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Go Red for Women raises awareness of heart disease, stroke in women

Heart disease is a woman's greatest health threat -- it claims the lives of one in three women.

Posted: Jan. 30, 2019 1:31 PM

UTICA, N.Y. -- Friday people nationwide will Go Red for Women. It's a day to raise awareness of heart disease and stroke in women.

Heart disease is a woman's greatest health threat -- it claims the lives of one in three women.

A total of 80 percent of those cases could be prevented if we look out for the warning signs, eat smart and educate ourselves.

As you grab your red, you should know what it's for, and share your knowledge.

People are encouraged to use the hashtags -- #wearredday, #goredforwomen and #mvgoesred.

“Every piece of red you see on Friday, we want to remind you about heart disease in women and what you can do to prevent it,” said Kristy Smorol, with the American Heart Association.

A Go Red luncheon is taking place in Rome at the Delta Lake Inn Friday from 12 p.m. until 1 p.m.

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