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The American Heart Association is encouraging everyone to wear red on Friday, February 1, 2013 to support Wear Red Day and increase awareness of heart disease, the No. 1 killer of women.
This year on Wear Red DaySelected stories and women will be featured in a variety of Go Red movement efforts, such as national media, PSAs, website content, brochures, magazine features and events. the American Heart Association is hosting a casting call from 11am-3pm at the Polaris Macy’s, offering any woman in central Ohio the opportunity to become the next National Go Red Woman to represent the 2013-2014 Go Red campaign.
Sadly, heart disease claims the lives of one in three women – almost one death per minute. The exciting news is that nearly 80 percent of cardiac events in women can be prevented, if the right choices are made.
Wear Red Day is a component of Go Red For Women, the American Heart Association’s national campaign to raise awareness of heart disease in women. One day a year, what you wear really can be a matter of life and death. Millions of Americans will choose to wear red on Feb. 1 and show their commitment to the fight against heart disease and stroke.
During February, American Heart Month, the American Heart Association is sponsoring activities, including Wear Red Dayon Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, to build awareness, raise funds and help women live longer stronger lives. The American Heart Association is urging everyone to wear red in recognition of mothers, sisters and friends who have suffered from heart disease.
For more information visit http://goredforwomen.org/wearredday/ or call 614-396-4362. Go Red For Women is sponsored nationally by Macy’s and Merck & Co. and locally by Cardinal Health and The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.