By Wjtv Staff
The 10th Annual ‘National Wear Red Day’ was held Friday to bring awareness to the importance of heart disease in women.
Heart disease is the number one killer of women in Mississippi and in the country, killing approximately 1 woman every minute.
The American Heart Association held a health screening Friday at UMMC as part of their ‘Go Red For Women’ movement.
They’re working to show women how to take control over their health and prevent heart disease.
“We want to make sure we are educating, makign sure we are getting out there and talking about Go Red,” said Albertstein Johnson-Pickett, “Go Red For Women” volunteer. “We want MS to be part of that National Campaign.”
The Jackson Veterans Association also held a “Wear Red Day” event.
They hosted a “Go Red For Women Veterans” health fair.
The event was aimed at educating women vets and providers about the symptoms of heart disease which can be different from men and are often misunderstood.