Massachusetts lawmakers wore red to raise awareness of heart disease and stroke in women. National Wear Red Day is Friday, February 7th.
The event was held at the State House on Monday, February 3rd, 2020, as part of the American Heart Association’s (AHA) signature movement Go Red for Women.
Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year, or approximately one woman every minute, according to AHA.
“Proud to stand with colleagues at State House and Go Red for Women to raise awareness of heart disease, which is the leading cause of death in women in the United States but also one of the most preventable,” said Dorchester (4th Suffolk) State Representative David Biele in a public statement.
Nationally sponsored by CVS Health, the Go Red for Women movement advocates for more research and swifter action for women’s heart health and encourages people to show support by wearing red and giving through February.
“Prioritizing women’s health is critical to ensuring our communities are healthier, safer & stronger, ” said Dorchester (5th Suffolk) State Representative Liz Miranda in a public statement.
For more information, the Dorchester Post invite you to visit heart.org or call the American Heart Association at 1-800-242-8721.