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Published on February 06, 2015

National Wear Red Day is today, February 6th!

After the first "Wear Red Day" more than a decade ago, the American Heart Association in 2004 created the nationwide "Go Red for Women" campaign to educate women on heart disease, increase funding for heart research and raise public awareness about cardiac symptoms experienced by women.

So you will be seeing red all over UHS - and the community - on Friday, February 6th. 

That's because UHS will be joining with the American Heart Association and the national Go Red for Women organization in observing Wear Red Day 2015.  It's all part of a campaign across all 50 states to raise awareness about the seriousness of women's heart-health issues.

The public is invited to attend a special Wear Red Day ribbon-cutting ceremony, starting at 10 a.m. on February 6th in the lobby at UHS Vestal.  Remarks by registered nurse and heart attack survivor Megan Farmer will be featured.

Look for special information tables devoted to women's cardiovascular health at UHS Stay Healthy in the Oakdale Mall, UHS Vestal on the Vestal Parkway, and the cafeterias at UHS Wilson Medical Center and UHS Binghamton General Hospital. 

You'll also find displays at UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital in Norwich, UHS Delaware Valley Hospital in Walton, UHS Senior Living at Ideal and UHS Home Care.

And don't be surprised if you see many members of the UHS team attired in red clothing on February 6th!  That may include ladies turned out in red dresses, skirts, blouses, sweaters or scarves, and quite a few supportive gentlemen sporting red ties!

Heart disease is the Number One killer of women, claiming more lives than all forms of cancer combined.  And heart attack symptoms in women may differ from those in men - so awareness is vitally important.

But there's plenty of good news.  Since Wear Red Day was launched in 2003, more women are losing weight, checking their cholesterol and talking with their doctors about heart disease.  Now, 34 percent fewer women die from heart disease -saving 330 lives every day.

Women and men, join The Heart Leader, UHS, and show your support!  Wear something red on February 6th.

Check out and share this video with the women you love! It is a great share and brings attention to heart attack symptoms that are common in women, but not commonly known.