On Friday, Feb. 5, women throughout Somerset County will be wearing red to focus attention on the number-one killer of women and the number-one health threat facing women today: cardiovascular disease.
“Diseases of the heart have the potential to affect all the women in our lives: our mothers and daughters, sisters, grandmothers, aunts, best friends and colleagues,” said Freeholder Patrick Scaglione, county health liaison.
Did you know?
• Nearly 460,000 American women die annually from cardiovascular diseases.
• A woman is 10 times as likely to die from heart disease as from breast cancer.
• Women account for more than 60 percent of stroke deaths annually and at all ages more women than men die from stroke.
• Heart disease and stroke claim more women‘s lives each year than the next five causes of death combined.
Join the American Heart Association’s “Go RED for Women” campaign; wear something red, and become part of the solution.
By doing so you will not only be raising awareness about the leading health threat facing women today; but also taking the time to think about our own hearts, and deciding to make positive choices and changes in our own lifestyle to maintain a healthy heart.
For more information, visit www.goredforwomen.org