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Kick Off American Heart Month, Celebrate National Wear Red Day
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The American Heart Association, the leading voluntary health organization devoted to a world of longer, healthier lives, together with its Go Red for Women movement, are asking you to ‘Wear Red’ to support Go Red for Women and attend their Wear Red Day event at Vintage Faire Mall on Friday, Feb. 1.

Women, men and families of all ages are invited to attend the celebration and to help raise awareness of heart disease as the number one killer of women by wearing red. There will be fitness demos, Hands-Only CPR training, kids coloring stations, makeup demos and free health screenings from Sutter Heart and Vascular Institute.

This special event is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Vintage Faire Mall, 3401 Dale Road, Modesto.

Highlights include free blood pressure screenings by Sutter Heart and Vascular Institute; pamper yourself with the perfect shade of red lipstick by Macy’s; be active with fitness demonstrations; learn show to save a life with Hands-Only CPR by AMR; eat right with a heart-healthy talk by Sutter Heart and Vascular Institute; learn to be well through art from Pinot’s Palette; and youngsters can visit the Kids Heart Challenge coloring station.

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, taking more lives than all forms of cancer combined. Someone you know and love may be affected – at any age. Heart disease and stroke claim the lives of one in three women – a third of our mothers, sisters and friends. It’s time to change this fact.

While nearly 80 percent of cardiac events can be prevented through education and lifestyle changes, cardiovascular diseases continue to be a woman’s greatest health threat. To treat, beat and prevent heart disease and stroke, women should understand family health history, know their five key personal health numbers to help determine risk and make healthy behavior changes like moving more, eating smart and managing blood pressure.

The American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women movement is the trusted, passionate, relevant force for change to end heart disease and stroke in women all over the world. For 15 years, Go Red for Women has provided a platform for women to come together, raise awareness, fund lifesaving research, advocate for change and improve the lives of all women everywhere. The American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women movement is nationally sponsored by CVS Health, with additional support from national cause supporters.

The American Heart Association is a leading force for a world of longer, healthier lives. With nearly a century of lifesaving work, the Dallas-based association is dedicated to ensuring equitable health for all.