National Wear Red Day

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The American Heart Association said they are trying to raise awareness about heart disease on February 6, otherwise known as Wear Red Day.  They said this is the 12th year for the movement.
 
The association said heart disease is the number one killer of men and women and is more deadly than all forms of cancer combined.  Currently some eight million women in the U.S. are living with heart disease, yet only one in six women believe it is their greatest health threat.  Doctors believe 90 percent of women have one or more risk factors for developing heart disease.  American Heart Association staff said women can reduce their chance for heart disease by checking their blood pressure, keeping cholesterol levels low, exercising regularly and eating healthy.
 
The American Heart Association and Kentucky One Health said they will be at the Fayette Mall from 1 to 3 p.m. on Friday for screenings.  For more information, visit www.goredforwomen.org.