Friday is Annual

This Friday, American women are encouraged to rummage through their closets and find something red to wear in support of the American Heart Association’s annual Go Red for Women campaign. Celebrities like Allison Janney, known for her work on the West Wing and movies like Juno and The Help, are also taking part in the campaign.

“An estimated 43 million women in the U.S. are affected by heart disease, yet only one in five women believe heart disease is her greatest health threat,” Dr. Jennifer Mieres, a professor of cardiology and senior vice president of community and public health at North Shore-LIJ Health System in Lake Success, N.Y., said in an American Heart Association statement.
Now on its tenth year, National Wear Red Day is aimed at awareness of women’s number one killer, heart disease.