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National Wear Red Day raises awareness for cardiovascular disease in women

Posted at 7:13 AM, Feb 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-07 07:39:44-05

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of in women, claiming the lives of one in three women.

Friday is National Wear Red day for people to wear red to help raise awareness for the disease.

The American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women initiative is working to help women recognize the signs of a heart attack.

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is the second leading cause of preventable heart disease and stroke death — second only to smoking.

During February, the American Heart Association is talking about women and their risk of heart disease and stroke.

Even our floor director Mike Davis went red for women by sporting a nice red dress today to raise awareness for a serious topic.