February 2 is Wear Red Day

Go Red for Women Day: Heart disease awareness

St. James independent school joins National Wear Red for Women Day to raise awareness about the prevalence of heart disease among women.

That's more than all cancers combined.

It's National Wear Red Day, and it helps kick off the Go Red For Women campaign that KVRR is proud to sponsor. The good news is heart disease can often be prevented when people make healthy choices and manage health conditions. Heart disease is the number one killer of women, according to the AHA, and there are several misconceptions about the disease. About 80% of cardiovascular diseases may be prevented.

Americans are asked to wear red as a symbol of strength and unity in the movement to end cardiovascular disease and stroke.

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Dr. Jerome Pierson setting aside a day to wear red is important because it starts a conversation. Every Macy's customer will get a second pin for free to give to a friend or family member when they buy one this year.

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

Mayor Allen Joines will also deliver a National Wear Red Day proclamation. You can also follow all the latest from the Birmingham chapter of the American Heart Association by visiting their website or following along on social media: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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