Join WQAD News 8 and Wear RED This Friday!

Join WQAD News 8 and Wear RED This Friday!

February marks the start of American Heart Month, a reminder that heart disease is the leading cause of death for women and an opportunity to raise public awareness about risk factors and what women can do to improve their heart health. "Heart disease and stroke also impact the lives of one in three women - or a third of mothers, sisters and friends - and cardiac events are on the rise in young women in their twenties".

Know your family history and health numbers like blood pressure, cholesterol and BMI to understand your risk.

WomenHeart is recognizing Heart Month online, at in-person events around the country, and by talking to legislators about the need to address heart disease in women.

This year's show will be hosted by Tamron Hall (ABC's Tamron Hall Show).

"Awareness is really important because it changes how we view our future health", she said.

Spend less time sitting and move more throughout the day. The 2019 victor, King the Wire Fox Terrier, will walk the runway with Entertainment Tonight's Rachel Smith.

According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of women. Sign up to participate in lifesaving clinical trial research through the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women movement and Verily's Project Baseline: Research Goes Red initiative.

As chair, Thomas will work diligently with community members and executive leaders to support the First Coast Go Red for Women movement. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.

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