THERE IS SOMETHING EVERY ONE OF US CAN DO TO SPREAD AWARENESS.
IT'S IN YOUR HEALTH MATTERS.
"one in three women die of heart disease, but you can fight back."
"my mother and grandmother personally died from stroke and so that's how i got involved personally."
MARINDA HEINRICH, IS THE CHAIRWOMAN FOR THIS YEAR'S GO RED FOR WOMEN EVENT, AND SHE WANTS TO ENCOURAGE WOMEN TO GO RED.
"most people don't realize that heart disease is the #1 killer of women, it kills more women than all forms of cancer combined."
THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT HEART DISEASE CAN BE PREVENTED.
"it's really important that we bring awareness to the forefront in women so they can know to keep a lookout on their numbers - their cholesterol, their BP, have a healthy as far as eating healthy lifestyle, getting exercise and we can prevent a lot of these deaths."
MS. HEINRICH SAYS SMALL CHANGES CAN MAKE BIG DIFFERENCES.
"if you can just even walk 30 minutes a day is great. take the stairs instead of the escalator or the elevator, get out and walk around the building when you have 10 minutes @ work, it doesn't have to be all at one time."
THIS FRIDAY THE 7TH, WEAR YOUR RED TO SUPPORT HEART AWARENESS MONTH.
"decorate their buildings with red, red lights anything to draw attention to Go Red For Women as far as getting the message out about heart disease and how it affects women and what we can do to prevent it.
SO ON FRIDAY SPORT YOUR RED, TAKE PICTURES AND POST THEM TO THE FACEBOOK PAGE, GO RED FOR WOMEN.
Copyright 2015 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.