Published: Thu, February 01, 2018
Medicine | By Brett Sutton

'Wear Red Day' slated for Friday

'Wear Red Day' slated for Friday

Lifestyle choices such as smoking, poor diet and excessive alcohol can increase chances of heart disease.

CVS Health is a national sponsor of Go Red For Women, the American Heart Association's movement that advocates for more research and swifter action for women's heart health.

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, causing one in three deaths of women in America. The American Heart Association hopes you'll participate in the 14 annual Go Red For Women movement to help save women's lives. The program also supplies women with information and tools to make that happen. The charity appeared on Great Day Tampa Bay to encourage everyone to wear red on Friday, February 2, to raise awareness of heart diseases.

Click on the locations above to register for the event. "A lot of times it's too darn late to find out you have heart disease", the cardiologist said. Therefore, it is important to learn the warning signs for heart attack and stroke, but remember that the symptoms can be very different for men and women.

The Red Dress symbol was introduced in 2003 when First Lady Laura Bush, wearing a Red Dress pin, conducted a national media tour to officially unveil the new national symbol.

Finally, know your numbers for blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar and BMI.

Christiana Care Health System is one of the country's largest healthcare systems, ranking as the 22nd leading hospital in the nation and 11th on the East Coast in terms of admissions.

On Thursday, American Heart Association volunteers and staff will be promoting National Wear Red Day at their Honks for Hearts Fundraiser.

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