Detroit businesses light town red for National Wear Red Day

Day is effort to bring awareness of heart disease in women

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American Heart Association

DETROIT - The American Heart Association is encouraging everyone to wear red on Friday, February 1st, to help raise awareness of women's heart disease.

Throughout the month of February, local businesses say they will 'go red' in an effort to bring awareness to heart disease, known as the number one killer among women.

Go Red For Women is the American Heart Association's national movement that was created by women for women. The association says it is dedicated to uncovering the truth about women and heart disease.

According to the association, National Wear Red Day was created as part of the campaign to educate the community about the silent kiler.

Some of the businesses that said will be participating in the movement include:

  • General Motors (outdoor lights and indoor display)
  • Campus Martius Ice Skating Rink
    Compuware (front of building and atrium) and Bedrock properties
  • First National, downtown Detroit (trees decorated in red lights)
  • Chase, downtown Detroit (trees decorated in red lights)
  • Woodward store fronts downtown will feature large red dress illustrations courtesy of Fathead
  • One Woodward, light display
  • St. John Providence Health System
  • MGM
  • Comerica Park
  • Plunkett Cooney
  • Somerset Collection
  • Home Interior Warehouse, located at 1017 E. W. Maple Road, Walled Lake, MI

The American Heart Association says anyone can also participate in Wear Red Day. Those that wear red can upload their photos and videos to their national Facebook page, along with their local Facebook page here.

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