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Updated: Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013, 5:16 PM EST
Published : Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013, 5:13 PM EST
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) - National Wear Red Day is Friday, February 1, because according to the American Heart Association, "heart disease is still the number one killer of women."
The Go Red for Women campaign is their solution to save women's lives. Women are encouraged to wear red on February 1 to increase awareness of this largely preventable health problem, and in addition, can take part in activities to fight heart disease personally and which support the American Heart Association's efforts.
In support of National Wear Red Day, the MLK Bridge in downtown Fort Wayne will turn red at 5p.m. All are welcome to see it. People can gather on the East side of South Clinton at Lawton Park, starting at 4:30p.m.
Friday, February 1:
From 11a.m. to 5p.m. the American Heart Association will provide red dress pins and educational materials in front of Macy's at Glenbrook Square Mall. Parkview Community Nursing will offer health screenings. Participants are encouraged to wear red.
Monday, February 4:
A local restaurant will donate 15% of total bills beginning February 4 to the American Heart Association Go Red for Women campaign. Click to download the flyer. Present flyer to server on February 4, 2013.
Wednesday, February 13:
A Pinot & Prevention Party is planned, beginning at 5:30p.m. at McMillen Center for Health Education, 600 Jim Kelley Blvd. Tickets are $20, and reservations are requested. To RSVP and for more information call 260-485-9890.
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