Kentuckians encouraged to wear red Friday in observance of women’s heart disease

Free screenings from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Lexington

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 5, 2015) — The Kentucky Department for Public Health is encouraging all Kentuckians to “Go Red” on Friday to show support for National Wear Red Day, an observance created to highlight the dangers of heart disease among women.

heartAlso on Friday, staff from KentuckyOne Health Heart and Vascular Care will team up with the American Heart Association to offer free health screenings from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Macy’s at Fayette Mall in Lexington.

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of Americans and one of the biggest threat to the health of women in Kentucky. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2013, more than 4,600 women in Kentucky died from heart disease.

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