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Wear Red on Fridays in February for Heart MonthPublished: Feb. 3, 2015
Do you know that heart disease is still the #1 killer of women, taking the lives of one in three women each year?
This means our mothers, sisters, and friends are dying at the rate of one per minute because they don't know what you know: heart disease kills.
On National Wear Red Day on Friday, February 6, Americans nationwide will wear red to show support for women's heart disease awareness. Methodist Health System employees are invited to wear every Friday in February to show their support.
Wear a red shirt, red shoes, red accessories – anything red will do, subject to your department’s dress code.
Heart Disease Facts
- Heart disease is more deadly than all forms of cancer combined.
- Heart disease kills approximately one woman every minute.
- While 1 in 31 American women dies from breast cancer each year, 1 in 3 dies of heart disease.
- An estimated 43 million women in the U.S. are affected by heart disease.
- Ninety percent of women have one or more risk factors for developing heart disease.
- Since 1984, more women than men have died each year from heart disease.
- The symptoms of heart disease can be different in women and men, and are often misunderstood.
Source: American Heart Association
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