This is why everyone's wearing red today… and why you should too

National Wear Red Day: Why do we wear red?

Mayor Joe Butler joined several members of the association at Community Bank to declare February 2, 2018 Wear Red Day.

On National Wear Red Day, individuals, workplaces and organizations are encouraged to wear red to spread awareness of heart disease. And while you're at it, you can also donate online to help fight the disease that causes one out of every three of our sisters' deaths each year.

Lifestyle choices such as smoking, poor diet, and excessive alcohol can increase chances of heart disease.

Heart disease is the number one killer of all Americans.

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That's more than all cancers combined. While cardiovascular diseases in the US kill approximately one woman every 80 seconds, the good news is 80 percent of cardiac events may be prevented with education and lifestyle changes.

Dr. Jerome Pierson setting aside a day to wear red is important because it starts a conversation.

You can also shop at Macy's and pick up a Red Dress pin.

"So you may go up to them and ask them a question, why are you wearing red, what's going on today?" All proceeds go to Go Red for Women. "It's only fitting that our faculty and staff should lead by example, in this case by supporting the American Heart Association's invaluable efforts to tackle a major health concern among women".

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