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National Wear Red Day raises awareness for heart disease

02 February 2018, 09:49 | Rodolfo Quinn

American Heart Association Wants Women To “Go Red” On Friday

Go Red for Women Day: Heart disease awareness

Wear Red Day intends to raise awareness and advocate for more research for women's heart health.

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

Heart disease is the number one cause of death for both men and women in Louisiana and across the country, accounting for one in four deaths in adults.

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Cities and towns across the nation will go red to encourage women to know their numbers and prevent heart disease.

The day started in 2003 as a part of a campaign to raise awareness and take action against cardiovascular disease in women. By going red, you're showing your commitment to raising awareness of heart disease and leading a healthier life. Every Macy's customer will get a second pin for free to give to a friend or family member when they buy one this year.

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).

The celebration of "Wear Red Day" continued later on where Unity Point Health St. Lukes also had Mayor Bob Scott for their own reading of the Proclamation.

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