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February 3, 2006

Albany- Today is National Wear Red Day and people across the country are wearing their red attire this morning to educate people about the risks of Heart Disease.

According to the Dougherty County Health Department, more women die from heart disease than ALL cancers combined. However, only 20 percent of all women know that their biggest threat to health is heart disease.

The department wants women to know The Heart Truth. Sheen Hayes of the DOCO Health Department states that, "Heart disease is the #1 killer of American women. In an effort to educate women, and the men who love them, about this deadly disease the Dougherty County Health Department has partnered with Albany Technical College, Union Mission Outreach and Public Health Center, and the Albany Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., to host a Wear Red For Women Luncheon on Friday, February 3, in observance of National Wear Red Day. "

National Wear Red Day is an annual observance held on the first Friday in February. On this day, people across the nation take women's health to heart by wearing red to show their support for women's heart disease awareness.

By asking women and men to wear red on February 3, the Dougherty County Health Department and its partners hope to give women in Dougherty County and Southwest Georgia a personal, urgent wake-up call about their risk for heart disease.

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