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Get REaDy for Wear RED Day!



Published: Sun, February 1, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m.

Youngstown, OH – One day a year red takes over as the most fashionable color in the tri-county area to be seen in! That day is the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women “Wear Red Day.”

On Friday, Feb. 6, show your support of the Go Red For Women movement, a nationwide movement that celebrates the energy, passion and power women have to band together and wipe out heart disease, by wearing red! One in three women has cardiovascular disease, and every minute one woman dies as a result of this health threat.

Learn how to love your heart by preventing heart disease. More than 10,000 companies throughout the country participate in Wear Red Day, and many cities across the nation illuminate monuments, landmarks and major buildings in red to show their support in the fight against heart disease.

Thanks to the participation of millions of people across the country, the color red and the red dress have become linked with creating awareness of heart disease in women. Go Red For Women is channeling its energies and resources to challenge real women nationwide to discover their personal heart health risk by taking the online Go Red Heart CheckUp. Go Red provides tools and information women need to protect themselves and their loved ones.

Wear red on Friday, Feb.6, to help save the hearts of women who are loved by many. Visit www.GoRedForWomen.org to find out more about Wear Red Day and Go Red For Women or call the American Heart Association at 330-965-9230.

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About Go Red For Women

Since 2004, Go Red For Women has captured the energy, passion, and intelligence of women to work collectively to wipe out heart disease—the No. 1 killer of women. Today we want millions of women across America to take heart disease personally. Using the simple platform “Love Your Heart,” Go Red For Women engages these women—and the men who love them—to embrace the cause. Healthcare providers, celebrities, and politicians also elevate the cause and spread the word about women and heart disease. For more information about Go Red For Women, please call

1-888-MY-HEART (1-888-694-3278) or visit www.GoRedForWomen.org. The movement is nationally sponsored by Macy’s and Merck & Co., Inc.

About National Wear Red Day

The first Friday in February is designated as National Wear Red Day. The American Heart Association shares ownership of National Wear Red Day with the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute. Go Red and Go Red For Women are trademarks of AHA. The red dress design is a trademark U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.


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