Annual Go Red for Women luncheon held

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — Six hundred Central New Yorkers are going Red for Women with the American Heart Association.

The annual luncheon serves as a chance to remind us that one out of three women dies from heart disease, making it the number one killer of women.

This movement works to educate women about the signs and symptoms of a heart attack, something they may not think of right away.

“The Red for Women started because the Heart Association had identified that women did not identify heart disease as their risk of death. And since it’s preventable, we wanted to focus that messaging on ‘Go Red for Women.’ And since that time, we’ve been able to move the percentage of women who’ve had heart disease from one out of two to one out of three. We’ve had great movement from this campaign over the last 16 years, but we still have a lot of work to do,” said Frankin Fry, Executive Director of the American Heart Association.

Fry also adds that 80% of heart disease is preventable through diet, exercise, and not smoking.

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