It’s National Wear Red Day on Friday, February 3. As part of the American Heart Association’s goal to raise awareness of women’s heart health issues, the Go Red For Women movement has been picked up by department stores, salons and community leaders, even in Washington state.

According to the American Heart Association and the Centers for Disease Control’s 2007 numbers, heart Disease and stroke account for 29.3% of all female deaths in Washington state. On average, nearly 19 women die from heart disease and stroke in Washington each day. In fact, the AHA points out that more women die of heart disease than all forms of cancer combined.

During the month of February, women in Puget Sound are invited to join in on one of the many heart events happening to raise awareness of the importance of maintaining good heart health. Click HERE to find out what’s happening in your area.

Click HERE for more information on Go Red For Women and Wear Red Day nationwide.

  1. Eric Starson says:

    The good news is that it looks like heart disease can be completely prevented with a healthy enough diet, or even reversed:

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