HAWLEY PASSES RESOLUTION TO PROCLAIM FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7th AS “WEAR RED FOR WOMEN DAY”

 Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) passed a resolution alongside his Assembly colleagues to proclaim this Friday, February 7th,as “Wear Red for Women Day”. The goal of the day is to promote awareness of heart health for women, since heart disease is the number one cause of death in women, causing over 460,000 female deaths every year.

            “Heart health is very important, especially when you consider the grim statistics associated with heart disease. I’ll be wearing red on Friday to promote awareness about heart health issues for women and what can be done to counter this trend,” said Hawley. “I hope that men and women throughout my district will support and invest their time and effort into healthy lifestyles that prevent heart disease.”

            Women are affected by heart disease more than any other illness, claiming a woman’s life every minute, or 460,000 deaths every year. By comparison, all forms of cancer took the lives of  270,000 women. Additionally, about two-thirds of females who died of heart disease experienced no symptoms prior.

            “Wear Red for Women Day” is part of the Go Red for Women initiative by the American Heart Association, which empowers women with the knowledge and resources they need to take care of their hearts.

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