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Be dashing and daring in red, while supporting women's heart health

03 February 2018, 01:58 | Franklin Nunez

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SGMC observes Heart Health Month

Youngblood, Media Information Technology Director of The Union Connection Cable Channel 192, suffered a heart attack on September 14, 2015 and a second one on October 18, 2016.

"Our Go Red For Women event is a great opportunity to reach out to women in our community and alert them to their personal risk factors for heart disease", said Wendy Thomas, event coordinator, in a release. Some risk factors for developing heart disease include high blood pressure, smoking, high cholesterol, physical inactivity, being overweight or obese, diabetes, or other metabolic diseases. "We ended up with a little competition between the community centers to see which center could produce the most hats", said Neto. American Heart Association is highlighting the fight against female heart disease in their Go Red For Women campaign, raising awareness to the cause by promoting the strong, passionate color of red.

The American Heart Association is encouraging people to wear red to support education and awareness about women and heart health.

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Heart disease is South Carolina's leading killer for women among all racial and ethnic groups.

Heart disease and stroke cause one in three deaths among women each year, killing approximately one woman every 80 seconds. "Efforts to achieve better prevention of heart disease must not be seen less important than advancing treatments of such diseases". Their goal is to light the way for future generations and educate women on how to prevent heart disease. Of these, 525,000 are a first heart attack and 210,000 happen in people who have already had a heart attack.Ulster County joins thousands of businesses and organizations nationwide by going red to raise awareness of heart disease. According to AHA, more than 2 million women have taken the Go Red Heart CheckUp which can be completed online.

"So wear red on Friday and start a conversation and save lives". Heart attack symptoms vary with gender.

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