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Go Red: Raising awareness for women's health

Posted at 6:52 PM, Feb 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-07 20:52:58-05

Friday is National Wear Red Day.

It's a celebration on the first Friday of every February to commemorate American Heart Month, aimed at raising awareness about cardiovascular disease in women.

Doctors say stress can be a major risk factor for women, and this movement is on a mission to end heart disease and strokes in women.

Each letter in "Go Red" stands for different message the movement wants the public to know.

G:GET YOUR NUMBERS. Ask your doctor to check your blood pressure and cholesterol.
O: OWN YOUR LIFESTYLE. Stop smoking, lose weight, exercise, and eat healthy. It’s up to you. No one can do it for you.
R: REALIZE YOUR RISK. We think it won’t happen to us, but heart disease kills one of three women.
E: EDUCATE YOUR FAMILY. Make healthy food choices for you and your family. Teach your kids the importance of staying active.
D: DON’T BE SILENT. Tell every woman you know that heart disease is our No. 1 killer.