National Wear Red Day

You may see many people wearing red Friday, in support helping women be more heart healthy.

It's National Wear Red Day, a day the American Heart Association uses to bring awareness to the fact that heart disease is the number one killer of women. The American Heart Association says a woman dies every minute from heart disease.

The East Carolina Heart Institute at Pitt County Memorial Hospital will participate in National Heart Month activities during February to raise awareness among local women that heart disease is their number-one health threat.

If you notice the lights at the Heart Institute are red Friday night, that's also in observance of National Wear Red Day.

"We are also very sensitive to the unique heart needs of women," said Steve Lawler, PCMH President, in a press release. "We realize how important it is to raise awareness so that women know their risk factors for heart disease and start working on prevention.”

The Heart Institute at PCMH will help sponsor the third Heart Health Expo on Saturday, Feb. 26, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Greenville Convention Center. The event is free.

You can learn more about National Wear Red Day by clicking the link below.

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