FRIDAY 2/7: National Wear Red Day spreads awareness over biggest threat to women's health

PHOENIX - The American Heart Association's Go Red For Women movement is asking men and women to wear red on Friday to spread heart disease awareness.

According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the biggest health threat to women, killing more women than all types of cancer combined. Most women don't realize they're having symptoms of the disease until it's too late.

The association is encouraging everyone to go red on National Wear Red Day to help spread the message.

Launched in 1994, the Go Red For Women campaign has increased its registration from 395,000 to 1,855,865 and since then there has been a 23 percent increase in awareness, according to the American Heart Association.

Since the movement launched, there has been a 32 percent decrease in cardiovascular deaths saving about 650,000 women's lives.

The association will host its annual Go Red For Women Luncheon Friday, May 9 at the Phoenician in Scottsdale.  

To learn more, visit PhoenixGoRedLuncheon.org or visit the national website GoRedForWomen.org

Looking for more ways to stay heart healthy? Join ABC15's Rally for Red !

With heart healthy monthly reminders, ABC15 is determined to let viewers know that they can do their part to prevent heart disease with simple steps, like healthy eating and exercise.

Rally for Red is a community movement that starts the 15th of every month! Help us as we strive to make Arizona a better place.

 
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