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Mississippians wear red for Heart Disease awareness

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Friday, February 2nd is Go Red for Women Day and people across the country are wearing red to raise awareness and money for the American Heart Association.

The American Heart Association says that cardiovascular disease is responsible for one out of every three deaths in America and that Heart Disease is the #1 cause of death in the U.S. and it’s 100% preventable with better nutrition, physical activity and quitting smoking.

“Women’s issues are now front and center in our national conversation, yet cardiovascular diseases still kill nearly one in every three women each year,” said American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown. “In fact, today, heart disease claims more lives than all forms of cancer combined, and we still don’t fully understand the role gender plays. That is unacceptable and there is no better time than now for women to come together and make a Go Red Commitment to take action for women’s heart health. When you support Go Red For Women by making a Go Red Commitment, fundraising and sharing your story, more research is funded and more lives are saved.”

If you are wearing red today, be sure to post about it on social media and use the hashtag #WearRedAndGive.

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