Get out your red sweaters, shirts, shoes, scarves or any red colored accessory because this Friday is "National Wear Red Day".

The American Heart Association is urging everyone men and especially women to wear red in awareness of heart disease, which is the number one killer of women in America, and stroke.

According to the American Heart Associations Go Red for Women, "1 out of 3 deaths among women, every year, are caused by heart disease and stroke." However, that can be changed "because 80 percent of cardiac events can be prevented with education and lifestyle changes."

This is a issue that close to my heart, no pun intended, as heart issues run on both sides of my family. My grandfather had open heart surgery when I was about 8 years old, my Dad had a open heart surgery (a quadruple by-pass when I was 24). High blood pressure and cholesterol is with in my immediate family as well as my extended family of aunts and uncles and my now passed grandmothers.

So yes, you will will see me wearing something red this Friday.

In fact many broadcasters across the nation will be too.

 

Television anchors nationwide will wear red this Friday to raise awareness about heart disease and stroke in women.http://spr.ly/6181BZhud

Posted by American Heart Association on Thursday, February 4, 2016

To learn more about Go Red and the American heart Association, click here.Or visit their facebook page: American Heart Association.