#GoRedForWomen: National Wear Red Day raises awareness of heart health

Cardiovascular disease leading killer of women in the US

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DETROIT – Cardiovascular disease is the leading killer of women in the United States, according to the American Heart Association.

According to the association’s newly released 2021 Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics, heart disease kills one woman approximately every 80 seconds. Cardiac events are on the rise in women in their 20s.

The association is calling on women to spread awareness about cardiac health on Friday, which is National Wear Red Day. Women and men are encouraged to “wear red and give” as part of the Go Red For Women movement.

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The American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women movement encourages people to take action throughout February by wearing red on Feb. 5, donating to the American Heart Association and using the #WearRedDay, #HeartMonth and #GoRedForWomen on social media.

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