National Wear Red Day, on the first Friday in February, is an annual campaign to raise awareness about heart disease in women. The Addison Gateway would like to share ways you can participate and show awareness.

The national campaign urges women to learn their risk for heart disease and to take steps to lower their risk. What increases a woman’s chances of heart disease?

We can prevent or reverse many of these risks by taking action. Speaking with our physician also helps to further lower our risk of heart attack and stroke by making and following a plan.

Heart disease and stroke kill one in three women. These diseases are 80 percent preventable according to Go Red for Women’s official website.

Go to www.goredforwomen.org for more information.

HOW TO OBSERVE #WearRedDay

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NATIONAL WEAR RED DAY HISTORY

The Go Red for Women campaign started in 2004 when the American Heart Association took on the challenge of raising awareness about the number 1 cause of death in women.