New Orleans Women To ‘Go Red’ For National Wear Red Day
NEW ORLEANS – One in three women in New Orleans will die from heart disease, according to the American Heart Association. Each year more women in the U.S. die from heart disease than from all forms of cancer combined.
In response, the Go Red For Women Movement is working to raise awareness that 80 percent of heart disease can be prevented. By seeking preventative care, knowing key health numbers, exercising for 30 minutes a day and eating a heart healthy diet, women can decrease the risk of this health threat, American Heart Association data found.
On Friday, Feb. 3, local women and women from around the U.S. are being asked to wear red. 2017 Go Red for Women co-chair Colleen Monaghan said, “This simple action can ignite a woman to learn her specific risk factors for cardiovascular disease and to take action to control them through adopting a more heart healthy lifestyle.”