body Mass Index (BMI).

Macy's is also celebrating Wear Red Day and is offering sales in-store and online through February 5.

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