Elizabeth Banks, Go Red team up for heart disease awareness
In its ongoing effort to elevate public awareness about heart disease, the American Heart Associationâ€™s Go Red For Women movement is teaming up with Emmy-nominated actress Elizabeth Banks to share the truth about the No. 1 killer of women. More women die of heart disease than all forms of cancer combined. Unfortunately, heart disease is often silent, hidden and misunderstood.
Thatâ€™s why Go Red For Women is asking the women of Kentucky to participate in the 9th Annual National Wear Red Day on Friday, Feb. 3, to make ending heart disease a reality. Currently some eight million women in the U.S. are living with heart disease, yet only one in six women believes that heart disease is her greatest health threat. In fact, 90 percent of women have one or more risk factors for developing heart disease. On National Wear Red Day, Elizabeth Banks will join the American Heart Association to help shed light on this issue at Go Red For Womenâ€™s national kickoff at Macyâ€™s Herald Square in New York City.
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