Women "go red" for heart health - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Women "go red" for heart health

Source: WLBT Source: WLBT
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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Dozens of women, sporting red attire, attended the Go Red for Women Luncheon Thursday at the Jackson Convention Complex.

The luncheon was part of the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women movement that encourages local women to take charge of their heart health by making it a top priority so they can live stronger, longer lives.

According to the AHA, Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women in America today. More than one in three females has some form of cardiovascular disease taking the lives of more than 420,000 women every year, which is about one every minute.

More women than men are dying of cardiovascular disease in the Metro Jackson area and in Mississippi. On average, nearly 13 women die from heart disease and stroke in Mississippi each day.

To join, go to the National Go Red movement website, or call1-888-MYHEART.

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