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Wear your red for heart disease awareness

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Wear Red Day kicks off American Heart Month. Wear Red Day kicks off American Heart Month.

Friday, February 1st is National Wear Red Day.  It's a day to kick off American Heart Month for the month of February. The awareness campaign is to draw attention to cardiovascular disease and the efforts to stop America's number one killer, which is heart disease.

"One in four women die of heart disease, so if you look in a room and if you have four women in there, one of you may die of heart disease," says Barb Flynn with Mercy Medical Center Red Dress Ambassadors program.

According to the American Heart Association, heart disease affects more women than men and kills more women each year than all cancers combined.

"It's a statistic that's there that we need to look at it and we need to get the education out and that's why with February being heart month we can kick that off with this great event with the National Wear Red Day," says Flynn.

This is the tenth year for the awareness day.

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