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Wear red on Friday, February 1 to support the fight against heart disease in women!
Go Red for Women celebrates the energy, passion and power women have to band together to wipe out heart disease and stroke.
Thanks to the participation of millions of people across the country, the color red and the red dress now stand for the ability all women have to improve their heart health and live stronger, longer lives.
Working to change the perception that heart disease is a "man's disease" is working. Teaching more and more women how to talk to their doctors about heart disease can save thousands of lives every year. The good news is that heart disease is often preventable. In case anyone still believes that heart disease is only a concern for older women, please read the Inspiring Stories that make the case plain and simple: the time for action is now!
Join Buncombe County employees as we wear red every Friday in February to support Heart Health awareness! We encourage everyone to know their numbers = blood pressure, cholesterol level and body mass index. These numbers can red flag a problem in your heart.