Published: Thu, February 02, 2017
Medical | By Ismael Lynch

LSU Alpha Phi chapter working to raise awareness for Wear Red Day

Spokeswoman Shannon Hilaire says the event will feature a 1.5-mile dash from Miller Time Pub and Grill to the State Capitol.

Seeing red is not a bad thing on National Wear Red Day Feb. 3. "By our members dressing in red and encouraging family and friends to do the same, we hope to encourage local women to educate themselves on this deadly disease", said Martha Presler, regent for the Gen. John Caldwell Chapter NSDAR. Unfortunately, many women still fail to make the connection between heart disease risk factors and their personal risk of developing the disease.

From the Office of the Ulster County Executive Mike Hein: Ulster County Executive Mike Hein announces that Ulster County will recognize the American Heart Association's National Wear Red Day on February 3, 2017 as well as American Heart Month by lighting the Ulster County Office Building at 244 Fair Street in Kingston with red lighting for the month of February.

Take the first step to join together for heart health.

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The National Society DAR has supported the Go Red for Women campaign since it was launched in 2004 and has even gone so far as to shine bright red lights on its national headquarters in Washington, honor of Go Red for Women. Many women pursue health care, especially from specialists such as gynecologists, but aren't preparing themselves for their number one risk, she said. Sanford Health, El Riad Shriners and the American Heart Association are all teaming up to put it on.

Cardiovascular diseases kill almost one in three women each year.

Your youth also doesn't excuse you from more "traditional" heart issues like heart attacks, clogged arteries, and strokes. But while it is the No. 1 killer of women, it is 80 percent preventable, with simple lifestyle changes like exercise.

Traditionally, we think about men being the primary victims of heart disease, but each year, it claims the lives of hundreds of thousands of women.

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