Several people will join the American Heart Association's movement to raise awareness for heart disease in women by wearing red on Friday.
National Wear Red Day happens annually as part of the AHA’s Go Red for Women campaign.
According to the AHA, heart disease is the leading killer of women in the United States, and one in three women are dying from cardiovascular disease.
In Utica, participating businesses will illuminate buildings in red at 4 p.m. in honor of the campaign.
Dr. Cynthia Jones, chief medical officer at Mosaic Health says it’s important for women to learn about heart disease and know the signs and symptoms.
"For women, just making sure we're paying attention to our symptoms and signs, to make sure we are being more aware what heart disease is,” she said. “I think for a lot of us, we tend to get busy and push this to the side. Our outcomes for heart disease are not as good."
For more information on the Go Red for Women campaign, click here.