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Raise awareness for heart disease with the Go Red for Women campaign

02 February 2018

It is National Wear Red Day, which hopes to raise awareness for heart disease. One in three women dies from heart disease and stroke every year.

But 80 percent of cardiovascular diseases are preventable through healthy habits like improving diet and exercising.

You can also head to our Facebook page WFRV Channel 5 and post your pictures there. One way to raise awareness is through National Wear Red Day.

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Friday, February 2nd is national "Go Red For Women" day.

Preventing heart disease starts with knowing your numbers: total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar, and body mass index (BMI).

If it seems like just about everyone is sporting something red today, don't worry, you're not going insane.

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"We are proud to support the "Go Red for Women" movement here at Harbor Country Day School", said Head of School John Cissel. Share a picture of yourself, your family, your coworkers and friends wearing red with the hash tag #BhamGoRed and encourage others to do the same.

Mayor Allen Joines will also deliver a National Wear Red Day proclamation. "It's only fitting that our faculty and staff should lead by example, in this case by supporting the American Heart Association's invaluable efforts to tackle a major health concern among women".

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Raise awareness for heart disease with the Go Red for Women campaign