Lands' End launching Wear Red Campaign

02 February, 2018, 21:48 | Author: Jeffery Armstrong
  • Go Red for Women Day: Heart disease awareness

It's an annual campaign by the American Heart Association to raise awareness for heart health.

Friday morning Mayor Bob Scott kicked off the event reading the Sioux City Wear Red Day Proclamation at Mercy Medical Center. The disease, according to the American Heart Association, kills approximately one woman every 80 seconds and is now the No. 1 killer of women in America. While cardiovascular diseases in the US kill approximately one woman every 80 seconds, the good news is 80 percent of cardiac events may be prevented with education and lifestyle changes.

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We're not wearing red on the Morning Show in honor of the Patriots heading back to the Superbowl - although the big game is on nearly everyone's minds as we start off this first weekend in February. 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.

During the event, Novant Health will highlight the top 10 cardiovascular and neurological advancements in the last decade. Macy's is also helping out.

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According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular diseases, which includes stroke, claim the life of a woman about every 80 seconds.

Cardiologists say if caught early, more than 80 percent of cardiovascular disease may be prevent, but the key is understanding your family health history, knowing your numbers and making lifestyle changes.

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