Published: Fri, February 02, 2018
Medicine | By Brett Sutton

Cincinnati promotes women's heart health on Friday's National Wear Red Day

Cincinnati promotes women's heart health on Friday's National Wear Red Day

Wear Red Day intends to raise awareness and advocate for more research for women's heart health. One in three women dies from heart disease and stroke every year.

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

Go Red for Women Director for the American Heart Association in Southwest Michigan Kimberly Earnshaw says patients should get their blood pressure taken regularly and correctly as well as their cholesterol numbers, blood sugar levels and their body mass index.


Friday is a day to wear red! You can visit the Go Red for Women website to donate to the American Heart Association.

In addition, four local women, comprised of two heart disease survivors, a stroke survivor and a lifestyle change champion, will be named the 2018 Forsyth County Go Red Women. This year, they have a goal to raise $2,000,000. You can purchase Red Dress pins for $3 each, and 100% of the proceeds benefit Go Red for Women.

You can support the fight for heart health by wearing red today and sharing a picture of you, your family, friends, or colleagues going red on social media with the hashtags #WearRedDay, #WIHearts or #GBGoesRed.

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