Published: Thu, February 02, 2017
Health Care | By Gwendolyn Kim

She's got heart: Go Red for Women in February

If you're interested in attending the Go Red Tea for women, call to RSVP by February 15th.

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

The goal is to raise awareness for the fight against heart disease and stroke. Attendees, along with Tulane students, faculty and staff are all encouraged to wear red in support of the National Wear Red Day.

According to the website, since the initial start of Wear Red Day, there have been tremendous strides.

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For the month of February, WCCO is honored to partner with the American Heart Association of Minnesota on their Go Red For Women campaign. When you get involved in supporting Go Red For Women by advocating, fundraising and sharing your story, you save more lives.

Fewer women than men survive their first heart attack.

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. The American Heart Month is created to remind people the importance of a healthy heart and raise awareness on how to prevent the disease, the Who TV says.

"Eighty percent of heart disease can be prevented, so why not prevent your number one killer?" said Cotaya. But 80 percent of cardiac events and strokes. may be prevented with education and action. Smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, physical inactivity, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, genetics, age and other factors contribute to heart disease risk.

"We'd love to see the whole community Go Red for Women this year".

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